Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey #1

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Series: First book in the trilogy of the Fifty Shades series
Pages:(dutch edition) 526

After a long time not wanting to read this book, I finally caved. 
I want to know why this is such a hype and all these women love this so much.  It is a best-seller in numerous countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. 

The book is intended for mature audiences, so don't read it unless your an adult ;)

The synopsis
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

I didn't expect anything from this book to be honest. The only thing I had was that I hoped it wouldn't be violent, because I don't like that at all. I never read a book like this before, so i don't really know what to expect.

So, fifty shades of grey..it's a very interesting story. Ana is a pretty insecure women when it comes to sex, never had a relationship or any experience at all. When she meets Christian Grey she's blown away by this good-looking and charming man.  She thinks a lot about the question: how can someone like  HIM even like me?  I think that's a question many can relate to in some stage of life. It gives the book a realistic feel. 

The story shows how someone can be mesmerized by another and goes beyond her own ways of thinking and acting. Ana experiences a lot of different emotions and it's a bit like a roller-coaster.  
I like Ana's personality. She likes to make her own decisions and she's not afraid to tell what's on her mind. When she's with Christian she becomes a different girl, which is also realistic and can happen when you fall in love. 
I also liked how the plot developed and the connection that Ana and Christian have got more and more complicated along the way. I can't say anything specific cause then I'll spoil some of it and I don't want to do that!

I liked reading this story, and it grabs you. I read it pretty fast, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. That's always a good sign :)

I'm gonna rate Fifty Shades of grey with: 

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A little haul #1

I went to the bookstore today, o how I love that place. 
Unfortunately I have a tiny bookstore in my hometown, so they often don't have the books I'm looking for. I need to go to the bigger malls to get the books I want.
But...this time they had a couple I liked, and some really cheap ones.
So of course I couldn't resist.
I only bought 3 books, so it's not going to be a big haul( more a tiny one).

The first books I bought were the  5th and 6th books in the House of Night series.
I read the first four books, and like it so far. The story gets more and more interesting when you read more books in the series. I did a review on the first four books, to read those, click here.

So I bought:

And last but not least, I finally bought City of Bones!! So happy :) I saw it on the shelf in the store and it was only 5 euros!! Normally a book is between 10-17 euros so I'm very happy with that :)
This is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series written by Cassandra Clare.

I'm really curious about all three books, especially City of Bones.

Did you bought any books recently? Which books did you buy and why did you choose them? Let me know!