Wednesday, November 5, 2014

REVIEW: Fifty Shades Darker by EL James


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.

Title:  Fifty Shades Darker
Series:  Fifty Shades
Book #: 2
Author:  EL James
Approximate Book Length:  546 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit


*I don’t usually write “bad” reviews, because I don’t want to be rude. This one however is a HIGHLY popular trilogy and I finally read it to see what all the fuss was about. I’m sharing my honest opinion.*

This book is almost bitter sweet, but mostly bitter. Grey is frankly just plain stupid…on many occasion, and Ana is still painfully na├»ve. Their character integrity completely fails – contradicting themselves at every turn. I like them better when they’re emailing each other than when they’re actually together as that’s when they’re at their most honest or most playful and cute.

There is way too many love scenes (and I use the term loosely). He uses it as a weapon against her, and she generally lets him. I might have actually started to kind of like the book though, despite all that…if it weren’t for the very ending. I feel like it all could’ve ended and been fine, but the author just had to toss in a wrench and stretch out a third book. What’s worse is that third book is even longer!

Bottom Line:

Fifty Shades Darker walks a fine line between being too obnoxious to read and finally compelling enough to actually want to continue reading.




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