Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Book Review: Fifty Shades Darker


Book Details

Author: EL James
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1286 KB
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House (September 13, 2011)

Book Summary

Daunted by the singular sexual 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. (taken from goodreads.com)

Book Review

Rating: 5/5

If there is one word to describe Fifty Shades Darker, it is a WOW. I didn’t know it was possible to fall in love with Christian anymore than the first time I have met him in Fifty Shades of Grey. He made a lot of changes in this book: more romantic, charming, relaxed and appealing. I love the development of his character, his journey towards self-discovery and opening himself up to Ana.

I didn’t like Ana in the first half of the book, she was pretty much annoying. She seem to complain a lot and I hate it that she should be reminded of eating and using her phone for email. Christian tries his best to compromise. He is even willing to give up his usual kinky fuckery for vanilla sex, still she’s giving him a hard time. But I loved her because she was able to love Christian in a way he never thought possible despite his emotional baggage. She tries to be independent and show Christian she can take care of herself.

Basically in Fifty Shades Darker, the couple continues to try and see if they can work things out despite their differences. There are a lot of conflicts in their relationship, both internal and external forces. It focuses more on Christian’s path to change and self-discover, experiencing unconditional love that really undid him. He had been in the darker shade of life for a long time, but Ana made a change in his life, she brought light that he never expected.

I love the proposal scene – it was just right, not too cheesy, not too bland. He made me swoon. What entertained me most is the email exchange, I love every minute of it! Fifty Shades Darker allows the reader a glimpse on Christian’s past and helped Ana deal with his former “subs”, sprinkled with a few amazing twists. 

Favorite Quotes

“I wasn't aware we were fighting. I thought we were communicating,” 

“Let me ask you something first. Do you want a regular vanilla relationship with no kinky fu*kery at all?” 


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