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Book: Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
Release Date: February 14th, 2012
Genre: Young Adult / Urban Fantasy?
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Description: To Rosa Alcantara, the exotic world of Sicily, with its network of Mafia families and its reputation for murder and intrigue, is just that—exotic and wholly unknown. But when her life in Brooklyn begins to fall apart, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where centuries of family secrets await her.
Once there, Rosa falls head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both fascinate and unsettle her. But their families are sworn enemies, and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is only using Rosa to infiltrate the Alcantara clan. And when Rosa encounters a tiger one night—a tiger with very familiar eyes—she can no longer deny that neither the Carnevares nor the Alcantaras are what they seem.
Hidden caves, dangerous beasts roaming the hills, and a history of familial bloodlust mean that Rosa can’t trust anyone. Torn between loyalty to her family and love for their mortal enemy, Rosa must make the hardest decision of her life: stay in Sicily with her new love…or run as far and as fast as she can.
It says this one was originally published in 2009, so this must be a reprint. Or, maybe it wasn't published in the United States or something (it's a German author). At any rate, I am excited for it. It sounds amazing, I love action/adventure love stories. Plus, it sounds like it's got the whole starcrossed lovers thing going on. And the mob. Who doesn't love Mafia stories? Also... I went to the authors website and I just realized that he also wrote The Water Mirror. I picked that book up at a library sale and have been meaning to read. I should definitely get to it :)