Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (17)


For those who don't know, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme where we get to let everyone know about what books we are eagerly anticipating the release of. WoW is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Want to participate? Grab the logo on her page, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link on her blog!

So, can I just say how much I LOVE the cover for this book?? It is so freaking gorgeous! I love the poison green color of the snake wrapped around the girl's neck and how she's hidden in shadow. Seriously, this cover alone makes me want to read this book, but then the synopsis also sounds amazing! Arcadia Awakens centers around a girl from a Mafia family, which is something I've never read about, especially not as a theme in a YA book, so I am pretty psyched! Also, I'm not sure, but this book may have been originally written in German?? Goodreads says that it's original title was Arkadien erwacht. Look below for more details!

Title: Arcadia Awakens
Author: Kai Meyer
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Series: #1 in Arkadien
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Pages: 464

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.

 ***UPDATE: Yep! This book was originally written in German and was translated into English to be published in the UK and US. Sa-weet! That makes me want to read it even more!! To see Kai Meyer's website (in English) click the link here! :)

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  1. this one looks great!! what a unique cover too!

  2. I think this is awesome for two reasons:

    1. Italy! How cool :)
    2. I have Kai Myer's Darke Reflections trilogy as a to-read-really-soon book in my TBR

    So excited for the giveaway hop :)

  3. This book looks awesome! Now I can't wait to read it. :)

  4. ooh, definitely a pretty cover! I LOVE your signature by the way!

    Here’s my WOW!

  5. This does look really good! I've run across this one before, but I think I keep forgetting to officially add this to my TBR. Thanks for the reminder! :)

    My WoW

  6. Oh this kind of sounds like a bit of Romeo and Juliet, with a bit of supernatural, shape shifting theme on the side. I love the cover! Great pick :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

  7. I am sooo looking forward to reading this book.. A great pick!

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

  8. Sicily very very cool setting. This one sounds very exciting Great pick!

  9. Definitely going to go add this one to my wishlist, I love the cover! :D

    ComaCalm's WoW

  10. Oh, what a gorgeous cover and captivating story! Thanks for sharing....

    Here's MY WOW POST

  11. This one sounds sooooooo good! I can't wait for it to come out either! I love the cover too :)

    Here's my WOW: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

    Hope you have a lovely day!


  12. wow- you're right, this does sound great and so different from everything else out there at the moment. Plus that cover is amazing!

  13. A captivating cover, sounds good.


  14. hey!! i follow your blog! :) Great pick!

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and let me know what you think of mine! :)


  15. I do want to read this one, love that cover every time I see it!

    Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.

  16. I have seen this one before, it sounds really good and I LOVE the cover! Great pick

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    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  17. Great cover! It does sound really good, and different too. I'll keep this one in mind :)

    Thanks for stopping by In Libris Veritas.

  18. YES!! This was my WoW a couple of weeks ago!! The COVER!!!! *dies* and the book sounds so fluppin' fantastic! So many good books are coming out in 2012! i can't wait!! Great pick! WOOP!

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This book looks pretty interesting. I've never heard or seen it before. I might have to check it out when it comes out. Happy Reading!

    Livin' Life Through Books

  20. Wow this sounds captivating. Loving the cover too.
    thanks for stopping by my blog.

  21. Oh my! That is one gorgeous cover! Sounds interesting too :) Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  22. This one sounds exciting! Love the cover as well. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  23. I hadn't heard of this book, but now I've added it to my to-read list! Great choice!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

  24. Ooh, seems like a very interesting series. I'll add this to my to-read list! Also, thanks for following my blog!^_^

  25. AWESOME BOOK! i think it will be added to my TBR list right.....now!

  26. Cool, a translation. I've really enjoyed most of the European translations I've read. I always wonder what I'm missing out on in other cultures. This one does sound great.

    Megan @Read It, See It

  27. That cover is so creepy, but it sounds really good! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WoW!


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