Waiting on Wednesday: Arcadia Awakens

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer (Arkadien #1)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: 02.14.2012
Goodreads  /  LibraryThing doesn't have it yet--sorry!
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.

This books just sounds so cool! I'm interested in the Mafia family aspect (especially after reading All These Things I've Done), but I'm even more interested in the tiger and the "history of familial bloodlust." I hope it's good!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Can't wait for this one sounds super interesting!
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  2. This sounds very interesting. =] Great pick.
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  3. This cover is definitely one of the coolest out there. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

  4. Pretty cover....and the Mafia! Must read this some time. Thanks for the heads up!
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  5. I love the cover! The book sounds awesome too. On the TBR.

  6. Great pick. I've been considering putting it on my TBR list.

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  7. One of the 2012 books I am so excited to read. I love how the mafia is blended to the paranormal aspect of this book.

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  8. I'm almost done with All These Things and I'm really enjoying it, so I think I'd be up for another mafia read! However...I am having a hard time getting behind this cover, lol. The snake around the neck just creeps me out too much!

  9. I remember reading the summary on this one and thinking that I have never read a book set in Sicily or a YA with Mafia ties so it sounds like an interesting read. Great pick!

  10. That sounds totally fabulous. I know what I'll be ordering alongside Graffiti Moon, some chocolates and a nice dinner. ;) Valentines day looks very promising.

  11. Oh yes, this one sounds fantastic!

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  12. So excited for this one and the cover is AMAZING!


  13. This book has a scary cover (i hate snakes!) but the premise is so promising! Great pick!

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  14. Awesome pick!! I think tons and tons of people are super excited about this one! That is most awesome!!


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  15. Great pick, this sounds great. I am definitey adding this one to my pile.
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  16. Wow, that sounds awesome! It seems very Romeo-&-Juliet-ish, but the feuding Mafia families aspect is intriguing (as well as the mysterious tiger encounter lol). I'm definitely adding it to my to-read list.

  17. I am looking forward to reading this one too. The snake on the cover creeps me out though. *eeshk* I am not one for creepy slithery things. :) Still, I'll be reading it!
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  18. Sounds good, creepy cover.


  19. I hope that when you get it, that it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

  20. omg! look at that cover.... gorgeous! :) will definitely check this one out! Thanks.

  21. Awesome pick!
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  22. This sounds amazing! Mafia, romance, family feuds, what more can you want? Thanks for sharing. :)

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  23. This does sound epic. Love stories with family feuds. Thanks for sharing.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  24. This sounds like such an awesome book. I really can't wait until its released. I'll be obsessing over it the whole time! :D

  25. Ooh that's an interesting cover. I really like it. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.


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