Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Fall For You by Cecilia Gray & GIVEAWAY

Synopsis:  The last thing that the girls at the elite all-girls Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And it's about to turn the Academy--and the lives of its students--totally upside down...

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...

Review:  Fall For You is a fun, modern retelling of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice (one of my favorite books).  This contemporary version of Pride and Prejudice is fresh and fun, while maintaining the main themes of Pride and Prejudice - especially prejudging people before you get to know them.  Lizzie is our modern Elizabeth while Dante is our modern Mr. Darcy - and just like Elizabeth misjudged Mr. Darcy as a pretentious snob, Lizzie does a lot of misjudging of Dante.  While the story is familiar, it's been updated in a way that people today can relate to.  

I loved the setting - Jane Austin Academy - an all girl's school that is taking on boys in the beginning of the story.  We read as Lizzie learns important things about herself, as well as her friends, and classmates.  Fall For You is fun, romantic, and dramatic - and most of all funny.  I'll be looking of the next installment in the series.

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