Well, all three really. Though technically 50 Shades of Grey (50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed) is really one story split into three books cause it’s just so long.
It was our “unofficial” bookclub book this month. Unofficial because we’d already chosen a book but it would be remiss of us not to read the book that everyone is talking about.
This review is going to be a tough slog….I can’t mention certain…terms because people will type them into google and come up with my page. I do not want people checking out my blog for that type of thing. If you know what I mean.
So the first book bored me. I was pretty happy to be nearly finished and then bam…it didn’t finish. I had to get the other book to continue the story.
The next book started to develop the characters and I enjoyed it a lot more and the third book, well the third book is it’s saving grace. It had action…a decent storyline…further character development and intrigue. The amount of ….pauses….in this one were about that same as any other racy women’s fiction book.
All the “Oh My’s” and the “Inner Goddess” and “My Subconcious” stuff drove me crazy. Find some other words lady! But it’s obviously become a kind of signature and the repetitiveness ensures that most people will know what book I’m talking about just from the title of my blog.
Did anyone else think that Anastasia and Christian were Bella and Edward-like? He is dark and mysterious…she is clumsy, self-depracating and totally unaware of her own attractiveness. He warns her to stay away but he can’t stay away from her. She is tortured by him (literally) and her choice to stay with him. He doesn’t think he has a heart, Edward doesn’t think he has a soul. Also the whole meadow thing at the end just had me picturing Edward and Bella in there meadow. Grey is also adopted, as are his siblings, with parents who are rich and one is a Doctor…
Still the one key difference in the romance is obviously the thing that everyone is talking about. It’s kind of great to see women embracing this. If you haven’t read it you would be pretty confused by a lot of the status updates and references on your friend’s Facebook pages right now!
Basically I enjoyed the book and miss the characters now that it’s over. I think it’s great that it’s improving relations all over the world 🙂
The real reason to read the trilogy though is to laugh and talk about it with all your girlfriends.
Can’t wait for book club this month!