Modern retelling/based on Sense & Sensibility.
The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is guys. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And they're about to turn the Academy—and the lives of its students—totally upside down…
Meet sweet and sensible Ellie who hasn’t met a problem her mom’s yoga mantras can’t fix. But when her 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?
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, loving and loyal. And she doesn't really like to rock the boat. Thanks to her parents she has an outlook on life that if it's meant to happen it will. And so she goes with the flow. But sometimes the things you really want are definitely worth going after!!
These books contain such sweet romance. They are a bit angsty and at times frustrating but nothing that makes you want to throw the book across the room. Ellie falls pretty hard for Edward and he seems to feel the same way about her. Edward is sweet and caring and him and Ellie are the absolute perfect match for each other, but just when you think that things are going to progress between them, Edward always seems to pull back. Eventually the reason for that becomes clear. And even through all that transpires Ellie remains sweet and upbeat even though she is feeling anything but that on the inside.
I absolutely loved Emma, Ellie's roommate who seemed to have an ability to pull Ellie out of her comfort zone and get her to go on a few adventures. Two other characters that I loved were Tran and Knight. We don't see a whole lot of them, but I really hope that changes in future books. They both had a bit of the bad boy about them and I can't help but love that!!
Cecilia Gray writes such wonderful and endearing characters. They are not perfect and they have their flaws and they can be immature and make crazy choices and decisions. But they are teenagers and they all have lessons to learn. But we also see them mature and grow as individuals.
I am loving Cecilia Gray's writing and cannot wait for the next instalment in this incredibly sweet and entertaining series!!
Giveaway: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY: Fall For You and So Into You eBook (or choice from Cecilia's collection)
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