Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Desire by Kailin Gow

Paperback: 290 pages
Published: May 24th 2011 by theEDGEbooks.com (first published May 8th 2011)
ISBN: 519748668X

ISBN 13: 9781597486682
Received: Bought on Amazon for Kindle

Book Summary
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... 
My Thoughts:

Cover 1st: LOVE it. It is beautiful!
I really liked this story. 
Kama is 17 years old. Awaiting her 18th birthday when she will get her life's plan. She is dating Liam. Who is the General's son. Being with Liam, would give Kama the perfect plan. The wife of the future General. When Kama meet's Torrid. A mysterious, gorgeous boy, he quickly takes Kama's breath away. Who is this mysterious boy?   Torrid has a little gift. One that allows him to speak to Kama in her mind. What is he? What is Kama? hmmmm. So there it is.. Instant love triangle. At 1st I got the feel of Matched. With the life's plan. Until the paranormal came in play. Which I really liked. Some people in Arcadia has magical powers. Which everyone cannot see. Only some can look through the glamour of this world. Torrid is helping Kama with this. Helping her understand the life where she belongs.
As Kama awaits her life's plan in the mail after she turned 18. It felt to Kama as it took forever to come. Then when it did, it was not the life's plan that she expected. It was no plan at all. 
Kama has to find out why she received such a plan. Why everything she has wanted is being taken away from her. Liam included. Liam to me was super "clingy" like she is trying to not get him in trouble, because he was not in her plan. & he was just so presistant in being with Kama that he was risking that. But Kama doesn't really know if that is the life's plan that she wants now. After meeting Torrid, and getting some very strong feelings for the mysterious boy. 
Arcadia is not really all that it seems to be. Secrets. Lies. Betrayals. What are they hiding. And why?
Kama finds out that the General is not all that he seems. What does he know? And Liam, does he know what is going on? Does he know what she is?! 
Overall: This book was good. I really enjoyed the book. It had more grammar errors then I could keep up with. (I myself, am not the "greatest" speller. If it was not for the little red line.. it would be bad. SO, if I can spot many.....yeah) Which for me took away from the story a little bit. Other than that I loved the difference of this Dystopian book. One that started out sounding more like other's I have read, and ending up being nothing like any I have read before. 
I will be contiuning the series. Reading Shattered which will be coming out in November 2011. 
I like Torrid. He seems like he is meant for Kama. Liam is just to much of a pud for me! ;)

Desire (Desire, #1)


  1. The storyline has me interested, but I am sorry that it had so many spelling errors. =( I am OCD so that would really bug me!

  2. You're right, this is a beautiful cover. Love the sparkles.

    Thanks for the review.


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