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The Summer Prince - Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Summer Prince
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780545417792 (0545417791)
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 The Summer Prince
Fast read and very enjoyable. The plot is completely engaging, and though it wasn't exactly unpredictable, it certainly kept me glued to the screen.The world building was great (though I understand that the Brazilian cultural details weren't what they might have been) with the low-high tech city of ...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
2.0 The Summer Prince
at first I was really into this and then it dragged. June grows during the novel, but so much of her internal thoughts are "I LIVE FOR ART I LOVE ENKI GIL IS MY FRIEND I HATE MY MOTHER" eventually I thought that June doth protest too much about living for art. There are definitely some cool ideas.
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
2.0 The Summer Prince
at first I was really into this and then it dragged. June grows during the novel, but so much of her internal thoughts are "I LIVE FOR ART I LOVE ENKI GIL IS MY FRIEND I HATE MY MOTHER" eventually I thought that June doth protest too much about living for art. There are definitely some cool ideas.
Nannah's Bookbox
Nannah's Bookbox rated it
5.0 The Summer Prince
Wow.This looks like a little novel, but it's 289 pages packed full of character development, race relations, good LGBT representation, discussions on classism, the difference in thinking between generations, corrupt politics, etc. etc. etc. It's such a powerful and beautiful book that I'm not even s...
MulticulturalJunkie
MulticulturalJunkie rated it
0.0 Just didnt connect to this matriarchal society of a furutistic Brazil
First and foremost, I should mention I did not finish this book. I do not think it is fair to rate a book based on number of stars, when I did not in fact finish it, so unless I am forced to, this review is unrated. I wasnt able to finish the book because I was disappointed in the book. I must adm...
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