Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #21

Hosted by Pen to Paper
I have wanted to highlight this week's pick for several weeks now but I told myself to wait until closer to the release date. Clearly, that's not happening.

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, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.
 My thought process when I first saw this book went like this: Hmm, green cover is green. I like the green. Not pleased about that triangle atop the title, though. And what's up with the glowing arm tattoos? Ooh, futuristic Brazil. That's a new one. The name June isn't even remotely Brazilian. Do I care? No. "Summer King" is a fun title. But why is he called a prince on the cover and a king in the synopsis? Lethal samba. *sniggers*

I was mildly interested with hills and troughs of excitement. Then I saw that last line. WOW. Now I've GOT to know more. The combo of Brazilian sci-fi and a fated-to-die hottie cannot be ignored.

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?