September 25, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,
and specifically spotlights upcoming
novels we can’t wait to read.

Our WoW for this week is…

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.

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Publication Date:  March 1, 2013
Publisher:  Arthur A. Levine

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  1. This sounds unique and I love futuristic books. Love and technology and rebellion!

  2. Futuristic Brazil, I’m fascinated by that concept :)

  3. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Sounds soooo exciting! Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WOW POST

  4. LS Murphy

    Great pick!

  5. LS Murphy

    Sounds like a good read!

  6. Crystal

    Wow I haven’t heard of this one before and it looks amazing! I am definitely adding it to my tbr =) Great pick as always =)

    Our WoW for the week =)

  7. Tribute Books Mama
  8. It sounds sooo unique !! I love books that feature art so I look forward to read this one !! Great pick !

  9. Great pick! I haven’t heard of this one yet but it sounds good. I will have to add it to my list now.

    Thanks for visiting my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  10. kimbacaffeinate

    Ooh i like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing it!

  11. Bibliojunkies

    What a beautiful cover! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by our WoW today.


  12. I would pick this cover up just BECAUSE of that cover. It looks so great. Even the synopsis gets to me.

    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #40

  13. sqt

    Nice! A book I haven’t seen yet. :) Looks good too.

  14. This does sound interesting! I love the location it takes place as well. Great pick! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW. Sorry for responding so late.

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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