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So Into You

(The Jane Austen Academy Series #2)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  351 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph.

Sweet and sensible Ellie hasn't met a problem her mom's yoga mantras can't fix. But when Ellie's 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?

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Published July 15th 2012 by Gray Life, LLC
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Sheila Majczan
Definitely a Young Adult appropriate story (one of a series) as it has all the angst of relationships with the opposite sex, with parents and most of all with the institute responsible for educating young people for the real world.

This story, vaguely based on Sense and Sensibility, has Ellie telling her view of her close friends and the boy she wants to declare himself or even just make a move. Issues about who the school now has been sold to, being unable to afford the tuition any longer, and
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second installment of the Jane Austen Academy series focused on Ellie as she experienced first love, heartbreak, finding herself and working with her friends to help save their school. The author tells a sweet, heartwarming story series that is foremost that of friendship, but creatively ties it in to Jane Austen's novels. In this case, the focus is loosely on Sense & Sensibility. The books really should be read in order to keep track of the plot threads going on even if each girl takes a t ...more
Emily Elizabeth

Nothing else needs to be said. July 15 will be glorious.

ETA: So, it's July 20th and I've got the book. I can forgive the hiccup because I'M THE SECOND PERSON IN THE UNIVERSE TO HAVE A COPY AND IT'S TECHNICALLY NOT RELEASED YET. (The first person to have a copy being Cecilia, but since she's the author, she doesn't count. BUT HOW COOL IS THIS?) Now excuse my while I go read.

ETA 2: The real review

As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

I've read a few Jane Austen retellings, but I have to say, Cecilia Gray
I enjoyed part 2 a little less than part 1, mostly because I felt sorry for Ellie almost all the time. She seemed rather left alone, what with her friends being so much occupied with their own problems. Also, Edward was a total wimp - and this is coming from someone who actually likes him as a JA character (which is an unpopular opinion, I know). Also, Ellie's parent hardly deserve more than a might eyeroll. Still, it was a decent read and I enjoyed discovering the author's interesting take on s ...more
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
Jun 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute little story. I did not read the first in the series which might have given you more information about Ellie and Edward. To me you just jump in and they are friends and she likes him. The first part seemed cute but then they just didn't talk until the end of the book. Some parts I found myself speed reading through. I could read other's in the series. Also some language.

One thing I didn't like is they talk about someone like (Anne from Persuasion) dating this guy for a long time. Or Edward
Oct 20, 2013 added it
Shelves: ya
While this book is based on Sense and Sensibility, it actually only adapts Elinor's plot - Marianne has disappeared all together. That made me a little sad, as her story is great, but I quite liked what was done with Elinor - or Ellie, here - and her dramas. Her tuition troubles were a good way to modernise the way the Dashwoods fall on hard times, and I really liked Ed. The tension between Ellie and Ed was well developed and a lot of fun. ...more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
Woooooooooooof. This was far the weakest book in the series.

1.) Ellie and Edward cannot find a personality to split between them.

2.) Um, hello but can we talk about HOW THIS IS NOT LUCY'S FAULT so the bitch committee can pack up their bags and direct some of that chill at real culprit, Edward. He does not deserve either one of them.

3.) Emma is a horrendous replacement for Marianne and I think it did a disservice to the character.
Though I will say I did really enjoy the meet cute with Tran and
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Ellie has always been the calm, go with the flow girl. Daughter to yoga fanatics, she's sensible and caring. But when fate decides to take her away from the academy just as things are starting to get interesting with her crush, she is determined to fight back. Scholarships and work study, whatever it takes to buy her just one more semester. But is there enough to keep her classes paid for or will she wind up in Guatemala with her fa
Amy H
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
i got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review...

I gave this book 3.5 stars because i wish their was more romance and drama like the first book. I knew this book would follow Ellie so i was excited to she her part of the story because she was my favorite in the first book. No worries! i will still need the next 2 or 3 books!

This book stars Ellie Dvorak, a sweet, fun girl, who loves her friends, her school and although they drive her insane, her parents. In the story, Ellie s
Monique Morris
I got a free copy of this book via Netgalley for an honest review.

3/5 stars!
What I loved: I loved all the friendships! Girl power! I think some novels focus too much on the romance and forfeit showing the reader how powerful friendships can be.

I really enjoyed Fall For You by Cecilia Gray, and I decided to keep up with the Jane Austen Academy Series, but I don't think this book was as great as it's predecessor.

In So Into You, Ellie finds out early on that she has to leave her beloved Jane
Jennifer (Schenni's Book Nook)
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Jane Austen always felt out of her element. Her stories are about characters bound by the situations they are in - until they're finally set free. You... me... haven't you always felt you didn't fit in anyplace else? Until you came here? Aren't you finally free?"

Ellie's in trouble. Big trouble. Her parents want to leave for Guatemala and they want to take her with them, but Ellie doesn't want to leave the Acedemy. She doesn't want to leave her friends and she especially doesn't want to leav
Amy Acosta
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-contemporary
Ellie lives her life following the mantras her mom has taught her, like ‘accept the path the universe has set for you,’ and ‘don’t desire something too much or the universe might take it from you.’ But when her parents want to take her out of the Jane Austen Academy to take her to live in Guatemala with their new adopted baby, Ellie can’t help but resist. She wants to stay with her friends, she wants to stay and see if something might happen with shy and fun Edward. But staying comes with a cos ...more
Tabby -  Shattered Hearts Reviews
See this review & others @Insightful Minds

Since I read the first book in this series, Fall For You, I knew I just had to read So Into You. I've been looking forward to Ellie's story! I've been intrigued with her since the first book, where we caught little glances into who she is, where she came from & parts of her past that were revealed.
How fun would it be to live you life based on a set of Yoga Mantras? Seriously! This is what Ellie does & so far, it has worked for her. However, this year, s
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I admit to having never read anything by Jane Austen, but I am loving Cecilia Gray's modern retelling through the Jane Austen Academy series. So Into You is based on Sense and Sensibility and entwines itself with book one and brings back the characters that we fell in love with in Fall For You along with some new faces for us to get to know..

So Into You is Ellie's story. She was one of my favourites from book one so I was really looking forward to learning more about her. She is sweet and kind,
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
My full review in all of its glory can be found on my blog!
Totally cute as ever. It's like a mini cupcake. Short sweet and totally fulfilled that craving for a quickie romance.

I had the pleasure of reading Cecilia’s first book and enjoyed it very much, but found I didn’t connect as much with Lizzy and her story line. However, in this book I saw a true growth and development in character development and writing. I actually found myself liking this book more than the first. I found Ellie a charact
Stacy Sabala
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Book Review- So into You by Cecilia Gray

Ellie Dvorak is a student at the Jane Austen Academy in Merrywood, California. This is the first year she has had to have a roommate and that boys were allowed to attend the school. She was supposed to room with her best friend Lizzie, but that didn’t happen. She ended up with Emma, which isn’t that bad. Emma is becoming a great friend. Unfortunately it feels as though Lizzie and Ellie are growing apart. Lizzie has Dante now.
Things turn even worse at the
Nov 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellie has always been her parents rock. When they're travelling the world in search of spiritual enlightenment, Ellie is the one to make sure the bills get paid and that everything runs smoothly. But there are things Ellie can't control. Her parents decide to move to another contient and open up a yoga studio and they want Ellie to come with them. With the Jane Austen Academy being the home Ellie always wanted, she's not sure she can leave just yet. Especially not when her flirtation with the go ...more
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So Into You is the second in the Jane Austen Academy Series by Cecilia Gray. Based on the Jane Austen classic “Sense & Sensibility”, it follows the story of Ellie Dvorak. Ellie is a free spirit, surfer girl from Santa Cruz, and a math genius. Jasta is the only place that Ellie feels she can truly be herself – completely herself. She has a wonderful group of girlfriends and a good group of guys that they hang out with too. Sweet, fun-loving Edward has caught her eye, but she’s very uncertain abou ...more
Beyond the Pages
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Okay, I am officially hooked on this series! I absolutely love it. It is sweet and innocent and yet it has its own level of passionate intensity. These young males and females certainly put a new twist on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

What I loved:

- Ellie was such a complex character. Even with that said, she was familiar and endearing. She had a quiet strength that blossomed throughout the story. I appreciated the fact that I could see her growth. The Ellie I met at the beginning of the
Farah Hanani
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review on blog: Tumbling In Books

So Into You picked up from where Fall for You left off. They only changed the POV. Lizzie had her chance as narrator and now it's Ellie's turn in So Into You ;)

And OMG, did I tell you the ending left me CRAVING for book 3?! And no. I'm not giving you any spoilers here. All I can tell is that, yes, it's not a cliffhanger but... but... GAH!

Ellie's parents didn't pay for Jasta and she only had one week to pack her stuff and fly off to Guatemala and join her pare
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
E-galley received for review through Netgalley.

So Into You is the second book set at Jane Austen Academy, and a retelling of Sense and Sensibility. The main character is Ellie Dvorak, with her roommate Emma filling Marianne's role. Ellie finds her happily ever after, but Emma doesn't - I expect she will get her own story told in the Emma retelling.

Ellie is a laid-back student at Jane Austen Academy. At the beginning of the school year, she's having fun and flirting with one of the new male stude
Stephanie Ward
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
'So Into You' is the second book in the young adult contemporary Jane Austen Academy series. The book follows Ellie Dvorak in her junior year at Jane Austen Academy, a private boarding school that feels like her home. Although things are being turned upside down this year - the school has been bought by anonymous owners, the student body is going co-ed for the first time in its history, and Ellie doesn't get to room with her best friend. Changes are coming to the Academy whether Ellie and her fr ...more
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours
So Into You in the second installment in The Jane Austen Academy Series and is just as delightful as Fall for You, the first book in the series. This is Ellie's story, and is a modern day based retelling of Sense and Sensibility. As we learned in book one, the Jane Austen Academy has been sold, is now coed, and they are threatening to change the name. When an issue arises regarding Ellie's parents, her tuition, and threatened move to another country, Ellie realizes she doesn't want to leave her ...more
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Brought back to JAA, yay! I'd totally be fine with living there. I think I may have enjoyed this story more than book one. I've always been curious about Ellie since the first book, so I loved getting a chance to know more. Edward was kind of back and forth for me. I think they had really cute chemistry, but I also wanted to shake my fist at him a lot.

What I noticed that I love most about these books is that all of Gray's characters are flawed in one way or another. I think it definitely helps t
Sarah Elizabeth
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis as part of the ‘So Into You’ blog tour. Thanks to AToMR tours and Cecilia Gray.)
Ellie is Lizzie’s best friend at JASTA, and she has feelings for Edward, but boyfriend troubles are the least of her problems. After the headmistress informs her in front of the entire school that her tuition hasn’t been paid, Ellie finds out from her parents that they’re adopting a baby and opening a new yoga studio… in Guatemala!
Nikki Harriet
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy via Netgalley

So Into You is the second book in The Jane Austen Academy series and wow.. this series is getting better and better. This books focuses on Lizzie's sweet, smart, good-girl best friend, Ellie Dvorak. What I love about this series is that there's always a lesson to learn. Each of our protagonist undergoes challenges and fights their way through it.

I can say I like Ellie better than Lizzie. Ellie has a lot of heart and reading her story broke my own. Her character is
Julia Nashif
First of all, can I just give a huge THANK YOU to Cecilia Gray for giving me this copy for free through NetGalley in exchange for a review. I'm so dang grateful that I'm now a sort-of ARC reviewer (So Into You came out last year, so it's not exactly an Advanced Reader Copy).

On to the review now, shall we?

Other people will probably find Ellie more relatable than I do. One thing I don't understand is how she says she rarely reveals her emotions, but she always does around Edward. How can she call
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