Thursday, 5 July 2012

Book Club | Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

"Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever...  Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house.  But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible.  But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own ..."

After quickly finishing the first in the infamous trilogy, I couldn't wait to start reading the sequel.  What started off as a seedy and salacious story in the first novel, quickly became a lot deeper in the second.  Although there is no denying that the book is still extremely erotic in places and lives up to it's reputation, it also turns into a love story.  Christian Grey is still a mercurial mess, but he slowly begins to open up to Ana showing a few more of his many shades.  I was completely obsessed with this book, it's not well written, in places you wonder if E. L. James actually had an editor but it's so compelling that you can almost forgive the writing.  It made me laugh, cry and occasionally made me angry - all emotions that a compelling story should.  

Have you been taken under Christian Greys spell?

Just finished: Fifty Shades Freed
Currently reading: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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  1. im in the middle of 50 shades of grey now, and I'm debating whether to read the trilogy, as i must admit i don't see what all the fuss is about ! I expected it to be a love story, but haven't really felt it is ! I think i may have to persevere though - the second one sounds better!


    1. If you want romance, the second and third will be more up your street. The first one establishes the characters and what Christians all about but then in the second and third he realises a lot about himself - a definite read! xx

  2. I've just started 50 shades freed. I agree with you - the quality of the writing is pretty shocking in places but I'm still hooked by the romance.

    1. Freed was my favourite of the trilogy! x


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