**'So Into You' is book 2 in the 'Jane Austen Academy' series. To see my review of book 1 - 'Fall for you' click here**
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?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
(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 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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