Friday, June 15, 2012

[Review] - Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E. L. James
Series: Fifty Shades
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2011

Summary:  When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Thoughts: When I first heard about Fifty Shades of Grey I had no interest in reading it.  Then even more so when I found out that it was based on Twilight fan fiction. I'm not a fan of fan fiction at all.  I also didn't like what I was hearing from people and the press. For those unclear Ms. James did not start the genre.

For a few months I went back and forth deciding if I was gonna read it. Finally curiosity just got the best of me and I had to see what all the talk was about.  It seems readers either really love this book or really hate it.  I'm in the first group, I loved it and I'm really surprised I loved as much as I did. 

While there were a few annoying bits (eye rolling and lip biting), it was a very enjoyable read. As for the Twilight factor there were some similarities, but not to the point where I was comparing all through out the book. Once I started I couldn't stop. It was quite addicting. I wasn't a big fan of Anastasia. As characters go she was pretty weak. Christian on the other hand, I found him very interesting. Yes, he's all sorts of messed up but he had me turning the page to see what happened next.  Fifty Shades of Grey is an obsessive read. If you are gonna read this one make sure you have some free time on hands.

Score: 4 Stars

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Fifty Shades series:
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Dark
Fifty Shades Freed


  1. Oh Christian....sigh...nomnomnom

  2. :) I liked me some Christian too! :) I think the second one is my favorite, but I did enjoy the trilogy.

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  3. i love all of the trilogy i didn't know what i was getting my self in too until i grab it and left to the checkouts desk and the casher was looking at me with wide eyes because i look younger than what i really am lol but im not im old enough. but all and all i loved it. favor phrase laters baby lol

  4. I love the phase too. Seems you can purchase a t-shirt with that phase. Pretty cool.



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