Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be good to do a review on 50 Shades of Grey; also because 50 Shades Darker is now out for the public to view!
I know that this should be a good review, but sadly I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would have. I tolerated it, but of course I had to finish the trilogy to see how it all turned out, but I'll save those reviews for later.
I'm actually really surprised that I read this book, because I usually stay away from books that are "extra", if you know what I mean. I mean I get red in the face seeing a cover of a half-naked guy in my moms bookstore (mainly around the new cute guy) :).
Anastasia Steele is a mess! She is insecure, ditsy, and clumsy even though she only falls a couple of times. She hasn't taken any sexual interest in a guy before, which I find hard to believe because I mean, come on, she is in her twenties everyone has at some point.
Christian Grey is fracking crazy! The only time Ana seems to like Christian is when he is being lovable and caring, which is hardly ever. Most of the time he is strict, serious, and threatening. What a great relationship, right! I mean it's all I ever wanted! Christian does somewhat, and I mean somewhat save the day. Ana is at a club and her friend, Jose, decides then is the time to show her he likes her. He starts trying to kiss her and she's refusing, but then Christian "saves" her, brings her to his hotel room, and changes her clothes...
Christian Grey has this "playroom" that he "pleasures" his women with. Oh yeah, how many women has he been with? 15? 16? While I was reading Ana described the room being really red and having whips and other stuff on the walls, and my mind went straight to the shining when the elevators burst open with blood...
Okay, now to the part everyone is waiting for: the sex scenes. I was really surprised. I thought it was going to be a lot worse. A LOT WORSE! I found it kind of unrealistic, but that's just me. Also, can we talk about the tampon scene? If you have no idea what I'm talking about be prepared to cringe. "He reaches between my legs and pulls on the blue string...what! And...gently pulls my tampon out and tosses it into the nearby toilet."
The ending kind of broke my heart because Ana realizes that what she wants -love- she can't cant have with Christian. But, then she starts starving herself and beating herself up because she thought she did something wrong and was being mean to him, which she shouldn't have been thinking. I was also pleased to see that Christian was struggling just as much.
I didn't really care for this book, and it confuses me on why people find this romantic, and I feel that is saying something when I think that. (I did like the second book a lot better :))