Title : Grey
Author :E. L. James
Series : Fifty Shades #4
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly emptyâuntil the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through himâpast the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christianâs cold, wounded heart. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
Review : Sorry for my choice of words, but I am so fucking confused! Really….It took me quite a long time to actually sit down and start writing this review. In general reading this book was strange. I don’t know it was because of the fact that I wasn’t really able to reat at all these last days so it took me quite a long time to finish this boo. Or if it’s because I had so many expectations. So to warn you: this review could be kind of long. I started reading this book with mixed feelings as of course it is interesting to finally get to know what such a unique and perhaps even “strange” character that Christian definetly is has in mind. But at the same time I was afraid. Afraid because in my opinion it’s difficult to persuade a reader with a story that to be honest already exists. With the release of “Grey” all these reviews on TV, on the radio or Internet starting to pop up everywhere saying that this book actually is exact the same like the original one. No new scenes, just a “copy and paste-version”. This is something I don’t agree with. Of course, the story is the same in general. But what did all these people expect? IT`S NOT A NEW STORY, so yeah….suprise…. what you get is the story of Christian and Ana exploring a for both unknown territory. I loved the scenes which have shown me more about his past. Scenes about his life as a child together with his real mother. Scenes during which things I already have known from the first book became clearer, scenes which surprised me. The only thing I critizise at this point is the fact that I wish there would have been more scenes regarding his past with Elena or his other subs. Another thing I would like to talk about is the use of language. The way the author tried to make clear what Christian has in his mind was good and not interrupting as it was still possible to go with the flow. But one thing I desperately need to speak out loud: Christian has a lot of shit going on-this is nothing surprising. But I as a reader don’t want to read every page the sentence “Get your shit together, Grey!”. In general some lines felt like there were copied over and over again. Also speaking of his “favourite body part” got kind of boring after the fiftieth time.
What I love about “Grey” is the fact that you actually really get to know what Christian is thinking all the time. Especially as an female author it’s not easy to publish a book from a male point of view, especially if this is the point of view of a man called Christian Grey…or Giden Cross…or Jesse Ward or whatever. In my opinion she did a good job as the difference between Ana’s and his thoughts became obvious. I could write a novel, but I will try to shorten my review from this point on. Everybody who is interested to get inside Christian’s head should read this story. BUT this doesn’t mean that this book will change your total view on the story. It was a nice read and I won’t keep up with all the other opinions of which most are just screamed out to express ” I just can’t like the book because a lot of other peole love the book”.
You need to differentiate between the public and your own opinion. So please try to avoid reading other reviews and just let yourself surprise.
Cliffhanger :(KLICK to find out)!!!
HEA? : Series still continues (KLICK to find out)!!!