When I’m With You by Cecilia Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: YA Austen retelling
Book Description: Kat is destined to be a star and her big break has arrived at last! As the assistant to a celebrity classmate on the set of a feature film, she's going to show everyone she has what it takes. That is, until she discovers pursuing her dreams may mean forfeiting her heart. Unless she can find a way to have both…
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Don't miss the rest of the Jane Austen Academy series, where sassy girls, hot guys and Jane Austen collide!
Book 1: Fall For You (Lizzie)
Book 2: So Into You (Ellie)
Book 3: When I'm With You (Kat)
The Jane Austen Academy series are modern retellings of Jane Austen classics set at a beachside California boarding school.
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…
My thoughts: Each book of the Jane Austen Academy series features one of the core group of friends from the school.
This book features Kat. She is the school theatre superstar. She has acting talent and ambition. She has a dream to make it in the acting business and her break comes when she helps Joshua, a famous actor, as his personal assistant on set. She is excited and ready to go.
She finds out that the business of acting is more complicated than at first look. There are many levels of committed players to see the final product to the screen. Unfortunately, not everyone is there to help others out. Many have their own agenda and don't mind a bit of backstabbing to get what they want.
Most of the book takes place outside of the academy's walls. While I loved getting to know Kat better, I missed the commraderie with all of the girls and the way they help out each other.
There was a moment at the end that is a teaser for the next book. More drama to come! I can't wait to read it.
Cecilia has been praised for “instilling a warmth and weight into her characters” (Romancing The Book Reviews) and her books have been praised for being “well-written, original, realistic and witty” (Quills & Zebras Reviews).
Her latest series of young-adult contemporary Jane Austen retellings was named a What’s Hot pick (RT Book Reviews magazine) and is a Best of 2012 pick (Kirkus Reviews) where it was praised for being a “unique twist on a classic” and offering “a compelling mix of action, drama and love.”She’s rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you’ll oblige.
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