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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 in love with Enki, an unfortunate circumstance 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With its complicated history, founding myth, and political structure, Palmares Três is compelling, as is the triple bond between June, Enki, and Gil as they challenge their world’s injustices.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
  • A 2014 Indies Choice Award Honoree for Young Adult
  • A 2013 NPR Best Book
  • Selected for the Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next List
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teen Romances, 2013
  • Winner of the 2013 Cybils Award for Speculative Fiction/YA
  • A 2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Children/Young Adult
  • A 2014 Locus Award Finalist
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About the Author

Alaya Dawn Johnson’s short story “Love Will Tear Us Apart” was included in the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology edited by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black. The Summer Prince is her first young adult novel. She lives in New York City.