03 October 2012


The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
YA Dystopian | Arthur A. Levine
Expected Publication:  March 1st, 2013
A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil.

The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that’s sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June’s best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist.

Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government’s strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

Pulsing with the beat of futuristic Brazil, burning with the passions of its characters, and overflowing with ideas, this fiery novel will leave you eager for more from Alaya Dawn Johnson

Though I've never heard of Alaya Dawn Johnson before this, she has written an impressive amount of books. And if I like this one, I'll be giving her others a try!
I love the idea of a futuristic/dystopian world set in another country, one that I've always wanted to visit. Brazil just seems like it would have the most vibrant culture and night life. And art and mystery and romance on top of that? I'm excited to read this one!!
Does anyone else have this book on their radar? Or what are you looking forward to? :]

1 comment

  1. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by earlier. Shari over at My Neurotic Book Affair


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