A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil.
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.
Recommended by the NPR Book Concierge, this fell into the YA and Science Fiction and Fantasy Categories... with that cover.. I t was hard to say no, especially in light of NPR's review "Samba, Spiderbots and 'Summer' Love in Far-Future Brazil":
"And how deliciously unusual to read a YA dystopia that's comfortable with ambiguity and nuance. This is a book that doesn't condescend."
Originality: 10. So unique, from the social class, to the characters and the story telling.
Absurdity: 2. For some reason this never felt absurd, the story was so well told and smooth, no clunky plot twists and mostly relatable teen-age angst.
Level of Paranormal Romance: 9. The love of the summer king drives this story. June's love, Gil's love, and the city's love. It is steamy and unconventional and perfect for the story. Best of all- there is not fated-insta love.