Summary-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.
I liked it. it is about a post-apostolic world, down in South America, where a city state is ruled by a queen, selected by a man, who is slaughter. this man gets to live in luxury and freedom for the time he is the summer prince. June, an artist, meets Enki, who is the summer king, and together they create art and fall in love. in this book, women and men can take both genders as lovers and this makes the beginning very interesting. I still haven't figured out if Enki's first lover, June's best friend, is a boy or girl(i think boy most likey). its good and i liked it. june is a fun and strong charcter.
Publisher-Arthur A. Levine
Reviewers Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Emma (Student from Franklin High School)
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!!!