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Waiting on Wednesday (91) — THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Johnson

Posted by on June 20, 2012
“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The Summer Prince 

Four hundred years ago, the world ended. And now, on the coast of what was once called Brazil, women rule in the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Três. The city’s Queen only cedes her power to a man once every five years — to a Summer King, whose story will grip the city like a fever.

For June Costa, art is everything. Her brilliant creations — from murals and holograms to a delicate pattern of lights in her skin — have impressed (and irritated) her classmates and teachers alike. Her dream is to win the prestigious Queen’s Award, and the instant fame and success that come with it. It’s a dream she never questions — until she meets Enki. Enki, the newly-elected Summer King, is the hottest thing in Palmares Três. But when June sees Enki, she sees more than piercing amber eyes and a lethal samba: She sees a fellow artist.

Together, June and Enki will create art 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, tragically in love with Enki.

Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

THE SUMMER PRINCE will be released March 2013 from Scholastic.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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26 comments

  1. OH MY GOODNESS. I had no idea this was in the works! I <3 her Zephyr Hollis books, so I definitely need to jump on this when it comes out -- it looks amazing!

  2. I have never heard of this book until now and I'm so so so glad you picked this as your WoW because I don't think I would have stumbled upon it otherwise. That summary! WOW. I'm amazed, intrigued and begging for more all at once. I'm definitely adding this to my shelf when it comes out! It sounds freaking brilliant!! Thanks for sharing :D *looks at release date* …. *dies* LOL

    Jessirae @ Words, Pages, and Books
    My WoW

  3. Whoa. That's a heck of a blurb isn't it? I'm all “this is sounding really good, yay romance” and then BAM they toss in “Enki is destined to die” and my skin erupts in goosebumps. I must have this book now! Thanks so much for sharing Hafsah!

  4. Seriously? Wow. I LOVE it when I find a book that I have never heard of before on these WOW posts. THANK YOU so much for sharing!! This one is DEFINITELY going on my TBR list.

    My WOW :)

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