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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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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...
William's Book Blog
William's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Summer Prince (Nebula/Andre Norton shortlist).
While not free of the tropes of the genre, this book manages to rise above them, striking a mood that is reminiscent of A Wizard of Earthsea, while being utterly different in so many respects. June, the protagonist, lives in a post-apocalyptic matriarchy, situated in Brazil. She is a talented art...
Kidliterate
Kidliterate rated it
5.0 The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Why did I wait so long to read this absolutely magnificent book? Why, why, why? Definitely upper YA (sex) and definitely crossover into adult. It's a futuristic fantasy set in a dystopian Brazil, and it's gorgeously written and features one of the most complex heroines of recent memory. Read this no...
Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it
0.0 The Summer Prince
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** This is a National Book Award longlist title, which is what drew me to it. I have to admit that I was surprised to see that Johnson has multiple previous publications, because I initially thought The Summer Prince was an ambitious debut...
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