09 April 2012
Warning: These books are HIGHLY smutty! They are not for the easily offended. SERIOUSLY. If they were a movie, they would be whatever is two ratings above R. So don't cry if you read them based on my recommendation and are offended. Okay? Okay.
I loved these books! I read all three in less than a week. The first one (Fifty Shades of Grey) is available in print and ereader versions, however the last two (Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) are only available on ereader type devices. Print versions release on April 17th.
So, I loved these books. Don't judge! I saw an article about the first one in Entertainment Magazine or some other rag and it peaked my interest. The story is of Anastasia Steele, a recent literature graduate who does an interview with Christian Grey, an extremely wealthy entrepreneur based in Seattle. He has a very painful past which he copes with using controlling behavior and sexual habits. They fall in love; steamy romance and conflicts ensue.
They are fairly quick reads at 356, 373, and 456 pages respectfully. The biggest thing that bothered me with these books was the repeated expressions and thoughts of the main character. She seems to use the same descriptive words continually through out the books and that does get a little irritating, but since it's a smutty romance novel so you can't really expect profound terminology. Also, I didn't even know they were a trilogy until the last page of the first book. Side note: everyone should be proud of me for not reading the last page first. I almost always do.
I set a Goodreads Goal of finishing 12 books this year. To some that may not seem like many, but I have set the same goal in the past and failed horribly. I am happy to say that these books put me at 7 so far for the year, 4 books ahead of schedule! Go me go!