Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #24

Arcadia Awakens
by Kai Meyer
Release Date: February 14th, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Romeo and Juliet meets shape-shifters amid an exotic—and very dangerous—Sicilian setting in this first book in a new paranormal trilogy by bestselling German author Kai Meyer. -HarperCollins

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. - Goodreads

This book won me over when I read:
Romeo and Juliet meets shape-shifters amid an exotic—and very dangerous Sicilian setting...
Seriously?? This book sounds totally awesome! I can't wait to read it!

What are you WoWing for this week?? Leave a link so I can check it out!

***"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.***

31 comments:

  1. This sounds so cool and the cover is awesome, too. Definitely looking forward to it!

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  2. Great pick. Awakening sounds awesome =)
    Here's mine: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday15.html

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  3. I'm intrigued! Looks really good, plus I like the cover.
    Ange @ Moonlight Reader

    My WoW: http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

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  4. A great choice! I have added this one to my TBR list.

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

    Have a nice week.

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  5. I'm so excited for this one too. The cover is ridiculously stunning and the summary is just wow! Can't believe we have to wait until '12 for it...

    My WoW can be found here: http://www.bittenbooks.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

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  6. Oh loving the premise of this one. I love shape shifter and the starcrossed lovers add a great element. Great pick!

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  7. Wow, this sounds incredible! I didn't even know this book and it's actually from Germany. Definitely need to get the German copy of that soon. :D

    Thanks for sharing! :)
    Carina

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  8. I love this cover! It looks so exotic. I have this in my wishlist for..a few months now, I think? Great pick!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick.

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  9. I love Kai Meyer, I read eight of his books :) And I've been eyeing the German Arkadien books for some time now, 2nd one is out here, too^^ I should perhaps pick them up :P

    Here is my WoW: http://tinyurl.com/3vmsacf
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  10. I agree that this one sounds completely fantastic! I have never heard of it, but I will definitely be adding it to my list now!

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  11. Sounds very interesting but the cover kind of creeps me out. Not a snake fan and the fact that it's wrapped aronund her neck makes me think it's choking her or something. Still, sounds great though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  12. Ooooh! I want!! This one sounds awesome! :D Great pick!

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  13. I love the cover of this book. It's so different and so eye-catching. :)

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  14. Wow! This one sounds incredible. I love the fact that it's set in Sicily and it's similar to R&J. Thanks for sharing this one; I am adding it to my TBR list immediately.

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  15. What a neat idea for a book! Great pick!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:
    http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  16. I automatically assumed this was *yet another* paranormal romance but after reading the summary this actually appeals to me so much! Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/reJyIK

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  17. This sounds amazing!! THe cover is definitely cool, if not a little creepy!

    Great Pick!

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  18. OMG, look at the cover! I'd automatically be picking it up! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! You can find my WoW pick at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books
    New follower!
    Courtney

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  19. Goodness that does sound very exotic. I would be freaking out if a snake was wrapped around my neck though.

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  20. This sounds intense, good choice.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

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  21. This sounds AWESOME. I hadn't really looked at it when I saw it in the Harper catalog, but now OMG! Thanks!

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  22. You're right: it DOES sound exotic! I hadn't heard about this one yet. Nice choice!

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  23. This sounds really good!

    http://www.booksandbarks.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-caitlin-kittredge.html

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  24. What an interesting cover! Sounds good - thanks for sharing

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  25. I haven't heard of this one before now, but it certainly sounds interesting and is going on my list. Thanks for mentioning it!

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  26. I really want to get my hands on this book. It looks awesome....
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  27. I'm looking forward to this one too! Plus, I love the cover! Creepy... Great pick! :)

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  28. Loving the cover of this one (don't know why -- snakes are so not my thing). Great pick!
    Mary @ Book Swarm

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  29. Sounds very awesome. It's going on my wishlist.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-28.html

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  30. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds AWESOME! It has it all -- mafia and weretigers and romance! Great pick!

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