Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review: Never Say Never by Kailin Gow

This is the IFB stop on the Kailin Gow Never Say Never blog tour hosted by SupaGurlBooks. Check out my review below:

Never Say NeverNever Say Never (The Never Knights Series)

Published: August 13th 2012 
Purchase: Amazon 
*Paperback ARC provided by author for an honest review.
Synopsis via Goodreads:
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?

~My Review~

Funny, musical, crafty, and rock out entertaining. Kailin Gow delivers a fantastic new age treat for lovers of contemporary romance with an edge. 

This is the second Kailin Gow book that I've devoured and once more I'm taken aback by the fast paced witty writing style, as well as the addicting story being unfolded. I enjoyed the idea of music being the centerfold of everything (I can't stress enough of my love for music in novels), and how intrigued the main character kept me.

Never "Neve" Knight, first of all weird name but I like different things, is the lead singer of a rock band on the verge of taking off. Being a female vocalist in a band has never been easy, especially when trying to keep your relationship with the band members on a friendly, professional level. It certainly complicates things and I've seen a few bands in "reality" shatter to pieces because of that. So, the fact that Neve tries so hard to maintain that focus on music only is indeed difficult for her and even tested once Daniel comes in the picture.

Character wise, everyone caught my attention. I immediately connected with the main character, her emotions and what her intentions were. Aside from her, You can understand other characters like the members of the band, their feelings about the situation, and of course, the guy Neve was so taken by.

The cool thing about this book is that the story isn't just about a band trying to breakout. Neve is the daughter of a musician but chooses to accomplish her goals by not using her family name.  Mind you she's also just started college as well. So, in my opinion, the novel is about working hard, going after what you want, holding on to true friendships, discovering love, and overall growth. Music was a beautiful thing in the book but I doubt I'd make it to the end if there wasn't more going on. And of course I have to mention that ending, it left me sad and pissed off. I simply can't wait to find out what happens next.

Kailin GowAbout the Author
Kailin Gow uses her author platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young adult and women. She has appeared on national radio as a regular guest on topics such as body image, self-esteem, dating and sexual relationships, bullying, and more; often brought up in her fiction books for young adults and women. She has won multiple awards from the International Book Awards and the Green Book Festival. Selling over half a million books, Kailin Gow has been a bestselling author of over 100 distinct books which includes the Desire Series, PULSE, Wicked Woods, and the Frost Series. She has been professionally published since 2001. She was one of the first authors for young readers to write books for girls with supernatural elements. Her first book series about extraordinary girls guided by an angel in 2001, was a success, selling thousands of print copies in days, and inspiring girl book clubs around the U.S. In 2003, she came out with more series, including The Fairy Rose Chronicles, about fairies in Feyland. Her books have been recommended by PBS Kids, US Mental Health Association, the PTA, and homeschooling associations in the United States. 


  1. Lovely review, Shane! :) I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this. I love music themes in my books, thus I'm definitely adding this to my to-read pile. :) And the author sounds very interesting as well!

  2. I like the sound of this! I haven't read anything by this author before but I hope I can get around to this book soon. I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

  3. Thanks for the review! This seems really entertaining and fun :)

  4. I really enjoyed this book too!! I think it was fantastic!! Great review!

  5. Hi Shane! Haven't visited you in awhile.
    Oooh, British accents, sexy, sounds irresistible!

  6. Great review Shane. I loved this book to.


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