DESIRE (A Dystopian Fantasy) : Desire Series #1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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DESIRE (A Dystopian Fantasy) : Desire Series #1

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Overview

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) - Summer 2012
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Editorial Reviews

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
Misty Baker
"Literary Genius..."
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.
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
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013150737
  • Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com
  • Publication date: 7/29/2011
  • Series: DESIRE , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 195,130
  • File size: 638 KB

Meet the Author

Kailin Gow is the multi-award-winning and 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.

Kailin Gow is the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of over 80 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. As of April 2011, she had received a firm commitment from SEE Global Entertainment, a major worldwide game developer to turn The Frost Series, PULSE, Wicked Woods, and her other fantasy books into licensed games.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    Pick up this Dystopian for a New twist on fantasy

    Desire came highly recommended to me from my friends who have read many dystopian books. If you are looking for a new twist on the dystopian genre, you have to read Desire, the following novella Summer Wishes, and Shattered. A reviewer called it "Literal Genius" and I agree. Fantasy and dystopian is seamlessly blended together in a compelling, entertaining and magical reading experience. I fell in love with Kama, Torrid, and Liam. I felt the plight for Matthew and Jocelyn, too. I recommend reading this book series in this order.

    Desire, Summer Wishes, Shatter, and Passion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Highly recommend this wildly romantic dystopian. I didn't see th

    Highly recommend this wildly romantic dystopian. I didn't see that twist coming, but I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Great book

    Desire is a great series and i think whoever is reading this should read the book! Im 12 and it was a little bit difficult

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Thank God this book was only 160 pages. I pretty much had to pe

    Thank God this book was only 160 pages. I pretty much had to peel my eyes of the ceiling from the amount of eye rolling that occurred while reading this book. I can't believe it had even 1 person that gave it above 1 star.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Very Well Written

    At first I was a bit skeptical as to what this book could bring me because it was very short. My mother actually lent it to me, but after reading it i am probably going to buy it! It has the perfect amount of futuristic magical romance that anyone could read. Her concepts are very intriguing. It also ends open ended, making me anticipate the sequel to come out on barns and noble. I will be buying the sequel for sure.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Rsvp

    So i heard shattered will be released nov 8th will it be available through b&n???

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    pleaseee tell me

    will b&n carry shattered the second book for nook color?

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    REALLY Enjoyed This Book

    This book didn't have much substance, but sometimes that's exactly what I need. I love Dystopian and romance, so when you put them both together it makes for a very interesting read. Highly recommend.

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