Started – 11/1/13
Finished – 24/3/13
Format – iBook
Synopsis – Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to
control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him.
Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities.
But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true …
My Thoughts – I received the Fifty Shades trilogy for Christmas from my lovely boyfriend and although this book has taken me a long time to read i have really enjoyed it. This is one of the first books i have read fully on my iPad and i really got into reading on my iPad.
This book is about Christian Grey and Ana Steele. It follows straight on from the first two books in the series and in this book it does seem to jump about a fair bit. I really like books that do this as it gives the book twists and turns and really hooks you in.
This for me was a book of two halves. The first half i didnt really enjoy all that much it just seemed to rattle on and didnt really go on about anything but the second half of the book was very very good. I had to re-read a few parts as i couldnt believe what was happening. I also liked the end of the book where the first meeting of Christian and Ana was told through the eyes of Christian not Ana.
Now for me the ‘adult’ part of this book wasnt all that overwhelming to me. Whether or not i have got used to it or something I’m not sure but i definitaly feel that the first book is a lot more ‘adult’.
I didnt expect the twist towards the end either i could kind of see it happening in the furture but not when it did.
Now i have read all three books I’ve decided that they arent all that bad as people make out. Sure they are not works of literature like Shakespeare or anything like that but they are enjoyable as a womans fiction book.
Rating – 4/5
Started – December 2012
Format – E-book
Synopsis – 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 …
My Thoughts – This is the second book in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy that i got for Christmas from my fella. I read the first one straight away and fairly enjoyed that one but i actually enjoyed this one a bit more.
This book starts straight after the first with Ana and Christian apart due to events at the end of the first book. I did wonder how there was meant to be more books after the first had finished and to be fair it would have worked as a stand alone book.
It is fairly obvious what will happen between Ana and Christian due to the fact that there are two more books in the series and how it is written makes it fairly predicable. I did like Christian more in this book than the first, he comes across as a nicer person and in this book we finally find out why he is so strange!
I did think that this book had more twists to it than the other, some which were fairly predicable but a couple did shock me with the plot a bit. Of course there is the usual scenes in this book which are fairly frequent but these are to be expected i think in this book. I didnt really see the twist at the end of the book coming though and i want to read the final book just so i know how it ends.
This book is ok and i enjoyed it more than i thought i would.
Rating – 3/5
Started – 25/12/12
Finished – 30/12/12
Format – Kindle e-book
Synopsis – Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.
Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.
But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view .
My Thoughts – This is a book that has caused so much talk in the book world over the past year. So many people are picking it up, for some its the first book they have read in years for some its another on the endless list of books. I have been debating reading this book series for months and
then my other half brought me them for Christmas i knew i had to start reading them if only if it was to see what the fuss is all about.
This book is about the very innocent Ana Steel and Christian Grey who meet for the first time and end up having an interview together. I dont really need to go into too much detail about what the books are about as I’m sure the world knows what they are about by now.
I did really enjoy this book. Although some parts are very raunchy and i would most definitaly not give this book to my nan i did think that it was quite well done and i did enjoy the story line to this book. Now while its not going to be the best work of fiction but the story is very enjoyable.
I do have the other two books on my ipad to read and I’m already a third of the way through the next book.
Rating – 4/5