Well, here we are! Another Wednesday and another month. Summer will be over before we know it, and the cool weather will (finally!) set in again. Today’s Waiting on Wednesday pick was chosen nn celebration of the warm months and anticipation of the upcoming cooler months. Due out on March 1, 2013 from Scholastic, I give you…

Four hundred years ago, the world ended. And now, on the coast of what was once called Brazil, women rule in the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Três. The city’s Queen only cedes her power to a man once every five years — to a Summer King, whose story will grip the city like a fever.

For June Costa, art is everything. Her brilliant creations — from murals and holograms to a delicate pattern of lights in her skin — have impressed (and irritated) her classmates and teachers alike. Her dream is to win the prestigious Queen’s Award, and the instant fame and success that come with it. It’s a dream she never questions — until she meets Enki. Enki, the newly-elected Summer King, is the hottest thing in Palmares Três. But when June sees Enki, she sees more than piercing amber 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, tragically in love with Enki.

Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.


I love the idea of a Queen in rule, and I am very intrigued by this unqiue concept of a Summer King. I can’t wait to read this book, and only hope that it’s as amazing as it sounds.

What do you think of The Summer Prince?

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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