This month's suggestion, The Summer Prince was chosen by group vote at the end of the March meeting. Following on the heels of a book (loosely) based on Avalon comes a book that to me sounds inspired by the Norse Mythology tradition of the Summer King sacrifice (although this idea made an appearance in a lot of pagan traditions)
Goodreads says: A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil.
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.
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
Please remember to make suggestions for future books
And please check out the Poll for voting on future books - ideally we like to announce 2 months prior and we will discuss at the end of every meeting.
Arrive early to grab a snack or a drink and visit with the group. I usually grab a table upstairs near the cooking school. Our discussion will start promptly at 7:30 and we'll wrap it up at 9:00.
Looking forward to seeing you then.
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