Monday, August 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Never Say Never by Kailin Gow

Welcome to the Never Say Never Blog Tour stop at Unabridged Bookshelf! Thank you to SupaGurl Tours for allowing me to participate in this tour!Make sure to stop by all the blogs on the tour, for the full schedule please click the banner above. 


Title: Never Say Never
Author: Kailin Gow
Series: Never Knights #1
Publisher: The Edge Books
Publication Date: August 13, 2012

What girl wouldn't want to be surrounded by the sexy guys from the hottest teen rock sensation in the country?  18-year-old Never "Neve" Knight, not only is surrounded by the hottest boys to hit the music charts, but she is the band's lead singer. As the band's lead singer and manager, Never formed and shaped the band to where it is today, a band on the rise and on the brink of being signed by a label. As one of the guys, she knew each of the band members since they were all snot-nose ten-year-olds. While her boys were the cutest guys and they would protect her like knights, she couldn't date any one of them and ruin the chance at being signed with the record label of her dreams. That changes when one of the band members suddenly drops out of the band, and in walks Danny Blue, with his dreamy blue eyes, hot body, and British accent. Suddenly, Never's solid world has turned to mush, and her rule for not dating one of her band members is seriously challenged. Can she keep her head straight and get her band signed with a label without losing her heart?
*Age 16 and up for mature subject matter and sexual situations*

Never Say Never by Kailin Gow is a story that shows how relationships grow and change over the course of time, and not always in a way that is desired. The members of the Never Knights have been best friends for years. They have seen one another through all the awkward stages of youth, and came out the other side. The band’s lead singer, and manager is Never Knight. Neve Knight is not just any teenage girl with aspirations to be a rock star; she is the daughter of one, Keith Knight. Neve and her band avoids using any connection to Keith Knight, just so they can make it on their own, and not on the coattails of Never’s father. 

Never Knight is an incredibly independent character striving to make it big and lead a normal life, without the spotlight of her father’s fame shining on her. Neve is also very strong having to do everything on her own, and still trying to have the normal college experiences. But then Danny Blue joins the band and sets her world on fire. I like the growth Neve takes throughout the story, with some help from Danny Blue. She has to be careful though, because her desires could end up tearing the band apart.  Danny Blue is older and more mature, and I think that reflex in the way Never starts to change when around him, and because of his influence. 

I have to say I really enjoyed the whole story, specifically how the band functions. Also, I like getting a sense of the individual relationships within the band. I also like see how they were formed and how the change over time and throughout the story. I also think that the double standard in relationships and sexual behavior between men and women are also brought to light throughout the story, and I really like how the author chose to handle it. That being said, this book is a New Adult book, meaning it is not for younger teens, but an older teen audience at least 16 years of age or up. 

This story was a fun quick read, and I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to the second book in The Never Knights series, and cannot wait to devour that one too! I think Kailin Gow has done a fantastic job exploring her characters and developing them into characters readers fall in love with. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review for the blog tour**

Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are:  The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more.  A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film.  She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world. 

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