Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blog 61 - Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1)

Author: E L James
Format: Paperback
Pages: 514
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780345803481

About the Book
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.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

My Review
I didn’t really know what to expect with this book. The only thing I knew was that it was the first in a trilogy. I have a rule where I buy only the first book to read, and if I like the first book then I will continue to read the rest of the book series.

I had heard good things about this book, and a few bad things about it. I wanted to read it for myself and see what I thought of it. I also heard that it has some scenes within the book, but oh my some of those sex scenes I admit made me blush.

With that being said, some of the things that I really liked were: I really liked that the author went into detail for those scenes, rather than chickening out and just not writing the scenes or writing them with no description. I really like that she gave up the nitty gritty details. I liked that she gave the male main character, Christian Grey, a dark and broody past.  I also liked how the author gave the female character, Anastasia Steele, an innocent virgin good girl personality. Though some of the sex scenes made me blush, I liked them throughout the book.

Some of the things that I didn’t like were: the setting. I thought it was too close to the setting of the Twilight series. Though rumor has it that this was originally a Twilight Fan fiction, but I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but it made me think of Twilight a little bit. I eventually got over that and was sucked into the book. Overall, I really enjoyed the book.  

Until next time, Happy Reading!  

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