Desire (Desire Series #1)

Desire (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 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

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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...

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
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.
Misty Baker
"Literary Genius..."
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597486682
Publisher:
Sparklesoup LLC
Publication date:
05/24/2011
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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Desire (desire #1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 37 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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mashup is an explosion of literature experiences
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!