BOOK JACKET BLURB: 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, they will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palarmes Tres will never forget. They will ass fuel to the 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 passions of its characters, and overflowing with ideas, this fiery novel will leave you eager for more from Alaya Dawn Johnson.
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013, $17.95
Release date: July 29, 2014 (REPRINT)
Agent: Jill Grinberg, Grinberg Literary
Publishers Weekly, January 14, 2013
Teenreads, April 8, 2013
NPR, March 7, 2013
Entertainment Weekly, March 1, 2013
Archived Reviews (Posted by The New York Public Library)
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