{Review+G!veaway} So Into You by Cecilia Gray

September 25, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 8

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Pages: 125 
Publication Date: July 15th 2012 by The Alpha Division, LLC 
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: The Jane Austen Academy Series #2
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, sensational seconds challenge, Just Contemporary challenge,
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Summary(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?

You can check out my review of the first book in the Jane Austen Academy Series, (based on Pride and Prejudice) Fall For You HERE
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Fall for You. But I am going to let you in on a little secret- I didn’t used to be the biggest fan about series that each book focused on a different character. I loved Lizzie and Dante from book 1 and I wanted to see more of them. I knew book 2 was going to be about Ellie, so I thought I would give it a shot because she seems so sweet. So Into You completely changed my opinion of series that do this! I loved So Into You! Ellie is cute, super sweet and a people pleaser to the core. She reminded me of myself in high school- pretty much the same as my high school self actually.

So Into You is totally Ellie’s story, which means that there was not as much focus on romance as there was in the first book. This is more about Ellie coming into herself as her own person. The whole gang is there along with a few new characters, and the book is so readable. I love Cecilia Gray’s writing. Lizzie and Dante do make a few appearances and I felt like Lizzie was an overall better friend in this book. There was less mean girl stuff going on, and that made me super happy. everyone is finally getting alone, for the most part, and they seem like a great group of friends. I would have liked to see a little bit more of Tran in this book though. I am such a sucker for a little drama and jealousy in my tv shows and books, but there were only tiny glimpses of it. I thought they could have been played out a little bit more, but that is really only a little detail and it is the only critical thing I could come up with for this book- other than the inherent lack of Dante since it wasn’t his story. (haha I am never going to get enough Dante)

If you like Jane Austen books, you HAVE to check out the Jane Austen Academy books. They are cute, fun and really fantastic reads. I love that the plot line of the school and the changes that are going on with the management of it was an overarching storyline between both of the books. I hope that continues. I can’t wait to see what is up with the third book. I am now super excited to get to know all of the characters a little better. I thought for sure it was going to be Emma’s story next, (maybe with a certain senior boy. Wink. Wink) but it is going to be a relatively new character. I can’t wait to see what I think of her. I am loving this series. 

4/5 gavels

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Cecilia is so awesome and she is offering up a great prize for the tour. Here is what you can win!
OPEN INTERNATIONALLY: Fall For You and So Into You eBook (or choice from Cecilia’s collection)
Good Luck!!

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8 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} So Into You by Cecilia Gray”

  1. Christine

    I absolutely adore Jane Austen, and after reading the marvelous For Darkness Shows the Stars, I’m very much open to reading other re-tellings of her classic tales! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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