Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Arcadia Awakens

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.It's a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating

Arcadia Awakens (Arkadien #1)
by Kai Meyer
published by Balzer + Bray
expected release date: February 14, 2012

Summary: 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.

**I found both the cover and summary interesting and different from what I've been reading.


  1. Ooh, it does sound like a beautiful and frightening story! Love the cover. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Cant wait to read this, the cover is beautiful, and frighening. Awesome Pick

  3. Cool! I haven't heard much about this one but it sounds different :)

    Thanks for sharing...Great pick!!!


  4. LOVE THIS COVER. Also, I'm Sicilian! MY PEOPLE! :) I'd definitely check this one out.

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