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Arcadia Burns (Arkadien #2)

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Following the brutal deaths of her sister and aunt, Rosa Alcantara has become what she never thought possible: the very rich and very powerful head of the Alcantara clan. Saddled with this immense responsibility, Rosa must now conduct all business matters--legitimate and not--while negotiating among the greedy, bloodthirsty members of her own family. Not to mention convinc ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Balzer + Bray (first published September 27th 2010)
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Stuti T
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ten Reasons Why You Should Read Arcadia Burns (And the Rest of the Series
**Warning: I may be slightly hysterical and/or incoherent. Possibly because I read the first two of this series in a row and am now thirsting for the third...like Edward Cullen for Bella Swan. *cackles*
1. The Protagonist: Rosa Alcantara. It's no secret that I love Rosa and I could honestly wax poetic about her. She's not as annoying as other YA heroines, and neither is she deeply good and special and wow Rosa you angel! No.
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bookspumpkin
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ja, nun habe ich auch den zweiten Band der Arkadien Trilogie von Kai Meyer gelesen und dieser Band hat mich genauso begeistern können wie der erste.
Ich mochte die Charaktere immer noch so gerne wie im ersten Band. Vor allem Alessandro ist mir richtig ans Herz gewachsen. Aber auch Rosa ist eine starke Protagonistin, die wirklich weiß was sie will.
Es gab viele spannenden Stellen in diesem Buch und Wendungen mit denen ich nicht gerechnet habe und ich finde, dass ist endlich mal ein zweiter Band,
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Jess
Aug 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, Im already a huge fan of this author and he managed to write yet another great book.

I dont know what get me so hooked on this trilogy. Its probably the great mix of urban fantasy, the mafia, a romantic lovestory, the fights to death, thrilling races and a complex storyline with lot of twists and great emotions.

The Arkadien trilogy is something really unique and I cant wait to see where Kai Meyer leads us to in the 3rd installment.

Im also in LOVE with the characters!

Cant wait for the 3rd bo
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Anica
Dec 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Took me a while to get into the second book of Kai Meyer's "Arkadien" but it was worth the wait. Honestly, this book is so much better then the first one. And that one I already liked. What I liked here is that there is so much more adventure, suspense and I feel like the relationship between Rosa and Alessandro is more real. Way better then in book 1 where I had problems to understand exactly how they fell in love with each other.
Plus, there are so many new questions thrown in the air and I wan
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Kerstin
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult, 2017
Nachdem mich "Arkadien erwacht" trotz der Bewertung von 4 Sternen nicht hundertprozentig überzeugen konnte, war ich in Bezug auf den zweiten Band etwas skeptisch und nicht unbedingt motiviert, die Reihe fortzusetzen. Nun habe ich "Arkadien brennt" aber gelesen - und es konnte mich von Anfang an fesseln und begeistern.

Die Geschichte ist spannend, durchgehend interessant und wendungsreich. Der Autor webt mehrere Handlungsstränge geschickt ineinander und liefert dabei einige Enthüllungen, die überr
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Kelly (Belle of the Literati)
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: italy, paranormal
Original posted at Belle of the Literati

"They make us forget that Arcadia
isn't only about barbarism and bloodshed.
There's also something else.
Something...beautiful."
--Kai Meyer, Arcadia Burns


*Sigh* I have mixed feelings about finishing reading this book. Half of me and my Sicilian soul is sated for the time being and the other half is screaming in Sicilian rage that I have to wait probably another year until the final installment. Curse you year long waits in between books!! Grrr...anyways. T
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Miss Bookiverse
Ich mag Kai Meyers Ideen wirklich gern. Ich bin jedes Mal wieder fasziniert, was für eine komplexe Welt er sich ausdenken kann. Ich würde meine Zeit in Arkadien auch keinesfalls als verschwendet bezeichnen, aber wie schon nach dem ersten Teil - Arkadien erwacht- bin ich am Ende nicht sonderlich begeistert.
Ich glaube das liegt zu großen Teilen an Rosa. Ich finde ihre Figur unheimlich schwierig. Sie ist oft so abgeklärt und sarakastisch, dass ich sie in emotionalen Momenten nicht richtig ernst neh
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Bücherfresser
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
"Arkadien brennt, erwachsener und härter als Teil 1"


Inhalt:
Rosas Leben entwickelt sich mehr und mehr zu einem Problem. Seit dem Tod ihrer Tante und Schwester muss sie den Alcantara Clan so gut wie alleine führen. Sie muss sich immer wieder behaupten und ihre Position verdeutlichen, damit sie nicht einfach übergangen wird von ihrem Clan. Während Rosa mit den Familiengeschäften kämpft, gerät ihre Beziehung zu Alessandro, dem Oberhaupt der verfeindeten Carnevare, immer mehr ins Blickfeld von Rosas
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Beate Werum
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Der zweite Teil konnte mich genauso begeistern wie der erste. Manchmal fängt eine Trilogie ja super an und lässt dann nach. Das kann ich von Arkadien nicht behaupten.
Miriam
Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a thrilling European Young Adult fantasy story.
I usually get disappointed in second books of a trilogy very easily, as almost ever seem to build a bridge between the beginning and the ending of the story, but never contains any interesting plot development in itself. Luckily and surprisingly, Arcadia Burns wasn't anything like that. The story beings more or less a few weeks after the ending of Arcadia Awakens and sets up a high speed for the ongoing telling of the story.

Important developments of the story are revealed and Rosa clearly has to
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
So many new twists!! I simply loved this story.

What I enjoyed more about this book is the complicated plot. When I say complicated I mean, you need to be paying attention cause of all the revelations that are spilled. Rosa is stronger than ever, asking questions, kicking butt, and taking names later. She has grown much since the last book, finally fulfilling her destiny. Each chapter Rosa learns more and more about her family history and what is really going on. The fact that it is more corrupt
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Jordan
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, 2013
Arcadia was a well-done sequel to Arcadia Awakens. Following all the events that have been set into motion from the first novel, we see Rosa and Alessandro try to navigate their way through being capi of their respective Mafia clans, as well as members of an age-old dynasty, not to mention the fact that they're teenagers and as star-crossed in love as you can get.

I was pleasantly surprised by the way the events of Rosa's past came into play. Not pleased in what they were (I felt so sorry for her
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Paradoxical
I think what I like most about these books is the fact that, while kind of sickly sweet, Rosa and Alessandro actually talk to one another. Even when other people and circumstances make it so that keeping secrets might be easier, Rosa just shoves all that away and forges her own path.

But, uh, that's not the point of the book (even if their relationship is a huge part of it and yes, it is still going on strong). To be honest, I find it a bit difficult to summarize all that has happened--there is
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Adrienne
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Antonia
3-3.5 Sterne
Vieles an diesem Buch hat mir gut gefallen aber es hat mich leider nicht so richtig gepackt
Nicole
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Wow that was crazy. I have been putting the rest of the series off because I really wasn't a huge fan of Arcadia Awakens. This book though! I got sucked in. I only took a break to eat dinner. There was just something that made this book read so much easier than the first one. I remember the first book literally putting me to sleep and I was really confused. That wasn't the case with this book. I still couldn't give it 5 stars because it isn't going to be a favorite book for me still. I was origi ...more
Georgi
May 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: magical-fantasy
Not as fast paced as the first novel and less mystery to keep the audience occupied. The underlying allusions to Romeo and Juliet and the Godfather make for an interesting take on the modern romance. The text includes the explanation behind some unanswered questions from the first book, and is worth reading to find these out as they enrich the fabric of the story and trilogy as a whole.

The supernatural element of the text adds depth to what is essentially just another love story.

I still want to
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Kathrin
Dec 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, kai-meyer
Damn, this was one amazing read. I flew through the pages and there were so many unexpected holy crap and what the fuck moments in such an awesome and good way that I now can't wait to get my hands on book #3. I hope it'll continue to be so awesome.
The characters are getting more and more interesting and sharp. I especially like the development of Rosa and I can't wait to see how it'll go on with her.
The story took some really interesting turns and there is definately a lot of tension and many
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Anna
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Omg ich fand das Ende so fantastisch, ich hing an diesem Buch einfach fest. Ein Geheimnis folgte dem nächsten und es wurde erstaunlicherweise nicht vorhersehbar. Arkardien brennt bekommt nur keine 5 Sterne, weil ich Arkardien fällt noch Luft nach oben lassen will!
Seitenglanz
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
„Arkadien brennt“ von Kai Meyer ist der zweite Band der Arkadien-Trilogie.

Kennt Ihr das, Euer derzeitiges Lesewerk, ist superspannend und Ihr brennt drauf diese Geschichte endlich weiter zu lesen und dann kommt Euch immer wieder was dazwischen? Ich bin abends so müde ins Bett gefallen, dass ich nicht mal mehr eine Seite in meinem Kopf aufnehmen konnte. Ich habe ein paar Sätze gelesen und fragte mich, was habe ich da eigentlich gelesen … und das habe ich so krass wirklich selten. Deshalb liegt nu
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Jana
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-books
3.5*

The romance was a bit cheesy/over the top for me and didn't go that well with the rest of the plot. Otherwise great.
Asia
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading again about Rosa and Alessandro and mafia and Arcadia stuff ;)
Ella
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I waited, what, four years to read this book?
But I am so glad that I did.

I remember reading Arcadia Awakens.
I was young, and I bought it in hardback at the bookstore, so it was probably 2012 when it was still new.
I read it, and thought it was decent, but didn't particularly love it. (I didn't even like snakes back then! Oh, how opinions have changed!)
I reread it a year or two later and felt the same.
However, I reread it some days ago and have come to the conclusion that I was not ready to r
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Erdbeere_mag_Lesen
Erste Gedanken:

Schon der erste Band hat mir gut gefallen, jedoch nicht so sehr, dass ich dem Erscheinungsdatum entgegen gefiebert hätte. Ich genieße ein Mittelbuch in einer Trilogie nun einmal mit Vorsicht. Allerdings war ich gespannt darauf zu erfahren, wie es mit Rosa, Alessandro und der geheimnisvollen Organisation TABULA weitergehen würde. So ging ich mit mehr oder weniger niedrigen Erwartungen an das Buch heran und war letzten Endes selbst überrascht…


Meine Meinung:

Kai Meyer versteht es, se
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Kepi
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spojení italské mafie, (pso|šelmo|hado)dlaků a ústředního teen páru... ok, už na začátku mi došlo, že holt asi nejsem cílovka. Jsem sice nadšenec do YA fantasy, ale mám rád, když jsou ti mladí opravdu adults :) a ne teen. Po pár stránkách se ale dění posunulo od cicmání ustředního dua k nějakému příběhu a nakonec to bylo v podstatě docela čtivé.

Trošku mě překvapilo, že to má vícero dílů a začal jsem navíc dvojkou :), ale dle hodnocení bych jedničku asi ani nezvládl. Nakonec mi příšlo, že neznalo
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Mortalbooklover
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-boyfriends
Alessandro 💞
Rebecca Gare-simmons
Great read

You literally can't put it down. It becomes an addiction. Only one more book to go, it goes too quickly.
Nicoletta
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5-4
Celine
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 Sterne :)
Charaktere sind weiterhin sehr undurchsichtig und..unnahbar, aber die Geschichte entwickelt sich sehr interessant :)
Caroline Barker
'Arcadia Burns' is the second book of Kai Meyer's Arcadia Trilogy. A Reader's Review Blog received this novel gratefully from Templar Publishing in return for an honest review. After not having read the first book of the trilogy, 'Arcadia Awakens', I was conscious that there may be some gaps in my knowledge of the story thus far and the characters. However, once I began to read I found that the introduction was really great. The reader is made aware from the very first chapter of Rosa and Alessa ...more
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"Aber du liebst ihn noch immer. Sogar heute noch."
"Und, hilft mir das weiter? Macht mich das stärker?" Sie schüttelte den Kopf. "Es tut nur weh, das ist alles. Es tut furchtbar weh, jeden Tag und jede Nacht. Es ist auch nicht wahr, dass die Zeit alle Wunden heilt. Sie macht es schlimmer. Die Zeit macht es immer nur noch schlimmer.”
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“Wahrscheinlich werde ich jede Nacht von dir träumen", sagte er. "Und wenn ich aufwache, weiß ich, dass der beste Teil des Tages schon vorbei ist."
"Das hast du irgendwo gelesen."
"Hab ich nicht.”
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