Thursday, 26 January 2012
Review: Fifty Shades Freed by EL James
Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades #3
Publication date: 19th Jan 2012
My rating: 5 out of 5
I was desperate to read Fifty Shades Freed the final part in the Fifty Shades trilogy. The first book Fifty Shades of Grey was one of my favourite books of 2011. It made a real impression on me. I fell completely in love with the control freak millionaire Fifty and quickly added him to my top ten book boyfriends of all time list which is a true honour indeed. I thought it was both funny and sad, hot and delicious and well worth the 5 out of 5 rating.
I genuinely thought about ditching work to read Fifty Shades Freed (I didn't- I'm a big coward) so how do I feel now it's all over? I loved every minute of it and even went back to reread the first book again for another Fifty fix.
I cheered out loud when Ana finally grew a set and stuck up for herself. Fifty was a complete and utter shit to Ana when she needed him most. Although I've always liked Ana I have felt at times she seemed to get railroaded by Fifty so I definitely had more respect for Ana as a character by the end. And Fifty? Yeah I forgave him in the end (I'm always very forgiving of my book boyfriends) what can I say? his hotness blinds me and his hidden vulnerability makes me melt.
Without giving anything away, I thought the ending was well deserved and felt right to me. I like a conclusion. In saying that, I am sad I won't get any further Fiftyness but I know I can always reread my favourite bits- the snarky email exchange and that first lift encounter *fans self.* so I think I will survive. And (it's just a suggestion) if E.L. James wants to write a "Fifty at the age of Fifty" update/reunion book I know I would buy it. All joking aside, I'm genuinely keen to see what E.L. James comes up with next as she definitely has the knack of writing very memorable characters, and if it's anything like this series I'll be first in line to buy it.