Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Review of ~Beautiful Beings by Kailin Gow~

Beautiful Beings 

YA  Paranormal Romance
Title: Beautiful Beings 
Author: Kailin Gow
Date Published: 7/25/11

An ethereal exclusive boarding school with unearthly beautiful students...
Lux, a rebel girl, who has been seeing demons and angels since she was two...
Asher, the bad boy on a motorcycle who sketches angels...
Brax Kingsley who instantly captures Lux's eyes when she moves into the neighborhood...
And the Hatchett twins whose parents were murdered, leaving them a ridiculous fortune...
All brought together...all part of the puzzle behind the Beautiful Beings.


Alas another Kailin Gow book that I find really enjoyable.
I totally love Lux. I personally would have been a wreck finding out I could see angels at the age of two....let alone to  progress into a demon hunter.
I can't believe that her parents are so flipping cool with it!?!?!
Ummmm ...yeah honey we're here for you...suuuuure...LOL

Braxton has to be my favorite of the male characters....Hunk...Gentleman...and has a secret that comes in handy....but in the end it just wasn't enough

Asher is unique and that in it's self makes him the bad boy, hotness that you can't help but love....yet question through out.

I honestly had it in on the twins from the get go....something about them from the start didn't seem right...just saying.....

The story is just a blast's a whole different take on the angel against demon war and who exactly the angels use as their weapons.
Lux makes one heck of a heroine, managing demons, school, and guys....while still keeping her head on straight....well sort of.
I can't say that I like how this book ends...I did say that I didn't like the twins right???
Thank heavens there is a Book 2 .....otherwise I'd be really ticked off!!!!!

Kailin Gow

Kailin Gow has appeared on top national syndicated talk shows such as ABC Radio, Barbara Dooley show, Chat with Women on KKNW Seattle, Broadminded on Sirius Radio XM, and more as a leading authority on YA and women's issues including self-esteem, body image, dating and sexual relationships, abuse, and bullying. Kailin has been a published author for over 10 years with over 100 titles published under her name and under pen names.

She is the founder of the community social site, The Saving You Saving Me Project, which helps teens, young adults, and women deal with social issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, body image, bullying, cutting, relationships, and more in a positive community environment. The Saving You Saving Me Project is an extention of her YA-mature fiction Saving You Saving Me.
Kailin Gow began writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more.

All her books are inspired by personal experiences. Saving You Saving Me was inspired by her experience as a peer counselor for young women during college and from her psychology major college roommate's experience being in a relationship similar to the one portrayed by Sam and Collins in the book. Loving Summer was inspired by Kailin's experience growing up with a family consisting of a mother, two sons, and a daughter who went through a similar experience of tragedy in the book. Aunt Sookie is based on herself and some actor friends she knows. The Frost Series, Circus of Curiosities Series, and FADE Series came about through vivid dreams. Never Say Never was inspired by Kailin's experience as a radio host and working with and interviewing bands, as well as having college friends who were in bands. Kailin also played the drums and keyboard for a band she once started. A classically-trained musician, she was once led her school orchestra, playing first chair violin. Her experience in the music world and her love of Phantom of the Opera, inspired the Phantom Diaries. PULSE was inspired when Kailin was in the hospital suffering from heavy blood loss post surgery and needed several bags of blood to survive (like a vampire). Beautiful Beings was inspired by her college encounter with a young demon exorcist. A pastor once told her she had the gift of sight and that she was destined to become a prolific author, many times over.

She began taking her writing seriously when her daughter was diagnosed as being on the spectrum and her mother was fighting three types of cancer. Four years later, her daughter was no longer on the spectrum, and her mother became cancer free. Kailin believes in hope and miracles, after having been through several struggles and experiences herself. This is why she writes.
When not busy inhaling chocolate and drinking coffee by the gallon, Kailin makes time for writing fantasy books, blogging as an expert blogger for Fast Company, volunteering as an Emergency Responder and volunteering for battered women's shelters. For fun, she plays the electric violin, and puts together a music playlist for her radio and web shows.
Her Frost Series consisting of the Bitter Frost Series, The Wolf Fey Series, and the Fairy Rose Chronicles along with her other book series are being developed into worldwide MMORPG Games by SEE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, which is the world's leading game developer known for developing the top blockbuster films into games.

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