Fifty Shades Trilogy

I'm sure most of you have heard about the Fifty Shades Trilogy by now seeing as there is a huge hype about it and women seem to be swooning over Christian Grey.



I went out yesterday and bought all three books, to see just what this hype is about and whether it's worth it, and in my opinion it's not.

I'll give you a little background about the books, they were first written as a piece of Twilight fanfiction called Master of the Universe. According to Wikipedia they are pieces of erotic fiction, I wouldn't have called them that, in my mind erotic fiction fiction is supposed to make you hot under the collar and this doesn't do it.

The books are about college graduate Anastasia Steele and businessman Christian Grey and their relationship where Anastasia enters Mr Greys BDSM lifestyle as the submissive to his dominant.

Fifty Shades of Grey

As the first book all that it really does is set the background and for some will inform them of the BDSM culture. It's not very well written, the quality isn't great and the story doesn't really go anywhere. I didn't find the sex scenes to be of anything spectacular and there's nothing to get your heart racing. In the book there's a small clue to the fact it was originally Twilight fanfiction, on of the characters is called Dr Greene and as soon as I saw the name I thought that the Doctor had to be named after Ashley Greene who plays Alice in the Twilight films.

If I hadn't have already bought the second two books in the trilogy I wouldn't have wanted to go out and buy them after reading Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fifty Shades Darker

I must say that the quality of the writing does improve in this book, which is something I was glad about. The story through this book does start to make you want to read more as drama heats up though the sex scenes don't improve.

After reading this I will admit that it did make me want to start reading the third book and so I did.

Fifty Shades Freed

The beginning of this book jumps from the end of the last book which left me a little disorientated to start with but once i got my feet back on the ground I started to get into the book. The story is full of drama again in this book and as soon as things start going back to 'normal' the book just drops and you end up with the epilogue which is set about 3 years in the future.

All in all I would say that the books do improve on story for those of you that have only read the first books but if you're looking for erotic fiction then this isn't it.

I think that the three books really are the beginning, middle and end of a story in separate books and I think they could have been condensed into one good book.

On a side note, I have actually managed to read all three books in less than 24 hours as I finished the third one at lunchtime today and didn't start the first one until early yesterday evening.