Friday, June 6, 2014

The Summer Prince - A YA Dystopian Adventure where the love triangle is two teen guys and a girl!

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

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.

Named one of the top ten LGBTQ books for young readers published in 2013 by the ALA's Rainbow List. Check out this excellent NPR review by Petra Mayer, and add your review of "The Summer Prince" in comments!

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