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Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph…

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 just barely keeping up with tuition. It’s obvious that Dante thinks he’s way too good for...more
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Published February 10th 2012 by Gray Life, LLC
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Jasprit
Modern retellings tend to be the latest trend around these days. I’m always a little anxious about whether it will ruin my love for the original book. Pride and Prejudice is an all time favourite classic of mine. So when I saw Cecelia Gray was proposing an entire Jane Austen academy series re-telling my interest was piqued, I was a little worried too, what if I didn’t love it? What if it tarnished the feelings I associated with Jane Austen classic? I decided to risk it.

Lizzie has been attending...more
Nicola
I love anything Jane Austen related, especially when it also happens to be Young Adult! So of course, I was really excited about Fall For You and very happy to come across it. It wasn't the best Austen-related novel I've read but it was highly entertaining and I'm very glad I decided to give it a go! It's the perfect book for curling up with for a couple of hours and you won't want to put it down!

Fall For You follows Lizzie as she deals with a whole lot of changes. The school she's known and lo...more
Katy
2.5 stars - Not my favorite modernization of Pride and Prejudice but still not a bad book. It was cute and fun to read. However, I didn't like Lizzie as much as I loved Elizabeth Bennett. Elizabeth had made her fair share of prejudices and assumptions, but she was a charming character. In this book, Lizzie was kind of an annoying, sometimes mean, nosy "journalist." I say that in quotes because I hate it when authors write these stereotypical "investigative journalists" when that's not what it's...more
Kal-El (the BookGeekBeauty)
Wow finished in 45 min. New personal best:)


I'm a huge fan of retellings, especially ones of Jane Austen novels. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite story that gets retold and my favorite Jane Austen novel period. It's a great story and there are many ways it can be twisted to be made a modern story. Most of the Pride and Prejudice retellings that I've read have been amazing. This novel is no exception!However, it just didn't feel finished.It was really rushed. I know it's the first in a series, b...more
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Whether you’re a romantic or a Jane Austen fan, you can’t help falling for this book. And, stumbling into this series doesn’t hurt since it has a sweet landing with a familiar plot that acts as an old friend in new clothes.

Paying homage to Austen by using a school named after the renowned author, the characters are also being set up for stories similar to Austen’s classic couples. It’s almost as if these new characters of Cecilia Gray are livin...more
Emily (Book Jems)
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5/5 Stars!

I'd like to thank the lovely Cecilia Gray for giving me a copy of this novel to review!

This book? AMAZING. I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down! Yes, it was THAT good. I couldn't believe it at first, how much I loved this book.

I'm a huge fan of retellings, especially ones of Jane Austen novels. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite story that gets retold and my favorite Jane Austen novel period. It's a great story and there are many ways i...more
Hannah Harvey
This book is definitely more of a retelling than modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. If you're going into it expecting all the events of Pride and Prejudice to play out in a modern setting, then you're going to be disappointed.
The simple fact is, the characters are recognizable from Austens work, and there were some similarities between the events in Austens book, and in this one, but it's definitely been retold.
The most obvious differences are that characters who were in Pride and Prejudi...more
Sana
Fall For You is a quick read which offers just what it promises to the reader. The book opens in the middle of a crisis brewing. For Lizzie, that is. Everything she has known as home in Jasta (that would be her beloved Jane Austen Academy) is being wrenched away from her. But she might have a chance of saving Jasta from the indifference of the new owners and the cunningness of Headmistress Berg. And you can be sure she is going to take that chance.

Tired of her life in Chicago where her parents a...more
Kimberly
Apr 13, 2012 Kimberly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Jane Austen retellings,
2.5 STAR RATING
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Ahh another modern retelling of one of Jane Austen's work...just what the world needed...or not. Now this might surprise you but I don't really care for Austen's writing...for whatever reason I can't just get into her writing and it's not because of the language of the time its just that I don't care for her. Maybe one day I will.

But getting back to Fall For You, I was planning on reading this one next month...more
Cathy
Honestly, this book would have been much more enjoyable if it had been twice the length. It's just so short that it doesn't allow enough time for character development and for the characters to interact with each other in a satisfying way. Since it's patterned after Pride and Prejudice, and introduces a series patterned after other Austen tales, we have the requisite teen characters based on Austen characters, and they have a few interactions with each other that are just like the "original." Bu...more
Jakki
Raise your hand if you love Jane Austen and cannot get enough Darcy, Wentworth, and Knightley. Author, Cecilia Gray, recognizes this obsession and delivers readers an appetite-whetting medley in her first young adult novel, Fall for You. Here we see Austen’s beloved heroes and heroines thrown together in the same high school.

Welcome to the Jane Austen Academy, better known as JASTA by its devoted students, a name that is meant to remind students that just like Jane Austen, they do not have to a...more
Ellen
Lizzie is 16 years old and starting her junior year at the prestigious Jane Austin Academy, an all girls boarding school, that is until this year, when the new owners opened up the school to boys. Lizzie is not happy about this at all, but at least she thinks she is going to be able to room with her best friend Ellie.....not. She ends up rooming with her former arch nemesis Ann, while Ellie rooms with Emma, the blonder than she pays to be class gossip. As editor of the school's newspaper, Lizzie...more
Rachel Naddeo
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I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, so for me Fall For You was a must-read when the author mentioned that it was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice (my favorite Austen novel ever!). I know that probably many of you are afraid of reading a retelling of such a beloved novel but I can assure you that this one is worth it!

The Plot: Well, if you have read Pride and Prejudice, I'm sure you know how the story is going to unfold. However Fall For You takes place in present times...more
Ceri
Apr 12, 2013 Ceri rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teens, JAFF readers, Romance readers who prefer no sex scenes
This is the first in a series for young adults, set in a boarding school called the Jane Austen Academy (Jasta for short), which has just been taken over by new owners. The school year has just started and for the first time it's not just a girls' school. Lizzie is dead set against any changes to her beloved school, and she sets about finding out who the mysterious new owners. She is not having the best time on other fronts either; her closest friend Ellie is rooming with somebody else who Lizzi...more
Johanna
Fall For You: A Modern Retailing of Pride and Prejudice
(Jane Austen Academy, Book #1)
by Cecilia Gray

Rating: 3.5
Review on behalf of AToMR Book Blog Tours

Genre:Young Adult | Contemporary Romance

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...more
Belle
2.5 stars.

The Jane Austen Academy series is a modern adaptation of the works of Jane Austen. Each book retells a different Austen novel, with the characters recast as teenagers all attending the Jane Austen Academy. It's kinda odd to have all the heroines and heroes interacting with each other, and it also means that the secondary characters of each book have been stripped back, to the point where most of the girls are only children, and one character becomes the equivalent of George Wickham, He...more
Pooja (On books!)
3.5 stars

Review originally posted on my blog, On books!

One of the things I live for: Pride and Prejudice retellings! I think they are amazing, especially when they succeed in bringing back the swoony feelings I got while reading the original! I guess you can see why I wanted to read Fall For You!

Fall For You was as adorable and cutesy as the cover and blurb seems to indicate. I loved that it was set in a boarding school called Jane Austen Academy and was totally with Lizzie when she goes on a qu...more
Isabelle
I received a copy of this book from the author.

This was a cute, fluffy story set in a boarding school named for Jane Austen that borrowed some elements from Pride and Prejudice. Lizzie fights to protect the school's name after the new owners plan to change it, while dealing with the arrogant new boy Dante. I enjoyed the relationship between Lizzie and her friends more than the developing relationships between the girls and the new boys, and this was an enjoyable, quick read.
Sumeet
Jane Austen is my favorite author of all times. I love anything Jane Austen related, especially the modern re-telling of her novels. Even though a lot of people despise these modern day versions of classics, I kind of enjoy these. Instead of degrading the originals, I find that they make me appreciate and love them even more, and realize their true literary worth. For me these new versions of classics are a fun and relaxing way to re-visit some of the most well-loved stories, and to see how the...more
Lakin
Fall For YouGoodreads Summary
Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph…

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 just 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 pressing her buttons.

But things are ch...more
Elizabeth
I am a sucker for boarding school books, the classics and re-tellings. So you can probably imagine my joy at discovering an entire series with these three elements!

I had actually originally requested on of the books on Netgalley and got approved. In the lovely email from the publisher they informed me that it was a series and where I could find the others (Thanks for that!)
I really enjoyed this book. One of the things I love about re-tellings is trying to guess which character corresponds to the...more
Melanie Gin
So I can't decide between a 2.5 or. 3 star rating

This was not a retelling at all. It was more of an inspired by Pride and Prejudice.
The fact that it wasn't the same plot line was entertaining, because there were twists that I didn't expect. It's also interesting that this series inter crosses Jane Austen's books together.
The situations were realistic which was also another good part of the book

However since it was a short the chemistry between Dante and Lizzie was poor. But Dante was sweeter th...more
Chiquita
This book was free on Amazon, and since it has quite a few sequels,I decided to give it a go.

Let me just say, there's a reason it was free and was also the lowest rated book in my TBR pile. I understand this is the retelling of Pride & Prejudice, and I also understand that it's YA. I have no problem with YA. I actually really enjoy it. However, these people were juniors in high school, and they talked and acted like middle schoolers. I had to double check that it was YA and not Middle Grade....more
Paige
Remember a while back, it wasn’t too awful long ago, I read the 3rd installment in this series(When I’m With You) which is based on Northanger Abbey. Since I loved it so much, I immediately ran and grabbed this one from Amazon Kindle. It’s based off of Pride and Prejudice, and I must say it was, for lack of better terminology, a slam dunk!
Okay, we all know the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. It’s been done and redone more times than can be counted. So, I kinda sorta wasn’t expected som...more
Bubble Bathbooks
Sissy says: Fall For You has all the requisite emotions of YA high schoolishness and is well-written enough to make it a pleasant Friday afternoon reading distraction. I didn’t like it as a Pride and Prejudice retelling, because I thought the parallels were too vaguely drawn. I give it 3.5 bubbles.
Bubby says: I agree that it was quite difficult to find traces of Pride and Prejudice in this story, so I’ve decided to ignore that bit and just review it as a regular young adult story. The best part...more
EmVic
I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am definitely an Austen fan, and as there seem to be increasing numbers of new interpretations around (see: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries for my favourite of them), I was interested to see how Gray would handle translating the stories to a younger audience.

Fall For You is a short, quick retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set primarily at a boarding school which almost all the relevant characters attend.

I enjoyed the story, it wa...more
Rebecca Amey
Not great but not terrible

Not great but not terrible

it is cute and something I'll let my daughter read as she gets older. I'm not the target audience but it was cute and I probably would have enjoyed it more if I was still a teenager. The very beginning is the best part and I do like how all the characters are intertwined from different books, I thought that was a neat idea. It could have been written better, I don't think I'll pay for the others because it seems like such an obvious fan fiction...more
Abbey
I didn't find it spectacular, but it was a nice, easy and enjoyable read. The characters were ones that were easy to identify because if you haven't known people like them, you've at least read about people like them before. I felt that, even though a lot of time passed between some paragraphs, it was still very relaxed. The idea is something that I've been looking for recently - retellings, because it's interesting to see how time changes some aspects of interaction but not the emotions of peop...more
Jessi
I hadn't heard of this series before, but as a Jane Austen fan, I knew I had to give it a shot. This is very obviously the first book in a series. The story focuses on Lizzie (Elizabeth Bennett, from Pride & Prejudice, her best friend Ellie (Eleanor Dashwood, from Sense & Sensibility, her new roommate, Anne (Anne Elliot, from Persuasion), and her "nemesis," Emma (Emma Woodhouse, from Emma). The girls all attend a fictional boarding school in California, and the major conflict in this boo...more
Inês Gueifão
I won this ebook in a giveaway and the plot sounded really interesting so I started reading it right away. Now, I realise I should have spent my time reading something better. God, I really disliked this book.
First, the title has NOTHING to do with the story. In fact, the romance in the story is ridiculous and doesn't even make sense. The book is too short so everything sounds rushed -- Lizzie's sudden romance with Dante and how she and Anne went from enemies to bffs instantly.
Everything is pr...more
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Cecilia Gray lives in the San Francisco Bay Area 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.

She’s rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you’ll oblige.


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Author's note: I'm here on Goodreads as a reader first,...more
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