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The Summer Prince

By Alaya Dawn Johnson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545417808 Paperback
304 Pages | 5.26" x 8.03" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545417792 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.82" x 8.58" | Ages 14 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545520775 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 14 & Up

A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the lush 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 its heat, 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 dark chocolate eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist.

Together, June and Enki will create art 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 is a novel that will leave you hot and shaken and eager for more from Alaya Dawn Johnson.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Summer Prince

"[A] beautiful novel about risking everything for love and art." —Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies

*"With its complicated history, founding myth, and political structure, Palmares Três is compelling, as is the triple bond between June, Enki, and Gil as they challenge their world's injustices." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"An art project, a rebellion and a sacrifice make up this nuanced, original cyberpunk adventure . . . Luminous." —Kirkus, starred review

"An imaginative and thoroughly realized addition to the sci-fi genre." —Horn Book

"There's a great, fresh audacity to Johnson's YA debut." —Entertainment Weekly

"In this dystopian fantasy set in a futuristic version of Brazil, June Costas creates art to rebel against (what else) an oppressive government regime. She finds an unlikely ally in Enki, the universally beloved Summer King, who reciprocates her need to make sense of a chaotic society through art." —RollingStone.com