Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review: Desire by Kailin Gow

Title: Desire
Author: Kailin Gow
Published: May 24th 2011
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA Dystopian
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Caution: May contain spoilers
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:

I have seen so many Kailin Gow books out there. This is the one series that intrigued me the most though. And that cover… just so gorgeous. So I splurged last year and bought the paperback. I had to find out what it was about this author that everyone loved. I discovered that it wasn’t as great as I expected.

First of all, it is not very well written. Grammatical mistakes aside, the writing was too simplistic and sometimes messy. There was an odd progression to the story, what Kama did or chose to do. She sees some strange, hot guy, Torrid, and suddenly she’s falling in love with him. It was like, forget my Life’s Plan with Liam, the guy she was convinced was the one for her. Then she discovers that her destiny isn’t supposed to be what she expected it to be, the one she used to believe growing up OR the one she wants to believe now. What to do?

Desire left little to be desired. It was not a good world building, and the characters didn’t have much depth to them. Falling in love in a snap along with the whole not allowed to be in love but we know we want to be together. It’s overdone enough as it is, but in this one it happened WAY too fast. I don’t think I’m going to bother seeing what happens next.

My Rating:


  1. I agree the cover is beautiful but I don't think this book is going to be my thing at all. I think it's the instalove that put me over the edge.

    1. Instalove seems to do that easily anymore... I don't get it. Lol. :P

  2. Ah that's too bad. I do like that cover, though.

  3. I have to say I'm surprised, seeing that the author has a ton of books available, and they seem to be popular? I don't know. I do know it's not my kind of book. Yuck to instalove.

    1. See, that's what I thought too. I equated lots of popular books to good storytelling. Maybe it's just this one, I don't know. Lol. :P


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