Book Review: Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (18+)

Posted May 7, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published Date: January 19, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed.

Now, together, they have more – love, passion, intimacy, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control, and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present.

Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, misfortune, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true. Alone and desperate, she must face down the poisoned legacy of Christian’s past.

Seductive, shocking, sad and funny, Fifty Shades Freed is the compelling final volume in the Fifty Shades trilogy

I will say this one started out a hell of a lot better than book two. The sex scenes were kept to a minimum, and the plot was a lot more interesting than that of the previous novel. I was still unmotivated to read at times due to the book reading like Ana’s day to day journal. The reassuring Christian and Ana have to constantly give each other regarding their undying devotion to each other becomes very humdrum and redundant. The action scenes in this book were a lot more captivating than in the previous books and with the previously mentioned minimal sex scenes, I would say the book was tolerable. I was pleasantly surprised at the ending, and spoken like a true girly girl I am glad that Ana got her happy ending. I also did enjoy the few chapters on Christian’s insight when he first met Ana. I don’t think I would mind reading the books from his point of view. Although this series has been bittersweet for me, I can say I am glad that I read them. They were not the most fantastic I’ve ever read, but it just feels like one of those series that you have to read.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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