Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (10th August)

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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Title: Arcadia Awakens 
Series: Arkadien
 Author: Kai Meyer
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Release Date: 14th February 2012

Synopsis. (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. NO.WAY. How fabulously original! I can't get over the creepy cover and the wicked plot. I'm stunned. lol I totally want this book! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Oooh the mafia AND shape shifters? Definitely sounds like a great book!

  3. Good choice! I remember seeing this one a long long time ago. Hope you enjoy! :) Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love the cover and the premise sounds awesome. First time I've heard of this one. Good choice! Love your "man candy" by the

  5. I've never heard of this book but it looks really interesting, thanks for sharing!

    This is My WoW. Please, feel free to pass by and have a look.



  6. What a neat looking cover! Sounds interesting :)

  7. Woo...holy creepy cover!!! I thought the cover to my WoW was scary! Great pick...sounds really interesting! :)

    Happy Wednesday!


  8. Oh I fell for this the moment I saw the cover. So awesome! I love the sound of this... beasts, mafia and Siciliy, I'm hooked. Also, it's a nice change in scenary since usually a lot of YA novels are set in the US.

  9. This cover is gorgeous! I had never read the synopsis before, but it does sounds extremely intriguing.
    Here is my WOW:
    Happy Reading :D

  10. I've been hearing lots of good things about this book! I hope its great!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Interesting book. =] New Follower too. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. =]

  12. Wow, this sounds suspenseful and deep. Love it!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I'm waiting with you for this one, Sharon :)

  14. I'm waiting for this one, too---sounds really creepy and unique!

  15. Awakens is already on my TBR list. Thank you for sharing, Sharon!

    Thank you very much for stopping by my W.O.W post earlier today.
    Hope you have an excellent weekend,

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  16. Great pick. Really looking forward to reading this one.

  17. I LOVE this cover, it's so eerie, and pretty! I've had this on my wishlist for a while now, I can't wait for it to be released.

    Books of Amber

  18. Sicily + the mafia + paranormal = I totally want to read this! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Is this a new series? I'm intrigued! Ridiculously awesome cover too!

    New follower.

  20. Hey, there! Thanks for stopping by. :) I've been seeing this one a lot over the past few weeks. Nice pick!

  21. Yes! I love books set in other countries. Plus, this one sounds fabulous. I'm adding it to my TBR. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!


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