Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blog Tour: Never Land by Kailin Gow Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Never Land Tour! This tour was organized by BB Book Tours. I am happy to have a review and a few really great excerpts for you today. I read and reviewed the first book Never Say Never not too long ago (you can see my review here) and really enjoyed it so I was so excited to be part of the tour for the next book in Kailin Gow's Never Knight series.


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  • Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com
  • Source: Paperback copy provided by the author for review/tour
Purchase: Amazon

*This is the second book in a series. My review will not have spoilers for this book, but will have spoilers for the first book if you haven't read it.

Overview

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 and playing her own kind of music. Getting her band to where it was came at a high price, including giving up the man who makes her heart race and her blood pound, the man who 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. 

My Thoughts

After reading the first book in this series, Never Say Never, I was really looking forward to this one. I loved diving right back into the music and Never's world. I could almost feel the emotions running off of her throughout the book. This one gets a bit dark at times, but I loved the realistic feel to it. Things are not easy for her and each day really is a new struggle. There are quite a few twists thrown in that made me want to scream and yell. The one thing that I did miss in this one, is that there isn't as much actual music since there is a lot of other things going on.

Never grows a little bit in this one, but she is still the young vulnerable girl that we met in the first book. She really does try to do what she can to keep the band together and keep everyone happy even at the expense of her own happiness. She has a lot more stress too, with the band issues and some other surprises that have been thrown her way. She feels like she is losing control of everything, but somehow manages to hold it together. I didn't like how she seems to almost give up to easily sometimes, but everyone makes mistakes and sometime the pressure gets to be too much. In her case it seems to just swallow her whole.

Danny Blue isn't absent for long which is both a good thing and a bad thing. Good because, let's face it, we all want more Danny Blue *swoon*, and bad because it definitely makes things a lot more complicated. Emotions run high in this book. Sadness, anger, passion, jealously, and rage. Never is glad to have Danny back and they can't resist each other, but there are many secrets that might threaten to pull them apart. Add in jealous band members, a major creep, and interesting family members and you have some really crazy and tense parts.

The story progression was fantastic. For a short book a lot of stuff happens and there are a lot of changes in the characters. Most notably I think in Steve. I really have a lot of respect for him and I was glad to get a bit more of him in this, but I thought it was a bit sad how he is at the end. I totally understand why though. We start off this book on a stage in London with the band living their dream and end with not knowing what will happen. With the way this one ended I am totally dying for the next book. I need to know where the story will go. I can say that I am now fully invested in the characters and their story and I need more. 4 out of 5 stars!

EXCERPTS



I felt his body tense up. I felt his breathing grow shallow. No sooner did he turn his baby-blue eyes to mine then I knew it had been a mistake. Our faces were close – painfully close. And I knew then that I'd given him hope.

“Neve...” he said hoarsely, his voice ragged with emotion.

I immediately stepped away. “Kyle, I'm so sorry...” I said as quickly as I could. “Was that weird? I didn't mean to be weird...” - Never Land (Never Knights #2) by Kailin Gow

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How stupid could you be? I recriminated myself. I'd seen this happen a hundred times among girls and boys I grew up with. Always dating "within the group" - other Beverly Hills celebrities - always surprised when somehow people who grew up among models and strippers and playboys and alcoholics turned out to be functionally incapable of holding down an adult relationship. It was one of many reasons I'd never dated in high school. I hadn't wanted to get sucked down by the dysfunction of yet another celebrity family. And Here I was, dating the biggest celebrity of them all, Clarence Blue's son.

But you didn't know he was Clarence Blue's son when you fell for him. He'd just seemed like a normal guy - a normal, gorgeous, mind-numbingly sexy, talented guy, to be sure, but not scion of a family of psychopaths.  - Never Land (Never Knights #2) by Kailin Gow


Author Bio:


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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6 comments:

  1. I love books with music! This series had been on my radar and glad to see the second book doesn't disappoint!

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    1. This series is really great. The characters are fantastic!

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  2. Awesome review. I loved Never Say Never and I am getting ready to start NeverLand this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Glad you enjoyed this, Amy. Nice review!

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  4. Thanks forvthe awesome review, excerpt, and giveaway! I love reading books about rockstars, their groupies, romance, and love! This looks like an addicting read!!!!

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  5. So glad you enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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