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[REVIEW] The Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Summer Prince
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine (US: 29th July 2014)
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[NOTE: I first published this at Speculative Chic.]

June lives in futuristic Brazil, where she creates amazing art – including installing lights under her skin. But her best work is a secret project she’s collaborating on with Enki. They’ve known from the start that their time together is fleeting, so their deadline is tight. Like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is scheduled to be sacrificed.

The vivid lights and imagery should inspire some awesome fan-art by readers. Art, life, death, and the future combine in this memorable setting, as their society grapples with deciding how far they should take technology…and how much they should pare it back.

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29th July 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Bailey Cunningham
Path of Smoke (Parallel Parks, Book 2)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 29th July 2014)
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In Wascana Park, they’re ordinary university students. But after midnight, when the park transforms into the magical kingdom of Anfractus, they become warriors, bards, and archers in a real-life role-playing game… The company of heroes has thwarted the plan of the power-hungry basilissa to conquer Anfractus, but not without a cost. Andrew’s character, Roldan, died, leaving him cut off from the mystical realm without any memory of its existence. If the others reveal the park’s magical nature to Andrew, his banishment will become permanent. So they must hide their nighttime adventures – and hope that his memory returns. Pursued by the basilissa’s forces, the rest of the group keeps a low profile in Anfractus until they uncover an unholy alliance between their enemy and the silenoi, satyrlike creatures who hunt humans – an alliance that threatens to cross the barrier into the real world. And while his friends struggle to prevent an invasion in both worlds, Andrew receives a visitor determined to restore his memory of Anfractus by leading him down a very dark path…

Kim Harrison
The Undead Pool (Hollows, Book 12)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 29th July 2014)
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Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever-after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the Inderlander and human races is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before an all-out supernatural war breaks out. Rachel knows of only one weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one knows better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished…

Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Summer Prince
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine (US: 29th July 2014)
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The lush city of Palmares Três shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of its heat, 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 dark chocolate eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist. Together, June and Enki will create art that Palmares Três 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.

Richelle Mead
The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, Book 4)
Penguin (US & CA: 29th July 2014)
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And she made a decision that shocked even her… But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure – and re-education – looms larger than ever.

Richelle Mead
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, Book 5)
Penguin (US, UK, CA & AU: 29th July 2014)
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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him… Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour where all bets are off.

July 2014 Releases

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Done with June 2014 Releases? Here are July 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Laura Bickle: THE OUTSIDE (paperback): 9th September 2014: Buy (US)
Steven Brust & Skyler White: THE INCREMENTALISTS (paperback): 26th August 2014: Buy (US)
Amy Rose Capetta: UNMADE (Kindle Edition): 13th January 2015: Buy (US)
Carolyn Crane: OFF THE EDGE: Buy (US)
Alaya Dawn Johnson: THE SUMMER PRINCE (paperback): 29th July 2014: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY: 21st October 2014: Buy (US)
J. Kenner: TAME ME (paperback): 11th March 2014: Buy (US)
Kristen Lippert-Martin: TABULA RASA: 23rd September 2014: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis: IN A HANDFUL OF DUST: 23rd September 2014: Buy (US)
Susan Beth Pfeffer: THE SHADE OF THE MOON (paperback): 16th September 2014: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE DREAM THIEVES (paperback): 29th July 2014: Buy (US)

1st March 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Alaya Dawn Johnson
The Summer Prince
Arthur A. Levine (US: 1st March 2013)
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The lush city of Palmares Três 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 Três 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.

March 2013 Releases

Done with February 2013 Releases? Here are March 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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8 New Covers (DeStefano, Falls, Johnson, Kade, Mead, Moss, Rush, Yovanoff)

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