September 24th, 2012Blog Tour//Review//Giveaway: So Into You – Cecilia Gray
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Book description: 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?
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my participation in the book blog tour for review purposes.
I have never read anything by Jane Austen, which one day I will finally get around to doing, but that’s okay as I absolutely adore the girls of Jane Austen Academy in Ms. Gray’s modern retelling.
I have a horrid cold that my teen boys passed along to me. I cried my way through this book from almost beginning to end. Do you know how miserable that made me?! My heart just broke for poor Ellie as she tried to adhere to the rule that the universe will not give what you so ardently seek, while fighting to be able to stay with her friends at the only school she wanted to attend.
What I love most about the Jasta books is that each girl really learns a lesson that helps her to grow. Ellie had always gone with the flow, doing her best to not upset the balance in her life, even though her parents were very often scatterbrained. I did dislike how they kept their big surprise a huge secret knowing that Ellie wouldn’t be able to stay long at Jasta, but I guess even then the Universe had it’s own plans for her.
I loved getting to know Emma through Ellie’s eyes along with Anne and some new boys who weren’t mentioned in the first book. I felt really sorry for Lucy until nearly the end when she did what I felt was the right thing for her.
There’s a lightheartedness about these books that grabs your heart and doesn’t let go as you follow each girl on her journey of personal growth. If there was one huge con to reading them, it’d be that I have to be so patient to wait until the next one comes out! Patience is NOT my forte by any means.
If you haven’t read them yet, I suggest you find a copy of Fall For You and then read So Into You. Before you know it, Lizzie and Ellie along with their friends will have you just as impatiently waiting to see what happens next as I am.
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