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February 14th, 2013
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You had me at "Alaya Dawn Johnson"
What I'm reading now: The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson

At the end of 2012, Justine Larbalestier blogged that The Summer Prince would be the "Best YA book of 2013." I pre-ordered it right away, but not really because she said so. Not that I don't have a lot of respect for Justine's taste in books, but I already love Alaya Dawn Johnson, so I was excited as soon as I heard that she had a new book coming out.

I read Alaya's first two books, which were fascinating but a little uneven. Then I was blown away by Moonshine. Somehow the sequel to that, Wicked City, snuck by me. I will have to get hold of it at some point soon. (have I mentioned I really, REALLY want to build a system that will inform you when authors you love publish new books?)

In the meantime, I am enjoying The Summer Prince, even though it *ought* to be named The Summer King. I assume some weird publishing logic went into that. You'll see what I mean when you read it. Or perhaps something will be revealed later that I don't yet know. But aside from the not-quite-right title, the cover is gorgeous. An online image does not really capture the shiny and the glow, but check it out anyway:

The Summer Prince cover

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From:yix
Date:February 15th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
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Please develop that system. I will subscribe and pay you money for such a thing. Maybe it could even support itself by providing merchant links to the various sites. Why doesn't this already exist? Why doesn't Amazon already do this???
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From:minkrose
Date:February 15th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
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Ditto this! Only, I've been boycotting amazon since 2006, so if we could utilize indie bound or better world books... or the retailer of our choice?

But seriously, I have like, spreadsheets on this stuff... I'd like a better system!!
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From:carbonel
Date:February 15th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
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Amusingly, I just finished reading a book entitled The Winter Prince. No connection, though.
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