Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Title Fifty Shades Freed

Series Fifty Shades, book 3

Author  E.L. James

Release Date January 17, 2012

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.


Did anyone bother to edit these books before they were published or did they just publish the rough draft? Between the horrible writing and the grammar mistakes, you'd think they published the first draft E. L. James gave them. I'm not sure about most people, but a book loses some of its awesomeness whenever there are tons of mistakes. Also, can anyone tell me why the book is sprinkled with "big" words when James seems to have trouble coming up with something other than eye-rolling, flushing, muttering characters?! It certainly seems like she can flip through a thesaurus and pick out the most obscure words, but she can only make characters murmur or scream at each other. What the hell is that about?

Now, I hesitate to say that the sex scenes have improved. While they do seem to be a little hotter, they still are highly unrealistic. Let me explain myself. Women rarely orgasm every single time (and those that do are very lucky, haha), but Ana has no problem doing do. Not only does Ana orgasm every time (with the exception of once or twice), she always does so before Christian. And she can practically orgasm on command. Seriously? I understand that this is a fiction book, but a little bit of realism would greatly improve the quality of the sex scenes. Another issues I have with the sex scenes is... holy crap, there's a ton of them! I understand that this is an erotic book, but there is such a thing as overkill. This is it.

Overall, the book (and the trilogy in general) was interesting enough to read. Out of all three books, this one was the best read. While I'd probably recommend it to friends, I'd include the same warning I include with the Twilight books... don't look for spectacular writing or an amazing storyline. You definitely won't find either in these books. You will find, however, a way to past the time.


2 out of 5 stars 

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