{Review+G!veaway} Fall For You by Cecilia Gray

July 16, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 14

Pages: 128 pages
Publication Date: February 10th 2012 by The Alpha Division, LLC
Age Group: YA
Source: author for blog tour
Series: The Jane Austen Academy series #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

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…

I have never read Pride and Prejudice (shocking, I know! I need to fix this ASAP) but I do know the general concept of the book and I have seen the movie and all that. But that is still not a substitute for the real deal. Regardless, I really, really enjoyed Fall for You! It was just such a cute, fun read. 

When I first picked the book up to read it, I read a few chapters or so and I had to put the book down for a few days. When we are first introduced to Lizzie and Ellie we learn that they are best friends. Then they both started acting strange, and not saying how they feel. It was all very immature. It annoyed it. But once I picked the book back up again, I was drawn right into the story and didn’t stop reading until the book was done. The story progresses wonderfully and you can really see the character growth with Lizzie. She is stubborn and a little immature but through all the events in the story, she really matures and you get to know her so well. I loved that about Fall for You. I even think that the initial immaturity, because it helped show me how far the characters really came by the end of the book. I just loved how everything came together. 

What I loved the most about Fall for You was that each of the characters had their own backstories. And they all got developed! What a nice, refreshing change from some stories that only focus on the the main guy and girl. Lizzie and Dante are a super cute modern day Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. Dante is such a guarded guy that it’s kind of hard to get to know him. But he is super sweet and thoughtful and protective. I really hope in the next book that he starts sharing more about himself with LIzzie, instead of her just finding things out about him. 

I will say that I hope Lizzie is still a major player in the next book. I want to see what is going to happen with Anne and Ellie and the rest of them but Lizzie has a special place in my heart. I have the biggest connection with her, so I still want her to be the main focus of the series. 

Overall, Fall for You is a fun journalistic boarding school adventure. I love that this book is going to be part of a series, because I feel like I have started getting to know the characters really well and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen with them. Will Lizzie and Dante get together? Who will get into Georgetown? I’m so excited to read the second book. 

4/5 gavels

Find Cecilia: 

Author Bio

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 action of action, drama and love.”
She’s rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you’ll oblige.

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14 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Fall For You by Cecilia Gray”

  1. Giselle

    I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice either! *gasp* haha. So glad I’m not the only one IO_ I can’t do classics but I noticed I really enjoy the books that are inspired by so I have my eye on this one. I just read another positive review for this too – Plus, I looove boarding settings! My guilty pleasure! 🙂 Great review, chickie!

  2. Lori Thomas

    I`ve read Pride & Prejudice, great book. Would enjoy reading this. Thx 4 the chance!!!

  3. Aline Tobing

    Pride & Prejudice is probably one of my all time favorite book! The blurb of this book sounds great! I couldn’t wait to read it! Hopefully I’m one of the 10 winners! LOL

  4. Kelly

    I love retellings and I love Pride and Predjudice. My all time favorite. This book looks great. Look forward to reading it!

  5. Oh! Paper Pages

    Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book, so I think I will adore this retelling. I haven’t heard of it before reading your review, so thanks for recommending it! By the way, your header is lovely. As an Article 3 groupie, I appreciate your gavel ratings and header.

  6. Amy S.

    Oh, this book sounds really cute! I’d love to win a copy. I haven’t read P and P either. Bad I know, but classics are not my favorites. Maybe someday…

  7. kimbacaffeinate

    I am a huge Austen fan..so this has piqued my interest. I also had no idea it was part of a series. Well fleshed out characters has me excited since this is really important to me..adding to my wishlist. Awesome review Michelle!

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