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Never Land by Kailin Gow is the second book in the Never Knights series.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Never Land
Author: Kailin Gow
Series: Never Knights #2
Publisher: The EDGE Books
Publication Date: September 24, 2012
Welcome to Never Land, the land of Never and the world of rock, the world of new experiences and sensations, a world where music runs through the veins of the dedicated, and love is taken and given with consequences.
Never (Neve) Knight, the lead singer and manager of a band filled with the hottest guys in rock finally gets the dream that she wanted: a label signing her band The Never Knights. It is what she always wanted, a band of her own, playing her own kind of music.
Getting her band to where it was came at a high price, including giving up the man who made her heart race and her blood pound, the man that caused her to nearly lose her band. As she gets ready to go on her world tour, fate brings her close to Danny Blue again, and she's not sure if she can give him up a second time even if it means losing the band.
Never Land by Kailin Gow takes a darker twist that really gives the story more depth. In the very start of Never Land, I could just sense that this story is not going to be the same as Never Say Never. The fame of the band has increased, and the story reflects on that darker side of fame. Never was a bit naive in the first book, but in this book she is faced with difficult situations and is a bit out of her element. Most of these situations come about due to the recent fame the Never Knights have gotten after signing with the record label, RRR. The darker side of fame includes easy access to sex, drugs, and alcohol. The effects of addiction play into the story too.
Neve has grown up in the spotlight, being that she is rocker Keith Knight’s daughter, but being the one who is generating the fame give Neve a new perspective. When the band started Geoff, Steve, Kyle, Luc and Never were best friends and did not think anything would come between that, but fame and fortune may get in the way. That may not be the only getting in the way, Neve’s relationship with former guitarist Danny Blue is not helping either.
I really liked the relationship between Danny and Never in the first book, Never Say Never. After reading Never Land, I like how the relationship changes and it is not perfect. There are issues and complications that need to be worked out. I think more than anything in Never Land, Danny and Neve’s relationship, begins to look more realistic. There are going to be complications in a relationship, especially one that is exposed to the limelight of fame.
Never Land does have sexual situations, drug and alcohol use, and some other more mature situations. It is a New Adult/Mature audience book, so please keep that in mind. I really like the fact that Kailin Gow does not glance over or avoid the tough situations and topics, when it comes to drug abuse. I really like the way the story plays out, and I cannot wait to read more in the third Never Knight book.
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review**
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.