Thursday, April 24, 2014

Book Review: The Summer Prince

The Summer Prince

Author:  Alaya Dawn Johnson
Publisher:  Arthur A. Levin
Publish Date: March 1, 2013

Book Rating 5/5
Amazon /  Goodreads / NPR

Publisher's Description 

A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil.

The lush city of Palmares Três 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 Três 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.

Book Review

Book Recevied : Bought

Why I Picked it up: I read the review for this book at NPR. Then I went to my bookstore and read the first few pages. After going back and forth to the bookstore over the next few days. I bought the book. I finished it in one night. The culture of Palmares Três is rich and lush in imagery and life.  The characters move and dance off the pages. 

Why I finished it: I want more. I do not know if there will be more. THere has been some room left open for a squeal  I hope she writes one.   

Who I would give it to: Jess, she would devour this book form cover to cover. 

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