DESIRE (A Dystopian Fantasy) : Desire Series #1

DESIRE (A Dystopian Fantasy) : Desire Series #1

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by Kailin Gow
     
 

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Kirkus Reviews (May 2011) says DESIRE is "The first book in a fantasy romance series featuring a heroine who must choose between two very different men and two very

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Kirkus Reviews (May 2011) says DESIRE is "The first book in a fantasy romance series featuring a heroine who must choose between two very different men and two very different destinies."

A Dystopian world where everyone's future is planned out for them at age 18...whether it is what a person desires or not. Kama is about to turn 18 and she thinks her Life s Plan will turn out like her boyfriend's and friend's as they desired. But when she glimpse a young man who can communicate with her with his thoughts and knows her name...a young man with burning blue eyes and raven hair, who is dressed like no other in her world, she is left to question her Life's Plan and her destiny. Knowing the truth can destroy everyone...

DESIRE is the first book in the international bestselling YA Dystopian Fantasy Series. Other books in the series are:

DESIRE
Summer Wishes (DESIRE #1.5)
SHATTERED (DESIRE #2)
PASSION (DESIRE #3)

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus - Kirkus Reviews
The first book in a fantasy romance series featuring a heroine who must choose between two very different men and two very different destinies. [Desire will] entertain romance lovers. Kama Johnson, a high school senior living in the utopian town of Arcadia, couldn t ask for more; beautiful, well-liked and intelligent, she has nothing to regret and everything to look forward to. As teenagers on the verge of adulthood, Kama and her friends eagerly await the discovery of their Life s Plan, a docume
Reviewer - Misty Baker
"Literary Genius..."
Book Shelf - Melissa Silva (The BookShelf)
Desire was a new and interesting story in the YA genre. It has you wondering about the true nature of this so-called perfect world. Will Kama discover the truth about her life? Will her life's plan give her freedom or just cause more problems. Desire was mysterious and engaging with an ending that leaves you wanting more.
TV Zemst - Xandra Van Welden (from TV Zemst)
Very sweet, lovely story about an eighteen year old girl Kama who lives in a perfect, settled future with a perfect boy, Liam, soon to be her future husband.
However, her world turns upside down when an enchanting, desireable boy Torrid appears in her life. Is the life she was supposed to be living really not what it looks like? Is there another pad she is destined for to live? Is her love toward Liam not as strong as she thought it was, is Torrid the love of her life? Step by step Kama dis
Melissa Silva
Desire was a new and interesting story in the YA genre. It has you wondering about the true nature of this so-called perfect world. Will Kama discover the truth about her life? Will her life's plan give her freedom or just cause more problems. Desire was mysterious and engaging with an ending that leaves you wanting more.
Xandra Van Welden
Very sweet, lovely story about an eighteen year old girl Kama who lives in a perfect, settled future with a perfect boy, Liam, soon to be her future husband.
However, her world turns upside down when an enchanting, desireable boy Torrid appears in her life. Is the life she was supposed to be living really not what it looks like? Is there another pad she is destined for to live? Is her love toward Liam not as strong as she thought it was, is Torrid the love of her life? Step by step Kama dis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013150737
Publisher:
Sparklesoup.com
Publication date:
07/29/2011
Series:
DESIRE , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,256,436
File size:
653 KB

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Kailin Gow is an award-winning international bestselling author of over 220 book titles in over 50 series. She is also a film/television producer and global speaker, who spoke at BEA, Colleges, Girl Scouts, Women’s Organization and more. Having traveled to over 25 countries, lived in the American South, in California, Las Vegas, and briefly in England; Kailin Gow feels blessed to be able to use her experiences and inspirations to bring characters and stories from the places she visit, to life.

From visiting Romania, she was asked to write stories about vampires; visiting the Black Forest in Germany and seeing the castles of Europe inspired her to write fantasy; visiting Asia's mystical mountains inspired her to write action adventure and mythological dystopians. From her experience in college as a peer counselor and her volunteer work with women's shelters, she was inspired to write contemporary romance with social issues for women, new adults, young adults, and teens. Having faced adversity, including battling stereotypes and bullying, Kailin Gow has become a well-known speaker and figure in media. Her adventurous bold spirit has taken her around the world, where she has ridden on top of elephants through jungles, hand-fed sting rays, studied kung fu from a Shaolin Temple monk, and learned cooking from a celebrity chef.

She is also the star of the fictional dramedy TV Series Author A Parody, premiering in the Fall of 2015, and host of the TV show, Kailin Gow's Go Girl, premiering in 2016.

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Desire (desire #1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will read anything from the prolific Kailin Gow in any genres. Now only does she have hundreds of books, but they are addicting. I have spent many nights staying up trying to finish a series. You read one book, you have to read the next. I am not the only lifelong fan. My sister and cousins are all reading her. There's vintage Kailin Gow and then there's her newest releases. You have to read them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cool surprise for those who love epic fantasies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A different kind of dystopian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Refreshing dystopian with a twist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Desire plays on the the idea of Utopia in the future in a world where people's desires come true but at a price. Love this brilliant concept from the prolific and talented Kailin Gow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My book club did a marathon Kailin Gow read this month. She killed it with this book. Not only is she prolific but her books are so good, they win awards. Results speaks and she has them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unpredictable and heart pounding! Sweet moments balance out suspense. Well written sci fi fiction I can see becoming a good tv series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fantasy plus dystopian with a magical twist. Genius.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Utopia meets Horror. Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet dystopian with a really big twist. Love the original take on the entire ya fantasy genre. I appreciate the author's bold take on this genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful cover, beautiful love story. So sweet at first, but when Torrid entered the picture, it got passionate. The surprise reveal of what's behind utopia makes this different in a original good way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bet you didn't see that coming! Bravo for surprising us with the reveal and for building the the suspense. What seems like utopia suddenly gets revealed as a horror. You have to read Desire to get what I mean.
penpluspaper More than 1 year ago
Emotionally riveting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a must read romantic post apocalypse fantasy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A different kind of dystopian brings fresh air. I like how this author have a surprise ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful cover! I picked up this book at my library and fell in love with the world author Kailin Gow created in Desire. I will continue reading the rest of the series. I really liked Liam and think he is sweet and so hot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For fantasy lovers, this is a must have
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feels like I am escaping into this world. Kailin Gow's books are a remedy to my chronic pain. You get caught up in it and lose all sense of time and place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good balance between fantasy and romance
ReadingEscape More than 1 year ago
Good reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will read anything from the prolific Kailin Gow in any genres.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet dystopian that becomes edgy. Well done!