Saturday, October 5, 2013

Week 40 Reviews: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed

From Goodreads:
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.

From Goodreads:
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

From Goodreads:
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian's singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana's deepest fears turn to reality.

My first review of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed

My Review:
I don't know why I reread these books. I mean, I read them all back to back twice, right all in together. But I guess I had to reread them, even if it's been less than a year to read them. Because I really enjoyed them!

So I really enjoyed going on this journey with Ana and Christian again! And though it started off as a Twilight fan fiction, in the series that I've read, for the 3rd time, the only influence Twilight really had, for me, is the initial dynamic between the Ana and Christian!

Yes, it's an erotica series. Turn a couple of pages, and they'll be doing something sexual, because that is who these characters are. But we do get to see some character developments, with her friend and his brother! And her dad and his friends!

Liked how it wrapped up, but still, the whole thing with the bad guy. That he thought he should've been adopted instead of Christian? I really don't know where he got that idea, she found Christian, and he was staying at that home till the papers could be arranged. Nothing suggested that he'd get adopted by them!

This is a really great series, though it's not for everyone, and yeah, I really enjoyed rereading it!

Author: E.L. James
Series: Fifty Shades #1, 2, 3
First Read: April 8th, 8th, 8th, 2013
Second Read: April 9th, 9th, 9th, 2013
Read: October 1st, 1st, 1st, 2013
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading because they're fantastic! They're also Sequel Challenge 2013 Books!
Publisher: Vintage
Published: April 17th 2012, April 17th 2012, April 17th 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Fifty Shades Darker:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Fifty Shades Freed:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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