Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (1): Arcadia Awakens

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title:  Aradia Awakens (#1)
Author: Kai Meyer
Pages:  464 (Hardcover)
Release Date: February 14th 2012

Description (Goodreads):

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. That sounds like a great book, I cannot believe I have not heard about it before. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. OMG, sounds intense. Love the snake -- and so a tiger plays a role too? Oooh. :D

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  3. I really love this cover! Great pick!

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  4. Great pick! I love the cover! green is usually uncommon in terms of cover art.