The Summer Prince

The Summer Prince 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

  • Title: The Summer Prince
  • Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780545417808
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King The whole city falls in love with him including June s best frThe 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 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 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 governments 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.

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    1. This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between ClassesCover Impressions: Pretty. Yay, no whitewashing. Natural hair on a woman of color!The Gist: Summer king gets elected, summer king gets killed - still don't understand why. June is spoiled brat who causes trouble and calls it art.Review: WARNING: This will be ranty. If you don't like swearing, please move on to another review - this one is not for you.This book broke me. And not in the "oh my god this is so good nothing will ever compa [...]

    2. As a Brazilian young-woman, I found this book offensive on its bastardization of Brazilian culture, which is blatantly abused to make this empty fictional world seem "exotic."Whereas I can acknowledge the author's multiple attempts at inclusiveness with PoC and bisexual characters, the problematic use of Brazilian culture under the "gentle savage" rule of thumb made me cringe. Regardless of the fact the story is set in a dystopian future, implying that the part of Brazilian culture that survived [...]

    3. This dystopian science fiction novel is like nothing you've read, I promise you. For one thing, the plot and the crises depend on art: music, painting, structures made of light, composition, and sound. Art in this book creates a voice for the voiceless, and teaches the rich youths who play with it that it is serious.In the distant future, after plenty of disasters, the world is reduced to a handful of city-states and the wilderness between them where most people cannot live. In the Brazilian-lik [...]

    4. This book goes places that not many other YA novels have gone before. It is complex, emotionally rich and exquisitely detailed. It is not perfect but that will be discussed a bit later. For the meantime, let’s just savour the fact that this book exists.The Summer Prince is a post-apocalyptic novel set in what used to be Brazil. Patriarchy has been replaced by matriarchy and a king is sacrificed every year. There are Aunties who are a bit like senators or MPs, a Queen and a sub-Queen. There is [...]

    5. The Summer Prince tore my heart out. I mean that as viscerally as possible without being actually literal.It all starts with the worldbuilding. This is genuine sci-fi at its best, a whole new world fully realized from the tiers of the pyramid city to the verde and its catinga to Tokyo 10 and its immortal datastreams. Palmares Três is a real city in these pages, and it makes everything about the book so much truer.The themes in this book!: technology is at once deadly and beautiful, art strugg [...]

    6. I don't normally do this for any book, but I'm going to remove my review and try to do a rewrite of it because my wording on my issues with this book was poor and I think I can do a better job of explicating what I found wrong with this novel. Not sure when I'll rewrite it yet.

    7. I have so many bones to pick with this book, but I'd do my best to start at the beginning. First off, why the Summer Prince as the title? Enki, the man June loves, is a Summer King or a Moon Prince (i'm not entirely sure what the difference is, since the author was never very clear), but he was definitely never a summer prince.And that's where I get into my next issue. I have never had to guess so much about what was going on while reading. I had NO idea at times, and would just sort of assume t [...]

    8. This is me reading the summaryParagraph 1: Woooaaahhhh O__oParagraph 2: UhhhHHHHhhh *__*Paragraph 3: Aaawwwww ^__^Paragraph 3 (last line): AHDSGFRJSADJFSH x___x *dies* Publication date: ARRGGHHHHGGGG!!!!!

    9. This sounds overbaked, and it kinda is, but you've gotta go with it. Brazil, centuries after the apocalypse, a young man is elected summer king. He will reign for a year, rockstar and figurehead, and then he will select the new queen as he dies. Our teenage girl heroine achieves various pitches of quivering emotion about all of this.Okay, the thing is, this is actually a really good book. Our heroine fancies herself an artist – excuse me, Artist – and the book is about her struggle with her [...]

    10. Once my eyes grazed over the first words that composed the first line of the book I was sucked in. I could not look away from such a beautiful story that painted people of color brilliantly. I absolutely love the protagonist because of her imperfections, her liberated personality and her relationships. She is unpredictable, and realistic (to me at least, and her place in her World makes sense.) The story from her eyes was worth listening too. Her voice was so brilliantly constructed that I finis [...]

    11. One of my first real forays into YA fiction, and I found it right up my alley. It hits my buttons left and right. The setting and setup are the real juice of this story: a matriarchal city-state where succession of power involves the ritual murder of young men. GREAT, WHEN DO I MOVE THERE? The Earth in this book is centuries past a large amount of sweeping nuclear warfare and the resultant fallout, both politically and biologically, and I loved the glimpses of the history and what the world outs [...]

    12. And now for this one, which has always seemed somewhatdivisive. But all the people I know in real life who have read it really liked it too, so there! I've actually been meaning to reread it pretty much since right after I finished it the first time!So, yes, I still think this book is so, so good! There are a few other complaints that I've seen about it that I think are a little ridiculous, but whatever, to each their own, right? -----Hmmm Maybe there's something wrong with me, because so many p [...]

    13. I am in love with the cover. I wish it showed her face, though. I'm tired of all the headless women covers. But it's gorgeous, and, thankfully, not whitewashed.

    14. This book is no less than stunning in nearly every way - a luscious, almost decadent read of a future city in a pyramid, with almost something for everyone, including magical realism, cyberpunk and sci-fi, a crazy mix of South American/Cuban-Afro and Japanese cultures. This is a tale of death and kings, of queens and machines, of youth and love, of war and peace. "The Summer Prince" is definitely one of my favorite books of 2013 so far because of its delicate yet bold storytelling, and because o [...]

    15. In order to fully give my thoughts on this book, I am going to have to write about major plot points, so a warning spoilers are ahead! I was really interested in reading this book. I have read two of Johnson’s previous works and found her to be a young writer who has never blown my socks off, but shows some promise–“Racing the Dark” was truly an interesting book, and “Moonshine” which was okay but didn’t stand out from the crowd – and I was interested in seeing how she used the t [...]

    16. Check out more of my reviews!Why do I constantly do this to myself? I see an eye-catching cover and immediately decide to read a book despite negative reviews. I have to give some major kudos because that is one eye-catching cover. The Summer Prince suffers from too many problems and I just couldn't enjoy this book.The Summer Prince takes place in a futuristic Brazil and so the characters speak Portuguese. There are so many times that the author uses Portuguese terms and phrases without using a [...]

    17. Sometimes I imagine the end of the world.I imagine I’m a Queen. Odete, sitting in a bomb shelter somewhere on the coast of Bahia, in a country that had once been Brazil, and trying to force a new world from the screaming mouth of the old one. What wouldn’t I do? What wouldn’t I create? Who wouldn’t I sacrifice, if it would keep the world from ever dying again?So I take my lover, my king, and I put him on a pedestal and I cut him down. A man, like the ones who ruined the world.And so, Pal [...]

    18. I finished this book on the plane to a children's literature conference, and have been sitting with it for a while. There is so much to love about this story. Johnson's world-building is masterful. if I don't get the opportunity to see Palmares Tres on the big screen, I hope that at least there will eventually be fanart of it. The visuality of this narrative almost made me long to immerse myself in this world.The "almost" comes from the ending, which I will not spoil. I will say that *The Summer [...]

    19. I picked this up a bit randomly and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It touches on a surprising array of things to make you think including how art can make an impact, the role of technology in our lives and political power.

    20. June lives in Palmares Três, a city in a futuristic Brazil that considers itself the most beautiful city in the world. It's ruled by matriarchs, with a ceremonial king elected every five years to reaffirm the queen with his death. June and her fellow young citizens aren't entirely happy with their government. But the young have even less power in a world where people live to be hundreds of years old. Enki, the new Summer King, wants to use his death to make a difference. June wants to make artE [...]

    21. 3.75/5Good, not quite great, but good. And an interesting kind of good. I really liked a lot about this, but so much of the worldbuilding is EXTREMELY confusing. However, characters = awesome and complex. Matriarchal fantasy world set in a jungle = awesome.

    22. See this review and others like it at BadassBookReviews!Alaya Dawn Johnson's The Summer King pulled me in with the promise of a dystopian novel not set in the US or the UK. What it really became was a look at change and revolution and how far you should go to change a broken system. I did enjoy reading this novel, Ms. Johnson's prose was beautiful and descriptive, but I never fell in love with the main character, June Costa. I also felt that the world-building was a little hit and miss. The city [...]

    23. This review is also on Living for the BooksI really wanted to love this book. A books set in a futuristic Brazil? Sounds awesome. Sadly I was not impressed by The Summer Prince.The beginning was extremely confusing.Words like waka and grande were used and I had no idea what they meant. It isn't until later that I find out that wakas are mostly people younger than 30 and grandes are people older than 30. It took awhile to get used to the words that June used but after awhile I think I understood [...]

    24. This book took me places I've never been before and by the time I reached the end I was slightly surprised and very happy to realize I had fallen in love with it.The city of Palmares Três is set in hundreds of years of traditions, one of them being sacrificing their King to elect the next Queen of the city. That was until two best friends fell in love with the new Summer King, a very beautiful young man with a secret agenda of his own. Together they change things in ways I bet they didn't expec [...]

    25. I fully agree with the reviewers who noted that the concept is amazing but the execution is problematic. I was so excited to read The Summer Prince, and ended up disappointed.There are hints of incredible world-building that are frustratingly undeveloped. Tensions are set up (between the under-30 "wakas" and the older "grandes," between those who want to open the society to new technology and those who don't, between the different classes of citizens in Palmares Tres, between individual characte [...]

    26. There's no chance I would have picked this up on my own, and I'm not really sure that I'm glad I did, to be honest. There definitely good writing and lots of interesting ideas going on here, and lots of great questions about gender, sexuality, age, and class, but I was so overwhelmed by the author's world-building that it was difficult to concentrate on anything interesting. I was too confused by the set up of the city and by the mythology she's created, and I never understood how the structure [...]

    27. I really had no idea how to start this review, but fortunately I ran across the author describing what she loved most about her book, and it helped me sort through some of my thoughts. In her words: I love what this book does as science fiction, one of my favorite genres: it envisions a future that's not just about the US or about white people, that is cautiously optimistic, that is neither utopian nor dystopian, and that embraces a wider range of human love and expression. Also, I love that it' [...]

    28. Alaya Dawn Johnson’s YA debut, THE SUMMER PRINCE, is definitely not a typical dystopian sci-fi novel. Filled with beautiful descriptions of the power of art and music, this novel will transport you into a pulsating and energetic world filled with Brazilian samba, spider bots, and performance-art.June Costa is the best artist in Palmares Três, a vertically structured pyramid city, rising from the middle of a bay in what was once Brazil. Four hundred years after a nuclear apocalypse has destroy [...]

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