The Summer Prince

My next novel will be something completely different. A YA science fiction novel set on the coast of Brazil (the modern state of Bahia), 400 years in the future. Pretty much everything here is something I haven’t done before: A standalone, science fiction, YA, Brazil. Even so, I hope those of you who have enjoyed my other novels will give it a shot (and hopefully, some new people will find their way to my work).

I wrote a post back when it was first announced about how I came to write The Summer Prince. You can read a basic description on Goodreads. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the cover:

Cover for The Summer Prince

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  • Yahong says so:
    November 18th, 2012 |

    Hi Ms. Johnson! Just wanted to say that I just finished The Summer Prince (like seriously, five minutes ago) and aggggghhhhh it’s wonderful. Reading it was such a roller-coaster; the world-building is my absolute favourite aspect. Thank you for writing it.

  • Hannah says so:
    November 23rd, 2012 |

    Just read the advanced reader copy (ARC) of this book and let me just say that it is absolutely AMAZING!!! A blended genre, blended cultures, and blended sexuality in a matriarchal society. A treatise on technology and the future of technology infused society. Amazing dystopian YAL. Thank you so much for writing this! I want to read it again and again and again!

  • Leonicka says so:
    March 5th, 2013 |

    I’m trying to condense all my emotions into a coherent review. But until then all I can say is thanks.

  • Alexis says so:
    March 23rd, 2013 |

    I’m about 30 pages from the last season (Winter) and I’m loving it already. The whole idea about gay and lesbian marriages and affairs being pretty much normal in a Utopian society such as Palmares Tres is incredible. Thank you for such a different and refreshing book.

  • Maxine says so:
    May 3rd, 2013 |

    Hello! I just wanted to thank you for writing such an amazing book! Although it has torn my heart to shreds, brought tears to my eyes every time I think about it, I loved it! I read it all in one day because I couldn’t put it down. So, thank you! One request, please: I would really love a sequel, preferably one with a happy ending. :)

  • 3 Ways Readers Can Increase Diversity in Publishing says so:
    June 25th, 2013 |

    […] happened to me most notably with The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson. Y’all. I could not shut up about that book.  I’m pretty sure I […]

  • Molly says so:
    December 3rd, 2014 |

    The Summer Prince was an inspiration to me. I loved June the most with her huge character arc. I think a lot of people want everything spelled out easy for them, but June was more akin to a real teenage girl. I didn’t even mind the love triangle because it was so different than the stereotype. I have read some more negative reviews of the book lately and I wanted to say that it is my favorite book. I hope you can take that as a complement.

  • MINISTER SANDY says so:
    February 25th, 2016 |

    hi, I’m the director of this years author expo and I would like to honour you at this
    event. please email me fmi. thanks God bless.

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    December 19th, 2016 |

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