Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Fifty Shades Darker - The Review

Fifty Shades Darker by E L James
Released 26th April 2012
Rating 2/5
Where to purchase Amazon

Amazon Summary:
Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house.
But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible.
But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own ...

My thoughts:
Fifty Shades Darker is what it is; it isn’t a literary masterpiece however it doesn’t need to be. Unlike so many sequels, it picks up right where it left off without leaving any unanswered gaps, and by doing this the story flows better. 

Fifty Shades Darker is darker, however nowhere near as dark as it could be. You get to explore Christians past, hence the darker reference, however his previous life could have been delved into in a lot more detail instead of quickly mentioning and moving on.

Christian is as controlling as ever, and you do get to understand why Christian is the way he is, why he is so incapable of love and you get to see a completely different side to him, a more vulnerable side. By doing this he becomes a tad more likeable.

With that being said, I’m still unsure about Christian and am still a little baffled as to why Ana has stuck around for so long, for me it isn’t completely believable. However I find myself getting swept away with the story and tend to forget about it, only momentarily thinking about the incompatibility of the two main characters. 

As for Ana, she is still a na├»ve young woman and, there is no further development to her character; she is the way that she is with no exceptions. In the first book as she was getting to know Christian you could understand her testing him, however she hasn’t learned from her mistakes and continues to push him to his limits leaving me screaming at the book!

With all of this being said, I am still reading and am onto the third and final book. As much as I love to stick my nose up at the book, I am going to keep reading just so I can see how it all ends. If you are a snob about your books then this isn’t for you, however if you are looking for something to read whilst on holiday then this could be for you.

Until next time, keep reading! x

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