Wednesday, 26 September 2012

So Into You by Cecilia Gray - Blog Tour and Giveaway!



Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series, #1: A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice) **'So Into You' is book 2 in the 'Jane Austen Academy' series. To see my review of book 1 - 'Fall for you' click here**











So Into You (The Jane Austen Academy Series, #2: A Modern Retelling of Sense & Sensibility)Blurb (from Goodreads):
Modern retelling/based on Sense & Sensibility.

The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is guys. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And they're about to turn the Academy—and the lives of its students—totally upside down…

Meet sweet and sensible Ellie who hasn’t met a problem her mom’s yoga mantras can’t fix. But when her parents threaten to pull her from the Academy just as her flirtation with the cutest boy in school heats up, will Ellie be able to keep her cool?






So Into You by Cecilia Gray

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


So Into You (The Jane Austen Academy Series, #2: A Modern Retelling of Sense & Sensibility)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis as part of the ‘So Into You’ blog tour. Thanks to AToMR tours and Cecilia Gray.)
Ellie is Lizzie’s best friend at JASTA, and she has feelings for Edward, but boyfriend troubles are the least of her problems. After the headmistress informs her in front of the entire school that her tuition hasn’t been paid, Ellie finds out from her parents that they’re adopting a baby and opening a new yoga studio… in Guatemala!
Ellie hates the fact that she has to leave JASTA, but what can she do? She can’t force her parnets to pay her tuition can she? But when the headmistress offers her a possible solution, Ellie knows that she has to go for it, even if it means trying to beat everyone else in mathematics exams to win the fall achievement award which covers tuition until thanksgiving.
Can Ellie really do enough to stay at JASTA though? And will Lizzie’s plan to stop the proposed name change really work?

This was a fun, light read. Again, I’ve still not read anything by Jane Austin so I can’t say how close the story is to that of ‘Sense and Sensibility’, but I did enjoy it!
Ellie had some hard choices to make, but I loved how loyal her friends were, and how she thought of others before herself.
I thought that Ellie’s parents and Edward were both unfair to Ellie, but Ellie was strong enough to go on regardless.
I also liked how the storyline from book 1 – ‘Fall for you’ continued on into this book.
Overall; a fun, light, teen read ☺
7 out of 10.

 The Author - Cecilia Gray

 
Cecilia Gray lives in Oakland where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographies in the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it because she is important. Alas, this is not the case.
Cecilia has been praised for "instilling a warmth and weight into her characters" (Romancing The Book Reviews) and her books have been praised for being "well-written, original, realistic and witty" (Quills & Zebras Reviews).
Several of her titles—including A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Next Door #1) and An Illicit Engagement (The Gentlemen Next Door #2)—have spent, in her view, a shocking amount of time on bestseller lists for romance, historical romance and regency romance in the US, UK, Italy and Spain.
Her latest release, Fall For You, the first in a series of young-adult contemporary Jane Austen retellings, received a starred Kirkus review and was praised for being a "unique twist on a classic" and offering "a compelling mix of action, drama and love."
She's rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you'll oblige. 





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Twitter: @ceciliabooks
 


     


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5 comments:

  1. Sometimes I really like these Jane Austen retellings (you really should read some Austen some time - it's 'classic' but good), I'll have to look at the first book in this series. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  2. This book seems really awesome.<3

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  3. These look like sweet books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. EEEEEE! I want to read this one bad. It looks amazing. I love everthing Austen, so this us up my ally.

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  5. You have great giveaways al the time. When I saw Bloodlines I had to register for my chance to win. I had to use my moms twitter and facebook. I'm hoping my next birthday I can have my own.

    I started reading Howl mom said you sent it for my birthday. Thank you so much. I love to read. I get lost in the books and dream about them. Its better than math class.

    I don't have any accounts but its Macy that is why its under anonamous.

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