Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (Feb. 20th)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine. We all get together to show each other books we can't wait to get our hands on.

This week's can't-wait-to-read-it selection is:

The Summer Prince
by Alaya Dawn Johnson
A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the 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 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.

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.

Well, well... If I'm being totally honest, this could be very interesting or it could be a total train wreck that will leave me a weepy, blubbering mess. I like happy endings and this seems to be promising anything but. However, that is often the case in fiction and I think the setting and concept is original enough that I might be willing to take a risk. Artists? Futuristic Brazil? A government blocking tech advancement? And a Prince who is destined to die? You have my attention! 

So, what are YOU looking forward to this week? Link to your post and I'll drop by! 

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