Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer


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.


  1.  Nothing like the mafia, magic, shape-shifting and Italy.  Hmmm.  How can you resist?  
  2. This story sounds almost like Romeo and Juliet with the mafia.  I love Shakespeare, and I can't help but want to read it a little bit because of this.
  3. Look at this cover!  So freaking creepy!  I personally hate snakes, but i can't help but be intrigued by it wrapped around her neck, the calmness of her face.  

So what are you waiting for?

Happy Reading!



  1. Yeah, I'm totally eager to read this one too and you definitely summed up how I feel about it. I also agree about the whole "I hate snakes!" thing. Ew. Ew. Ew. They totally scare the crap at me. It's how some of them can jump at you when you scare them that gets me.

  2. My fear comes honestly.... I like to call it the Eve complex (lol!). I got trapped in a Greenhouse with a snake for about an hour. Scared the crap out of me! Now, I have a hard time walking into a snake house at a zoo. But it totally makes a cool story on why i hate snakes!

  3. Great pick, I'm dying to read this one myself. I totally agree with you too- it does sound like a Romeo and Juliet meets the mafia. Forbidden romance is always a favorite of mine. Add on all the other cool elements and I'm sold!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  4. I think this one looks great too! I'm definitely looking forward to reading it! Great choice this week!
    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

  5. I LOVE the cover too! Really cool looking :) I'm interested about this one, but I want to see what more people say about it before I read it :)

    My WoW at Esther's Ever After

  6. This one does sound interesting, just not a fan of the cover. Not a fan of snakes really!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I adore the cover for this one! Great pick!

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  8. I haven't heard about this book, but yet sounds very interesting! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

    Sorry for the late visit.

    Books For All Seasons


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