So Into You

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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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Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph...

The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys ...

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Overview

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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Dive into the fabulous, fun lives of six Academy girls as their friendships are tested, torn and ultimately triumph...

The last thing that the girls at the elite 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...

The Jane Austen Academy series are modern retellings of Jane Austen classics set at a beachside California boarding school. Don't miss the rest of the Jane Austen Academy, where sassy girls, hot guys and Jane Austen collide!

Book 1: Fall For You (Lizzie - Pride and Prejudice)

Book 2: So Into You (Ellie - Sense and Sensibility)

Book 3: When I'm With You (Kat - Northanger Abbey)

Book 4: Suddenly You (Fanny - Mansfield Park)

Book 5: Only With You (Emma - Emma)

Book 6: Always You (Anne - Persuasion)

Now with a reader's discussion guide for your book club, student group, or Jane Austen fan club.

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Praise for The Jane Austen Academy

A What's Hot Pick - RT Book Reviews

A unique twist on a classic... A compelling mix of action, drama and love. - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Engaging characters, a gentle romance, budding friendships, and a payoff that is incredibly rewarding. - Indie Jane

I love Cecilia Gray's Jane Austen Academy books! I recommend them to my students regularly - what a great way to bring Austen's classic stories forward for a modern audience. . - Pimples. Popularity and Protagonists

Cute. Adorable. Genius. Amazing. I'm running out of synonyms...I loved all the friendships! Girl power! - Monique Morris, Goodreads

Another awesome Austen innovation! - Cheryl Beck, Educator

An incredibly charming novel - a heroine worth cheering for! - Growing Up YA

"An instant favorite!" -Electively Paige Reviews

Whether you're a romantic or a Jane Austen fan, you can't help falling for this book.. - EZ Read

I can visualize a cult following. Bravo! - Reader's Favorite

Its own story cleverly woven within the classic. ~ Book Haven Extraordinaire

The series is getting better and better. - Nikki Harriet, Goodreads

Gray's characters are so full of life, hope and dreams, it's a pleasure to read about them. - Schenni's Book Nook

You should read this book if you like sweet romances and great friendships that are strong enough to last through anything. ~ Wonderous Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938268076
  • Publisher: Gray Life, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/18/2014
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,391,072
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Cecilia Gray lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographies in the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it because she is important. Alas, this is not the case.
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  • Posted June 16, 2013

    So Into You is the second in the Jane Austen Academy Series by C

    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 about that relationship.




    Unexpectedly, Ellie receives life-altering news from home that threatens her enrollment at Jasta. Ellie’s parents have always taught her to follow the path the universe has set for her, that fighting her path will only lead to sorrow. But, how can she turn her back on everything she knows, loves and is just because the path is difficult?




    I thoroughly enjoyed reading “So Into You”. Ellie is such a complex character – you wouldn’t expect the easy-going surfer girl from Santa Cruz to have so much depth and to bring so much emotion to the story. It was fulfilling to watch her learn and grow through the experiences that she faced as she tried to figure out her path. Edward is such a sweet, lovable guy – but he’s flawed just like most teenage guys are. He tries so hard to do the right thing, but it doesn’t always work out. 




    There were some new characters introduced in this book that I really enjoyed getting to meet. Knight and Tran have my heart – love good guys like that! Fanny added depth and contrast to Ellie and her struggles. And Bergie is turning out to be more complex than I originally thought!




    I’m seeing a pattern of wrapping things up quickly at the end. I do recall that Austen does this too. I’m always left wanting more at the end. The epilogue serves the purpose of transitioning into the next book with new main characters rather than bringing a solid sense of closure to Ellie & Edward’s story.




    Overall, it’s a fun and enjoyable read that leaves you wanting more.




    Source: Received a copy for my honest review

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

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    I would recommend this book, especially if you are a Jane Austen

    I would recommend this book, especially if you are a Jane Austen fan and enjoy light, quick reads.

    Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a quick read that took less than a day. I read every free chance I had.

    Full disclosure, I have not read Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (I know, I should be ashamed of myself. It is on my to-read list!) Even though I committed that small travesty, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought the story moved at a nice pace and it was refreshing that the story wasn't all-consumed with teen romance and angst. I found the interactions between the characters to be realistic.

    The characters were well-written. The reader gets engrossed in their lives and wants to know what happens to them. (At least this reader did!) Ellie finds her inner strength and an unlikely ally in the new Headmistress of the Jane Austen Academy. Emma turns out to be a great friend. Lizzie was kind of aloof in this book - unlike in Fall For You. She just didn't seem like she cared all that much about what was happening to her so-called best friend, Ellie. Edward, a typical guy, so conflicted but he seems genuine and pretty good.

    I can't wait for book three to be released!

    Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book, especially if you are a Jane Austen fan and enjoy light, quick reads.

    Will I read it again: I probably will not but I will be anxiously awaiting the next books in The Jane Austen Academy series!

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  • Posted September 27, 2012

    Fun and Easy Read!

    I love this series! Cecilia Gray has a way of drawing me right into her stories and I can't stop reading them until the book is over! Contemporary and fresh are the words that come to mind when reading So Into You! The characters are delightful and flawed, which I LOVE! No person is perfect so in a book they shouldn't be either! Ellie grew and changed during this book and watching it unfold before me was awesome. Cecilia Gray knows how to take a Jane Austen classic and recreate it in her own unique way! I am anxious for the next book in this series and am "SO INTO" Cecilia Gray's novels! Five stars!!!

    A big thank you to Cecilia Gray for providing a copy of So Into You for review!

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  • Posted September 24, 2012

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    'So Into You' is the second book in the young adult contemporary

    '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 friends like it or not. Just when it seems things couldn't get worse, Ellie discovers that her parents are trying to make her leave school and move to a different country! Will Ellie be able to find a way to stay at her beloved Academy?

    I am not usually a big reader of contemporary young adult fiction, but this series caught my attention. It's very well written and has a lot of heart. The characters - especially the four friends in the middle of the storyline - are very realistic and easy to identify with. I felt like I was a part of their circle from the first chapter of the book and even found myself rooting for them along the way. The problems that the characters face are things that every person deals with at some point, and the themes dealt with in the book are universal too - like family, friendship, love, standing up for what you believe is right, and self confidence. The setting of a private boarding school isn't anything new, but the fun atmosphere that the author creates in the book really brings it to life and gives it a fresh update. The book is relatively short, but it's an easy and fun read - which made it quick to finish. I really enjoyed this novel despite my usual avoidance of the genre, and I look forward to reading more of the series.

    Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted September 24, 2012

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    So Into You in the second installment in The Jane Austen Academy

    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 friends at the academy, which have become more like her family, especially when things seem to be headed in the direction she would like with Edward, the boy she has a major crush on. Ellie's roommate and good friend Emma is determined to keep her there, and even the head mistress is trying to work with her, but despite her friends' concern, it may not be enough, especially when someone new shows up on the scene and she finds out Edward has not been completely truthful about things.

    I really enjoyed So Into You. It was cute, funny, and just as entertaining as the first book in the series, if not more so. We get to know Ellie a lot better in this book, as well as Emma. I really liked Emma. She's a lot of fun. We get to see some of the characters that we met in book one, including Lizzie, Ellie's best friend, who is dating the schools most popular hot guy Dante. We are also introduced to some new characters. This is a really fun and quick read that has both romance and humor. The girls at the Jane Austen Academy are enchanting, and their new male counterparts are pretty hot and entertaining themselves. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series and seeing what these girls and guys get into next.

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