Monday, July 9, 2012

"Fifty Shades Freed" by E L James

Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3)
by E L James
448 pages (nook book)

Short Version:

Why I Read It: Once I started the trilogy I had to finish it.

The Book: (From Goodreads)
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, wealth, 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, tragedy, malice and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true.

My Thoughts: WARNING MAY CONTAIN CONTENT NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE & SPOILERS!!!
Well I think this was my least favorite book of all three of them. James should have stopped after Fifty Shades Darker. The beginning starts out good- Ana & Christian are on their honeymoon. I enjoyed how flashbacks of their wedding was incorporated so you still get the details of the wedding and beginning of their honeymoon. Once they return to life at home things start to go down hill for me. Ana and Christian seem to constantly argue about the same things. He wants to control everything about her but she wants to maintain some of her independence. Fight - makeup sex - happy couple. That is the cycle for most of the book. And there is the fact that Christian is "fifty shades" and Ana is trying to make him realize he is a good person with a heart.
I knew Jack Hyde would be involved some how since that is what Fifty Shades Darker ended with. We see nothing of him until he tries to kidnap Ana, in which case he is caught immediately. This happens fast with nothing really leading up to it and now that the bad guy is caught there is not much else to write about except their sex lives.
In the middle of the book James passes time by just showing emails back and forth between Christian and Ana about how they enjoyed what they did the night before. You have to pay attention to the dates to realize time is passing. It seems as if James ran out of things to write about. After the emails there are little problems that pop up just to keep things going, like Leila visiting Ana at work.
At the end we find out Ana is pregnant and this is like the grand finale. Christian freaks, runs to Elana, while Ana is mad at the way he handles things. Then Jack Hyde pops up again kidnapping Christian's sister and calling Ana for ransom money. This part of the story was ok but just seemed out of no where since we heard nothing of Jack Hyde since he was captured. Ana saves Mia and ends up in the hospital. Christian thought he lost Ana again so he all of a sudden realized what she has been saying the entire time - that she really does love him and he is worthy of it. He is no longer "fifty shades of fucked up."
I still enjoyed Ana's character. Being Mrs. Grey suits her. She seems to gain composure and confidence with her new lifestyle. In Fifty Shades of Grey, Ana was a clumsy innocent girl, now she is confidently, sexy, and always learning new tricks from her husband. Christian is still his same sexy character, but you slowly see him changing and learning from Ana also. He becomes romantic and patient, learning how to deal with his emotions. I knew he would eventually come to terms with himself and no longer be "fifty shades."
Overall, not my favorite in the trilogy but I am happy to have read all the books and know what all the hype is about.

2/5 Stars

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful book! I finished it a few days ago and cannot get it out of my head. It is pure magic. It was everything I hoped it would be and much more. Thank you so much.50 shades movie

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  3. I can't wait for the movie. I loved the books. I should agree these are the best written books.
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  4. I wish robert pettinson would cast as christian... and am also excited to see this book on reel.
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