25 May 2013

Review: Fifty Shades Darker

Author: E.L James 
Publisher: Vintage 
Pages: 544
Rating: 5 Stars 

Synopsis:  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, and make the most important decision of her life. 

Review: While I did enjoy the first book, I  really found that I liked this one so much better. While yes, there are sexy-times in this book,much like the first. Instead, what I found a lot more enjoyable was getting more of a history for some of the characters.

What is there to say about Christian Grey? He's such a complex character and his history is quite a bit more in depth in this book. I also enjoy how he is becoming slightly more flexible in terms of his relationship with Ana. He is slowly learning to accept things that he himself believes that he is not deserving of.

Ana has grown on me slightly, from the first novel. There are moments when I just want to take her and shake her, but at the end of it all, she really is the one who is responsible for how Christian is opening up.

I am fully aware of how many negative reviews this trilogy has been getting. At the end of the day, what I really do enjoy is love story, and at the core of this trilogy, that's what it is, a love story, with intensity , and passion, and albeit slightly out there. I truly do enjoy these books.

1 comment:

  1. It definitely takes the story forward. Glad to see the character Ana move ahead. Its movement from the first book

    Should read - if you enjoyed the first book

    Like the subtle suspense in the relationships