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Alight: The Peril (Pyxis #2)

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When Corinne learns who the second Guardian is, she must find a way to make peace with the last person in the world she wants to deal with. As she struggles, her nemesis unleashes an otherworldly evil, and a mysterious illness strikes Corinne’s friends. Faltering under the weight of her destiny, Corinne escapes to the dre
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Published September 21st 2012 by StoneHouse Ink
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Oct 25, 2012 Anagha rated it liked it
Recommended to Anagha by: K.C. Neal
Read my review of Pyxis -

The thing is, I read Pyxis almost a year ago. The magic of the first time just wasn't there anymore when I tried to re-read it, and although I thought I was still eager for the sequel, I really did not have that feeling of anxious anticipation for Book 2 as I did right after I first read Pyxis.

To add fuel to fire, I had expected much entertaining cuteness similar to the previous book in this series, Pyxis. I really enjoyed how Py
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Sep 18, 2012 Kayleigh {K-Books} rated it it was amazing
Alight: The Peril Review on K-Books

There are no words to explain just how excited I was when KC emailed this book to me. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of the first book in this series Pyxis last year and I completely devoured it! I loved every single second of it and have been dying to get my hands on the second book in this series for soooo long. And finally I have it! And I devoured this one even more quickly than teh first one I think. I just could not put this book down. I loved every
Sep 18, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
Thank you author, K.C. Neal for providing this e-book for review. I thoroughly enjoyed Pyxis (*coughs* especially Mason *coughs*) and have been really looking forward to being, "Alighted". ;)

Alight picks up where Pyxis left off and does not disappoint! Corrine is charged with honing her skills, navigating her feelings for Mason and finishing up her Sophomore year all while waiting for the other Guardian to reveal him or herself. (No pressure or anything.) She doesn't have to wait long for other
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Mar 04, 2013 Haley ~ YA-Aholic rated it really liked it
What an amazing sequel Alight turned out to be!! Going into Alight I was a little worried it wouldn't live up to my expectations after having loved book one Pyxis so much, but now I can easily say Alight was AMAZING! I would even go as far as to saying I loved Alight more than Pyxis!

K.C. Neal has easily become one of my favorite authors, her writing in Pyxis was incredible, and I feel it only got better in Alight. All the sceneries of the fog, the cove, the bottles, the nets, the field everythi
Stephanie Ward
Nov 06, 2012 Stephanie Ward rated it liked it
'Alight' is the second book in the Pyxis series, which follows the main character, Corinne, as she continues to learn about her role as the Pyxis and what her abilities are. When Corinne finally learns the identity of the second Guardian, she has to figure out a way to play nice or risk everything. While she's trying to make peace, her nemesis unleashes a horrible illness against Corinne's friends. Unable to cope, she flees to the dream world where she meets Zane, who changes her life forever. W ...more
Amy Fournier
Oct 18, 2012 Amy Fournier rated it really liked it
I really loved Pyxis, so I was looking forward to getting back into this world that K.C. Neal has created for us. I quickly got reacquainted with the characters and easily fell back into the story. I had forgotten how much I loved Angeline, Corrine, and Mason. This dives right back into things and progresses to give us new dangers and threats. Also along with that are some complications that Corrine and the rest of her Union must deal with. Everything seems to be working against them, but as a U ...more
Sophie Gonzales
Dec 06, 2012 Sophie Gonzales rated it liked it
It's been over a year since I read the first Pyxis book, The Discovery, which was easily one of my favourite reads of 2011. The cliffhanger had me waiting with bated breath for Alight – what was going to happen to Corinne, Mason, and Angeline now? And who would this other guardian be? My expectations were high.

Unfortunately, Alight has that middle-syndrome; where the novel acts as a bridge to the beginning and end of a series, causing the plot to slow down (something Catching Fire by Suzanne Col
Sep 26, 2012 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, ebooks
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Dec 18, 2012 Twinklesmile rated it really liked it
Last year when I finished reading Pyxis , I couldn't wait to get my hands on Alight. The ending had me on the edge of my seat and I was eager to get back into the world of Corinne, Mason and Angeline. I expected Alight to be full of thrill, action, humor and a heart pounding romance as Pyxis had in it. While I did enjoy the story,action, humor and the adventures, the plot that would keep you guessing till the end and the romance that would have an air of expectancy in it was just not there. Whil ...more
Andrea thebusybibliophile
Oct 25, 2012 Andrea thebusybibliophile rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, book-tour
Alight drops you right back where we left off at the end of Pyxis. Corrine is back as the center of her pyramidal union. She tries to be strong, but struggles with the weight of her responsibilities as the others look to her for guidance. Her bestie, Angeline, has accepted her fate, and enjoys being a part of something important. Though Mason and Corrine grew close in Pyxis, they are still trying to figure out how they belong to each other outside of magic. Dorothy is back as Corrine’s aunt and ...more
Mary Grace
Oct 24, 2012 Mary Grace rated it really liked it
I've read Pyxis in a lightning speed and enjoyed it beyong means. It was a beatifully crafted book and I am grateful that I get to read it. Now, we have Alight. Second book of the series by Neal and this one didn't disappoint either.

Alight picks up from where Pyxis left off and Neal didn't stop to take a breather since the action blasted off from the very first page. The ending of Pyxis was cliffhanger enough to make me salivate for Alight and after reading it, I cannot praise Neal enough. Both
Oct 22, 2012 Diayll rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Ages
Shelves: blog-tour
Originally Reviewed At:Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: BB Book Tours
Reviewer: Me

Not losing any steam, Alight picks up shortly after the events in Pyxis. Readers are immediately thrust back into the chaotic world of Corinne, Angeline, and Mason. I felt like a prodigal daughter returning home, I didn’t realize how much I truly missed these charismatic characters until I began lingering over their every word. Once again, Neal has delivered a phenomenal body of work;
Jan 08, 2013 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Alight: The Peril, the second installment in the Pyxis series, picks up from where the first book left off. The overall story wasn’t what I had expected, but it was a lot more thrilling than the first book.

In Alight, Corinne has to fight evil forces when a string of mysterious illness strikes Tapestry. But before that, she has to figure out who her second Guardian is to complete the Tapestry Pyramidal Union. And along the way, she discovers that they aren’t the only Union ever exists. Whereas Py
Sep 29, 2012 Jeannette rated it really liked it
Alight picks up right where Pyxis left off. Corrine now knows who the second guardian is and the emotional roller coaster that ensues is marvelous! While her bond has grown deeper with Mason, the appearance of the mysterious Zane throws quite a kink into the story. As Corrine struggles to unify her pyramidal union she discovers her enemy is growing stronger and wants to take everything from her. I loved how when it came down to the biggest fight, the last person Corrine ever expected to help her ...more
Christine Smith
Feb 16, 2013 Christine Smith rated it liked it
Shelves: teen
I found this series interesting enough to keep reading, but not a complicated plot by any means- I believe this is for a younger age group than I usually read (I read a lot of teen fantasy, but that can encompass a big difference in the maturity of the intended reader). Anyway it was refreshing to have a different fantasy- no werewolves and vampires, just some mysterious magical potions that can influence behavior. I was a little put off that the author felt the need to go with the teen cliche o ...more
Jul 25, 2015 Karine rated it really liked it
2nd book better than the first
Now, how often does THAT happen? Story is reving up, with evil engaging in some guerrilla warfare with a blitzkrieg of monumental proportions. And yes, I'm still finding it highly enjoyable.
May 19, 2014 Nat rated it liked it
I don't like this Zayne development, he tries to hard. Stick with Mason (view spoiler)
Jul 27, 2014 Sam rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one! I was yelling at Corrine constantly to stay away from Zane, and that ending! Oh. My. Goodness!

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Erin Danzer
Sep 28, 2012 Erin Danzer rated it it was amazing
As far as second books go, Alight: Peril (Pyxis book 2) was absolutely amazing! Having gotten to know all of the main characters is book one, I was ready for some action in this book and definitely was not disappointed! Every turn of the page brought something new, whether it was a new fight, the nearness of the Summer Solstice, or seeing Zane, the hot Aussie Shield. *swoon* A very well-written, fast paced novel that leaves me breathless for the next book.
Mar 01, 2016 Mindi rated it it was ok
Shelves: hells-no
I was going to wait on the review until I had read the next book, but I just can't do it. The cliche storyline, insipid characters, predictable plot...boring, boring, boring. Throw in the cheating on her boyfriend but acting like she's not & nah, I'm done. Even super powers can't save this series. I could find more interesting teenage drama at the local mall.
Apr 03, 2015 Sandra rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. It was ok. I didn't hate heroine Corrine but nor did I particularly like her. The introduction of Zane as potential romantic interest was annoying. I also didn't like the lack of the friendship and sweet romance between Corrine & Mason which was in the first book but missing here, probably to pave the way for a stupid love triangle.
Oct 03, 2013 Love2read rated it liked it
It was a nice follow up to the first book. If you liked the first book, you'll like this one.

Rate: PG maybe PG-13 at times.
Dec 19, 2012 Cherise rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this in two days. That says it all! Can't wait for the next one!
Konica Sh
Jan 23, 2013 Konica Sh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
AWESOME story! A great combo of fantasy and horror.
Jul 19, 2013 Katja rated it it was ok
Shelves: indie, as-ebook, pnr
Review to come.
Sep 23, 2012 Laura is currently reading it
Slow star so far...
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