Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blog Tour ~ FALL FOR YOU (The Jane Austen Academy Series #1) by Cecilia Gray

Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the FALL FOR YOU Blog Tour. The tour is hosting by the awesome ladies at AToMR Book Tours. You can find the tour home page here and all the stops on the tour here.

Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series, #1: A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice)
Jane Austen meets Pretty Little Liars in this fresh, new young-adult series!

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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...

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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... ~From GoodReads

My thoughts after reading FALL FOR YOU: What a cute story! I'm a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice, so the fact this story was loosely based on P&P is a major thumbs-up from me.

The characters are really sweet and fun, what we get to know of them, at least. The character I came away from this most connected with was Lizzie. She's a girl who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to accomplish that. And yes, she's bossy and pushy, so that can be a bit off-putting, but it didn't seem to get to me. I did like Anna much more than expected. I love how perceptions of people versus the reality seems to come up in this book. Those who Lizzie judges so harshly are what they seem at first glance.

The story was fairly short, I read it in under two hours. FALL FOR YOU wasn't particularly in-depth, the story maintains a light vibe throughout. I did enjoy it, but might have loved it if the story dug deeper. I wanted to know more about the characters.  Perhaps that will happen in the next book of the series.

I really think FALL FOR YOU would be perfect for the younger YA readers out there. The fun, lighthearted, and cute vibe throughout makes for a quick, enjoyable read. It was a fun way to pass a few hours and I'll definitely check out the next book.

Favorite Quote:

"He took another step, only a foot away from her, then another so they were nose to nose. He smelled good - like summer. Her heart was skittering in her chest, she swore it raced through her body. She automatically wet her lips, not sure what to expect, not sure what he wanted." (ebook, 64%)

Watch the book trailer!

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You can purchase FALL FOR YOU at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Apple  |  Google

Connect with author Cecilia Gray at:
website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  GoodReads

Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I am a big fan of cute books so I am going to have to read this for sure!

    Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway!

  2. Omg i am dying to read this!!

  3. Very cute story. Glad you connected with Lizzie.


  4. I'm not really a big Jane Austen fan, though Mr. Darcy does give me the vapors. The book sounds cute!

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I think it has a majorly epic book trailer. One of the best ones I've ever seen!! I especially love the last scene with the tree :D

  6. I love modernized tales of classics. This sounds like a good one! How cool that the author is doing a whole series. Wonder which classic she'll pick next?

  7. This book sounds really cute. I have it and plan to get to it soon since it is a nice quick read. Great review!!

  8. This is such a cute series. I love your review and love that trailer. thanks for sharing.

  9. I do wish Fall For You was longer but I don't truly mind that it wasn't. This was such a cute read that makes you happy when you start reading and keeps you happy when you finish reading. I wish the whole series was out but I eagerly await the days of each release.

  10. Hi thanks for the giveaway. I have not read any of these books yet but i have some of them on my reading list. Thanks Joannie

  11. This was a cute book. Perfect for a younger YA reader. Nice review!


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