Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Arcadia Awakens

Waiting on Wednesday is hosting by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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 :)


Anonymous said...

0o0o! Arcadia Awakens <3
I'm super excited for this one!


-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

Lindsay Cummings author said...

I just love this cover. It's so creepy!

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Sharon @ Obsession with Books said...

I can't wait for this book! it sounds amazing.

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Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

The book's been published in German back in 2009, I think, and 2012 is its US release? Anyway, I am DYING to read this book. I love how creepy and beautiful the cover is. Great pick!

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Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Yeah, this one sounds like it's hitting all the right notes to end up on my wishlist. I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. :)

Van Pham said...

I've seen this one around the blogosphere, can't wait to read it!

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Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

I've seen this one around quite a bit.

Jan von Harz said...

It sounds a little like The Tiger's Curse where the hottie turns into a tiger and I loved that series so I am definitely intrigued by this one as well. Great pick!

A. Knight said...

The premise of this one is like every other Romeo & Juliet styled romance, BUT that cover suggests something totally unique. I can't wait!

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Guen the Random Girl (Ezine of a Random Girl) said...

I never really knew it was originally published in 2009, but I'm anxiously awaiting for it's rerelease! I agree, it does sound amazing! Great pick!!

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Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Ah, is that a flipping snake around that gitl's neck? Yuck! Besides the snake, the book sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

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Giselle said...

I love this cover! Awesome choice!

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GF Book Mom said...

This sounds like a unique storyline.
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Sherre said...

I saw this book, and thought "That snake is going to choke her. Desa she know that the snake is going to choke her" Especially with those green scales that are obviously not normal. I mean what snake has scales that are that green. Then I decided I needed to read the book. It didnt matter what it was about. I needed to read the book that thought it was so amazing that it would put a snake around a girls neck like that and post it on the cover. Then I read the synopsis and thought. I WANT IT NOW!


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Brenna said...

I love the cover for Arcadia Awakens <3 it's definitely an intriguing description, isn't it? :) Hopefully it lives up to my expectations! Great pick this week!

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Truly Bookish said...

Great pick! Love the cover (even though snakes creep me out) and I’m excited about this one as well!
Truly Bookish

thepamjelly said...

Oh I'm SO excited to read this one too! <3 It sounds amazing. Great pick!

Pam @ jellylovesbooks

Tribute Books Mama said...

That cover is scary, enjoy!

Amy said...

Yup. First printed in German they're now bringing it to the English speaking world. I absolutely can't wait until its out! It sounds epic O__O
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Burgandy Ice said...

that looks exciting! Thx for sharing!

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Sarah (The Book Life) said...

Awesome pick! I am seriously pining for this one! I love the snake on the cover, it's creepy and fantastic :0)


Grace Fonseca said...

Been seeing this one everywhere. I like the blurb for it. Come check out my WOW Pick.

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Sonya said...

I read the synopsis and thought this book sounds really good i should read it, its on my TBR list nice pick though the cover throws you off.

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! Plus that cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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