Last month I succumbed to the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon... in fact, it was the only book I read in April. Last month was so busy, I hardly had time to read for fun, which, was a shame because reading is my main stress reliever. Yeah, April was a stressful month. :/
I read the first book in this series and .... I'm sorry to say, I wasn't that big of a fan! I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. The main character, Ana, was very unrealistic to me, and Christian kind of got on my nerves. Both characters were just odd, and I didn't get them. A friend sent me the second and third book, so I will probably give them a second chance because A. I'm curious what Christians past is all about B. I want to know what happens between Ana and Christian and C. I'm still a little intrigued.
The writing is not good. I would categorize it with Twilight for the quality of writing, but is it engaging? Yes. There were definitely some parts that made me blush a furious shade of red, and I would NOT read this book in the school setting (trust me). Also, if you have an e-reader, buy the electronic version. I was extremely happy that I went that route instead of the physical copy like I usually do.
Another tip? Ladies, set aside your inner (or outer, ha) feminist, because some parts will literally piss you off. I had to keep reminding myself, it's just a book.
Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you think? If not, are you intrigued yet?
Today I am linking up with Heather at Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!