Review: Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James

This post may contain some NSFW content. 

Hello! It’s been a little while… (just like 5 months or so), but I’m back, baby, and better than ever. This time around, I decided to read the Fifty Shades trilogy. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading this series. It was actually quite odd how much I liked this series, being a non-heterosexual human that isn’t very involved in the sexual business (aside from self-gratifying experiences ;)). I found this series to be the bomb diggity. It was enjoyable, enticing, erotic, and exceptionally romantic.

Alright, nitty-gritty time. The books are definitely for mature audiences. Keep that in mind. There is an overwhelmingly large amount of sex in the book. Our main characters, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, literally cannot seem to keep their hands off of each other. It’s a little disgusting to me, but at the same time, I can’t help but squeal.

Bottom line, Ana (which she vehemently says in the books that she prefers to be called) is your typically shy, book-loving girl that is often the protagonist in romantic novels/movies. She’s never been in a relationship before, hasn’t done anything sexual before, and, of course, falls for the handsome Christian Grey (a sadist, as you probably already know). Basically, boy likes girl. Girl likes boy. Boy likes to use whips and chains. Girl is willing to try for boy. They fall in love. Typical love story, right?

But actually though, they can be so fucking cute at times that my heart would ache. Whenever Christian wasn’t being a little, angry turd-butt, he could say some of the sweetest things (which was totally out of character for him). I would literally be sitting there, with my hands on my cheeks, grinning from ear to ear while reading.

It obviously has its similarities to Twilight, given that it was originally a fanfic about Edward and Bella IS AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF BEAUTIFUL WORK THAT JUST SHARES SIMILARITIES (kind of a lot). I needed the “shouty capitals,” as the protagonists would say. Regardless, Christian and Ana have evolved into their own types of characters. Sure, they resemble Edward and Bella, but they also resemble themselves in that they are clearly different. Maybe I am biased because I loved reading this series so freaking much. Do I care? Not a chance!

Being a homosexual male who is not too sexually interested in the world, I found it quite strange that the erotic scenes in these novels were getting me so aroused. I want to say it is because of the sensuality of how Ana describes each scene (there were plenty of times where I did gag though). When I watched the movie, I felt nothing in terms of arousal. That’s okay though! I still enjoy its entertainment qualities.

BONUS: When I began writing this, I was in the midst of reading Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian. Let me tell you how freaking awesome it was! He’s so messed up! They throw that at you throughout the entire series, so reading it firsthand was pretty exciting. However, he is so much naughtier and grosser than she is. It’s actually quite shocking. It’s like every other page, if he isn’t “fucking her hard,” he’s thinking about it in a million different ways. Darker, which is the second book from his perspective, comes out November 28, and you can bet your butt I will be pre-ordering.

Fifty Shades was a lovely series to read, and I wish I had read them when I was younger and they were more popular. At the same time, I don’t because I was less mature and I don’t know if my mental capacity would have been strong enough to bear these books and the eroticism that comes with. In short, I love this series. 10/10 would recommend (it’s really 4/5 in terms of actual rating, but let me dream)! Catch ya later! Hopefully not in another 5 months 😉

Have you read Fifty Shades? Do you like the “kinky fuckery”? Let me know in the comments!

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