Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer

Aloha :)
Years ago, literary years ago, I read something about the new book Arcadia Awakens by the German author Kai Meyer.

Kai Meyer is a famous German author and I practically grew up hearing my friends talk about his stories. But the summary for this one didn't get me hooked. So I filed the book under "Could read" instead of "Want to read". Than the lovely girls over at EpicReads made an ArcParty and talked about the sequel Arcadia Burns and how they could not wait for it.

To New Yorker 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 tragedy strikes, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where her sister and aunt have built their lives and where centuries of family secrets await her. Once there, Rosa wastes no time falling head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both intrigue 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.

Ancient myths brought to life in the Sicilian countryside, dangerous beasts roaming the hills, and a long history of familial bloodlust prove to Rosa that she can’t trust anyone—not even her own family. Torn between loyalty to her aunt and love for her family’s 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.

There was a sneak peek of Arcadia Awakens on my Ereader so I thought "Why not?"
This was definitely a wink from the universe! It was faith! I loved the first pages! I cannot get enough of this book and I will definitely read the rest of it. I am really glad that I started reading it.

Kai Meyer has a great writing style. I love the sound of the words, they are melodic and evoke beautiful pictures.
From what I read so far the protagonists seem interesting and the scenes left me wanting more. This book goes onto my TBR right now.
So again a huge "Thank you!" to the team of EpicReads for making me curious about the book!

Have you read it? What did you think of this book?
And let's make a little cover contest! Which cover do you like more, the original German one (right corner) or the English one (left corner)?
Tell me about it in the comments!
I personally love the cover for the last book in the series, but I would be mean talking about it since it is out in German but not in English yet :) Finaly a series were we are earlier than the rest of the world :D
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