Waiting on Wednesday: Arcadia Awakens

On another edition of Breaking the Spine’s awesome meme, we’re talking about mysterious animals and terrifying family histories:

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’ve heard lots of wonderful things about this book from blogger friends, and can’t wait to read it! Honestly, it takes a really unique plot to impress me these days, and I love the tantalizing summary.

Be sure to visit Kai Meyer at his website and follow him on Twitter @KaiMeyer.

You can also check out Arcadia Awakens on Goodreads and pre-order it on Amazon and Book Depository. Arcadia Awakens will be released on February 14, 2012.


Categories: Anticipation

5 replies »

  1. Yeah, this one got my attention, too! Anything with a snake wrapped around your neck is eyecatching. It’s at least going to make me read the book blurb! I definitely want to read this one.


  2. I am a bookworm from Germany and I just wanted to add: you’ll like Arcadia Awakens very much. I was even more stunned by the second and third Arcadia books. I hope it’ll get the well deserved attention, so that you can all get blown away by the second and third book.
    Cheers and enjoy it!

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