The Summer Prince

Alaya Dawn Johnson
science fiction, young adult
The Summer Prince - Alaya Dawn Johnson

Locus Award nominee 2014.

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.

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Release date: February 28, 2013
Genres: science fiction, young adult
Average rating: 7.50/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: January 20, 2017


5/10 |
April 05, 2015
Certainly very different kind of scifi story from what we usually have. The details and society were quite interesting. The story however, I'm not that interested about a life of a spoiled rebellious teenager. The story without the society and tech ...