out of 5
Review by Muffin
So, I am finally finished with the series! After a year now I've gotten to know Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey and their complicated world. I did enjoy this series, but there were definitely some faults. Can't call it a favorite of mine, but it is worth a read for anyone wondering. I know that someone has bought the movie rights to this as well, so let's see how that pans out! As far as the last book goes, I loved it and hated it. The suspenseful side that James introduced in the 2nd book was carried out 10x better in this one! Ana had so many hoops and hurdles to go through, it was pretty interesting to read. Towards the end it was such a page turner. As far as the rest of the book, I was practically forcing myself to read it. It was so repetitive and was basically what happened in the others with some slightly different scenarios. I think it could have been better. And the ending ruined it for me. A sneak peak is given into the rest of Ana and Christians lives, one I did not enjoy. The whole series was basically Christian trying to change his ways for his love for Ana, and then they just revert back to what the whole second book was working on changing. Like, the whole series had no point! I was so disappointed. Anastasia wanted him to change, to love, yet she just succumbs back to his old ways. I thought it would end so differently!
The series as a whole, was decent. The second book was my favorite, because it was the most entertaining. If you're wondering whether or not to pick this series up, I'd say go for it if you aren't scared of the sex scenes which are explicit. I am going to miss the up and down relationship of Ana and Christian, although I had hoped they'd berid of their hobbies! All in all it was a good and unique read, despite it being originally a Twilight fan fic, but I'm sure this series will be around years to come! Also, I have a feeling there will be a spin off series. Perhaps the Fifty Shades of Christian, or a Kate & Elliot series! I would probably pass on the Christian one, but I did love Kate & Elliot as a couple!