Author: Cecilia Gray
Publication date: February 10th 2012
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover rating: 3/5
Content rating: 3.5/5
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Description via Goodreads:
Jane Austen meets Pretty Little Liars in this fresh, new young-adult series!
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...
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 loved is changing before her eyes and it's really daunting. Lizzie is a wonderfully created character and a great role model. She's so determined and absolutely oozes confidence! It was fantastic watching her take on everything that came her way and really quite refreshing. I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters and the story line kept me interested, even if it's predictable!
The writing in the book is pretty good. It's definitely a light-hearted and easy read. I flew through it in no time, both because it's easy to read and because I was enjoying myself so much. It's easy to lose yourself in the story and I found myself wishing it had been a bit longer because I wanted more! My only real issue was that the story obviously followed the Pride and Prejudice storyline yet the school was also called The Jane Austen Academy and Austen's books were talked about. That didn't make sense to me as it would mean the characters are technically aware of the world that their own lives are based on... but I'm probably just over thinking it!
Overall, Fall For You was a great start to a promising series and I'll certainly make sure I get around to reading the sequels in the future! I would recommend this to any YA and Austen fans.