Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades Darker

Title Fifty Shades Darker

Series Fifty Shades, book 2

Author E.L. James

Release Date September 13, 2011

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

First off, the writing is still pretty awful. Once again, we're stuck with the same old boring and repetitive descriptions. You would think that someone would have mentioned to the author that perhaps she should try some different words or phrases. Truly, I'm sick of seeing Ana flush, bite her lip, and roll her eyes.

Secondly, the sex scenes haven't improved much at all. There's still nothing sexy or erotic about referring to parts of the female body as "down there" or her "behind." Under no circumstances am I expecting crude language, but I am expecting something a little less childish. This is supposed to be an erotic fiction book for ADULTS, right?

And of course, I'll give you something positive about the book. Much like the first, it keeps you reading. The only thing is you can't try to delve deeper into the storyline. The whole thing is very shallow and surface. Look for more in this book (most likely the entire trilogy) and you're going to be sorely disappointed. If you can get past the terrible writing (which apparently I can), it's an entertaining read.


2 out of 5 stars 

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more. I only kept reading because I was hoping the writing would improve. The characters responses were in fact so predictable I began "rolling my eyes" and thus skipping paragraphs. At first I wanted to finish the trilogy to know more about his dark past but then realized anyone that saw or read the Twilights series (which I have not)already knows how it will end...Edward Grey and Bella Steele rebond their relationship (no pun intended). So with that being said and In true Anastasia fashion I'll just say "Holy Crap" if they ever do make the movie.


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