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July 16, 2012

Blog Tour: Fall For You by Cecilia Gray

Hello lovely readers! On the blog today is the blog tour stop of Fall For You by Cecilia Gray. A Jane austen inspired novel, specifically of Pride and Prejduce. My favorite Jane Austen novel! 
About the author
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).

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Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series #1: A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice) 

Title: Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series #1)
Author: Cecilia Gray
Publisher: The alpha Division 
Publication Date: February 10th, 2012
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Challenges: Contemporary
Source: Blog tour
Format: Digital ARC
Pages: 128
The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. Please. They need to stay focused on something that lasts much longer: an acceptance letter from an Ivy.

But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And it's about to turn the Academy--and the lives of its students--totally upside down...

To say Lizzie and Dante are polar opposites is the understatement of the century. He's a snooty Exeter transfer with more money than Google. She's a driven study-a-holic barely keeping up with tuition. It's obvious that Dante thinks he's way too good for Lizzie. And Lizzie knows Dante is a snob with a gift for pushing her buttons.

But things are changing fast this year at the Academy. And when Lizzie's quest to stop those changes blows up in her face, taking her oldest friendship with it, she has nowhere else to turn but to Dante, with his killer blue eyes, his crazy-sexy smile, and his secrets... Secrets Lizzie can't seem to leave alone, no matter how hard she tries...
Fall For You was a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that had its own unique plot. It didn't just follow the plot of Pride and Prejudice, but Cecilia Gray added her own spices to make it her own. I have read way too many Pride and Prejudice retellings, and half of them I have dropped, so I am quite picky in regards to P&P retellings. However for the most part I enjoyed Fall For You. 
Fall For You felt more like a middle grade title than a young adult one. First of, the story is less than 150 pages, so barely anything happens, and nothing is truly resolved in the end. Don't get me wrong, its impossible to resolve everything in only 150 pages, which is why there is a sequel, but I just felt it was a bit too simplistic to my liking; I don't really read MG titles. However, I enjoyed how  the protagonist went after what she wanted, even if in the beginning she had to step on a few people, including her and her best friend's friendship, however at the end of the book, she redeems herself, and character growth is what I look at most in these contemporaries. Fall For You is a great introduction to the Jane Austen Academy series and I hope that the next books in the series contain more complications and have more things at stake.
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5 comments:

  1. Nice Stop! I'm hosting later this week! Awesome!

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  2. Looks like an interesting series; thanks for a great review :) I'll def look into this! I just found your blog and will def be following it from now on! I recently added some summer reading lists to my new blog if you want to take a look: http://heartisinthewriteplace.blogspot.com/
    Thanks again!

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  3. This sounds really neat. I have a hard time getting into the classics so I rather read the retellings and inspired by book so this one really intrigues me! Great review!!

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  4. I'm always eager to read a classic re-telling. It's interesting seeing how they manage to work them together.

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  5. Sound like a REALLY good book :)

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