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Fall For You

(The Jane Austen Academy Series #1)

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  908 ratings  ·  174 reviews
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 ...more
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Published January 25th 2014 by Gray Life, LLC (first published February 10th 2012)
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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
Mar 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen
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
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded up to 4
This is the first book of the TJAA series - a modern P&P retelling which also (I think) introduces the characters we will meet in the next parts. It was a very pleasant, quick and easy read. I had fun learning about new high school incarnations of familiar characters. The first part was interesting enough for me to buy the next one - I guess I will go through all of them.
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Emily Elizabeth
As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

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
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Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amelia-reviews
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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
My Jane Austen fanfic bug bit me again … it's a problem I know. ^^
Fall for you is the first in a six book series called The Jane Austen Academy. The general idea, the six heroines of Jane Austen (the author leaves out Marianne Dashwood) all go the same school where their respective love stories unfold in one book each. Given the setting, be prepared for a lot of changes! The first book deals with arguably Austens most famous couple, Lizzy and Darcy (in this book Lizzie and Dante.
The Jane Austen
Apr 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
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
I was very eager to read this book and the rest of the series for that matter because it took Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice tale, dusted it off and brought it into the twenty-first century. It now takes the form of a YA Contemporary Romance that combines the new with the tried and true. I wasn't sure what to expect and was actually a bit nervous even while curiosity raged so I was delighted to discover that I liked it for the most part. It was fun to see how the story both followed the ...more
Mar 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Jane Austen retellings,
To see more of my reviews visit my blog Turning The Pages by CLICKING HERE

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
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While I found this novel to be only on the "it's okay" side , I'm liking this concept so much I'm really having a hard time deciding whether to continue on with the series or not.

I think as a 1st installment, Fall For you was a pretty decent introduction. But then maybe that's all it was. A good opening into the lives of Jane Austen's major protagonists. As far as faithful retellings go, however, I can't objectively say this book was a good rendering of Pride and Prejudice. It had the
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
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tours
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
Jul 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
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
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
Rachel Naddeo
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Mar 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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." But ...more
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.
Abigail W
I was actually so enjoying this book! It's such a fun, short read that you can finish in less than 2 hours. Aaaah I didn't really enjoy the ending though, it would have been better to extend it a little more but I guess that just means I have to read the others ;)
Doris Ware
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this first book of a series. I'm really interested in the other books in this series. I read it on my kindle.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always intrigued when I learn about a Jane Austen retelling, especially if it happens to be Pride and Prejudice since that's my favorite book by her, and sad to say, it's also the only one I've read up till now. I'm always even more excited when I find a young adult Pride and Prejudice retelling, and not only is Fall for You exactly this, but it's the first book in the Jane Austen Academy series, a six book series that each of which is a retelling from one of Jane Austen's beloved stories. I ...more
Cute story. Nice to read about teens who aren’t involved in sex, drugs, bullying, social hierarchy and suicidal tendencies. Strong young girls pursuing a great cause. Easy read.
Ewa ❀
This was a cute, quick story. I liked.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a nice read. I liked to see the different characters interact with each other in modern time. Definetly check it out if you're a Jane Austen fan!
May 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Emily M
May 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
We're in homeschool burnout mode around here, so I downloaded some bublegum reading this morning instead of lesson planning for next week. So...I have read dozens (hundreds?) of JA fanfic stories, and I'm not at all opposed to the use of her stories as inspiration. Set it in a girls' boarding school? sounds fun. With teenagers? Okay. Have the characters from all the novels interact together? I've read fanfic where it worked. But not always.

The last P&P retelling I read followed the beats of
Amy H
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review..

O.k. I know this book has mixed reviews, but all that aside i generally like this book. It is a normal young adult book meant for middle school or early high school age. so, like us adults who dabble in these young adult book might find it boring or not liked.

This book starts off with an all girl boarding school. Lizzie was a journalist for the paper and was known to do whatever it took to print the truth. She had a enemy like
Tabby -  Shattered Hearts Reviews
Okay, two things caught my eye and made me sign up for the blog tour with this book.

1. I LOVE me some Jane Austin
2. The phrase - A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice

Well YES please! Really, who can turn those two things down? So naturally, I jumped at this with HIGH expectations of this book. While the story was freaking adorable and I totally saw where the author was coming from with some things, other things just felt.. off to me, making the book fall just a little bot short for me. I
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“I just can't stop thinking about you. Don't get me wrong. It hasn't always been good thoughts. I mean, at first, you seemed like such a snob and then...everything changed. I was thinking maybe...we could...we could got out. Together. On a date. I mean...I want to go out with you. I'd like to go out with you.” 3 likes
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