Katiebird Reviews: Fifty Shades Darker and Freed by E.L. James

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Fifty Shades Darker

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Fifty Shades Freed

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

I know that it seems pretty late in the game to write a review for these books, but it had been years since I had read them. When I reread the first book before the movie came out, I didn’t expect to become so attached to the characters again. Seeing them portrayed so well on the big screen just reinforced that feeling. I left the book I had started, to reread both Darker and Freed, because I just couldn’t focus. I needed to finish the journey started…

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Katiebird Reviews: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

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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.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

With the movie coming out next week, *happy dance* I was compelled to reread the first book of this amazing series that I fell in love with so long ago. Since I wasn’t a part of this blog when the books came out, I thought I would share my thoughts.

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Win Tickets to the Fifty Shades First on TODAY event in NYC!!! #OfficialFifty

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I am beyond excited to announce that as part of #OfficialFifty we are hosting a giveaway for a pair of tickets to the FIFTY SHADES FIRST on TODAY event in New York City the morning of Friday, Feb 6, 2015.

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#OfficialFifty GIVEAWAY!!! Squeeeeeeeee…

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Guess what peeps?!?

We have an #OfficialFifty giveaway for you to enter. Woot! Woot!

Curious? Interested? Want it NOW?

Then keep reading…

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Man Candy Monday: Nick Bateman as Miles Archer?!? Hell YES!

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So, on Friday I was reading Colleen Hoover‘s post…the one titled Ugly Love + Nick Bateman= Everything, and HOLY SHIZZ did I get excited. I would flove to see Ugly Love be made into a movie, and Nick Bateman as Miles Archer would be effing awesome!!! Nick is one seriously hot guy, and after due dilligence…I looked at TONS of his available photo’s…I thought I’d share a few of my faves with you for this Man Candy Monday

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NEW TRAILER: Fifty shades of Grey!!! #OfficialFifty

THE WAIT IS OVER!

Today is the day! OMG! I hear Twitter screaming! Facebook cheering! Relentless notifications from everyone that is eagerly waiting for the 2nd official Fifty Shades trailer! YAY!

So without further ado…

Mr. Grey will see you now.

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Bookish Temptations Is #OfficialFifty!!!

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We got some FABULOUS news yesterday that we want to share, shout, and squeeeeeeeeee about…we’ve been selected to be part of #OfficialFifty  

OMG people!!!

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Sundays In Bed With…Christian Grey

”What book boyfriend is in your bed this morning?”

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Top Ten Tuesday with Elena: Favorite Movie Adaptations of Classics

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is about classics and bloggers could spin the topic however they liked. I chose to talk about my Top Ten Movie Adaptations of Classic Novels. I personally love classics, and I think they’re really worth the read. They have so much to offer and there’s no more thought-provoking book than a classic… They have also inspired so many contemporary writers, and no matter which period we live in, classic novels are evergreen.

This is proved by the many movie adaptations of these books. Some of them are spectacular and stay true to the classic and its characters. Some others end up leaving out important themes and crucial scenes, sometimes because of the running time, sometimes because some directors favor sceneries and the visual impact instead of the actual story.

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