Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fall for You by Cecilia Gray Review and Giveaway

Fall for You

By Cecilia Gray
Goodreads Summary:
Jane Austen meets Pretty Little Liars in this fresh, new young-adult series!

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...

If you love Jane Austen, especially Pride and Prejudice, this a great light contemporary retelling of the story. Although it's brief and the romance is light as well as the drama, it's a perfect read for a couple of hours of enjoyment. I could see all of my favorite characters (especially because the names were kept the same) but the relationships were different. The setting was a private boarding school in California instead of Regency England but the troubles were still the same. Dante aka Darcy was the same in the beginning as he was in Pride and Prejudice but he warmed to Lizzie as she did to him.

I loved the characters and their interactions, especially the four girls, Lizzie and Ellie who  had been best friends and not exactly enemies but certainly not friendly with Anne and Emma. But the four came together with a common enemy. And four girls could not be more different. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. I do want to point out that this is a very light, fun read and short at 123 pages so if you were ever scared off by Pride and Prejudice, you might want to give this one a try.

This was a very clean read and a great quick contemporary YA read.
Thanks to Cecilia Gray and AToMR Tours for a copy of the novel for review. I received no compensation for my review.  Here are the other blogs participating in the tour.

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  1. I have a hard time keeping patience with Jane Austen but I have found some retellings that are good. And short and fast is always good these days!

    1. I totally agree with short and fast. Summer is so busy with the kids and the days, even though they stay light later, seem to go by so fast. So yeah, fast is good. Very entertaining. I didn't appreciate Jane Austen until college, had a gorgeous TA that taught Jane Austen. I aced that class because of him! Thanks blue eyes wherever you are!

  2. You had me at Jane Austen retelling. I've been enjoying those a lot and I'm curious about the YA angle of this one.

    1. Hmm, I did reply to this earlier. This is a very light retelling. Quick and fun.

  3. I just saw a review of this one someone else's blog (the name completely escapes me at the moment) and thought it sounded fantastic! I love P&P retellings and I'm in the mood for a fun contemporary:) And only 123 pages? Nice!

    1. Jenny-
      It was probably someone else on the tour, there are a lot of us reviewing this one. We're all Austen fans!


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