March 20, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades Darker


Title: Fifty Shades Darker (The second book in the Fifty Shades Trilogy series)
Author: E.L. James

Synopsis:
     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 her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Thoughts on the Book:
     The second installment of E.L. James Fifty Shades Trilogy gets more exciting. Christian begins to accept little by little his dark past although sometimes it still haunts him. He begins to realize that he really loves Anastasia. He began consulting Flynn together with Ana. He starts to open up to her. And in return, Ana began to understand where he's coming from and why he became the person he is today.
     One thing I love about the trilogy is Christian and Anastasia's email correspondence. I love it so much. It's so cute. I like how they name their subject's and how they enjoy emailing each other.
     And oh boy, I so love Christian. I like his choice of gifts. LOL! He is so generous. Imagine your boyfriend giving you an Audi R8, a Macbook, a blackberry, a SAAB car, IPAD, and a bunch of designer clothes and shoes! Pretty expensive eh? I love the IPAD because he created a playlist for her and the books which are all scanned versions of the first editions of her favorite books. He learns to become romantic. I love how he surprises Ana. It's obvious that he's really in love. He's also a very jealous and a control freak boyfie. It's pretty cute.
     Kate Kavanagh, Ana's best friend, falls for Elliot, who is Christian's brother. Mia, Christian's younger sister, seems to be falling for Ethan, who is Kate's brother. Oh cool, the story becomes more exciting.
     E.L. James added a thrill in the story by adding Leila, Christian's ex-submissive. The oh-so-protective Christian did everything to make Anastasia be safer which led Ana to live with him in Escala. He found Leila before she causes any harm to Ana. He helped Leila by letting her see Dr. Flynn, his psychiatrist. He also supported her schooling.
     Jack Hyde's was also added in this books. I guess he will reappear in the last book as well. I'm guessing, he'll become a big part of the last installment.
     As Christian and Anastasia feel relaxed and complete and happier than ever with each other comes another problem that needs immediate solutions before it gets out of hand.

Quotes from the Book:
"I need you more, Anastasia. These last few days have been purgatory. All my instincts tell me to let you go, tell me I don't deserve you. Those photos the boy took...I can see how he sees you. You look so untroubled and beautiful, not that you're not beautiful now, but here you sit. I see your pain. It's hard knowing that I'm the one who has made you feel this way. But I'm a selfish man. I've wanted you since you fell into my office. You are exquisite, honest, warm, strong, witty, beguilingly innocent; the list is endless. I am in awe of you. I want you, and the thought of anyone else having you is like a knife twisting in my dark soul."
"Anastasia Steele. I love you. I want to love, cherish, and protect you for the rest of my life. Be mine. Share my life with me. Marry me."
 Rating: 5/5

1 comment:

  1. Darker, which is the sequel to 50 shades of Grey turns out to be rather predictable. After an exciting first book, EL James fails to recreate the impact with the second book. What put me off was the lead pair having sex at the drop of a hat! I mean, people, breath!! As a fan of mush and cheesiness, the parts where Grey opens up about himself and is shown to be vulnerable egged me to finish the book.

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