I gave this novel 4 Stars.
I began the novel expecting to be horrified by the writing as I had read so many negative reviews and comments. What a surprise.
Besides the overuse of the words ‘flush, flushed, flushing’, the story flowed along at a fast pace. The character of Christian Grey has been written very well. Anastasia Steele was annoying at times but I kept reading, mainly to find out what Christian Grey would do next.
Personally, I couldn’t find the Twilight connection. Probably because I wasn’t looking for it but I think ‘Fifty Shades’ is its own story.
Is it perfect? What is perfect when it comes to story-telling? Was it entertaining? For me, it was.
‘Fifty Shades’ lets you escape to a whole new place of light and dark. The title is very fitting.
The ending was mostly expected and had my ‘inner feminist’ give a high-five. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I will go in with an open mind.