Fifty Shades Darker by EL James

July 11, 2012

Title : Fifty Shades Darker
Series : #2 of Fifty Shades Trilogy
Author : EL James
First Published : 2012
Publisher : Arrow Books
Pages : 532
Genre : romance, erotic, fiction, suspense
Extras : none
Price : £7.99 (IDR 115k)
Rating : 10/10

Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young enterpreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon, she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. A decision she can only make on her own.


Man, this Fifty Shades book is getting better and better and it's so fucking hard to put down (especially the last 4 chapters which make my cheeks burn as ever). I finished this book yesterday, in just a day! And finally, some depths and compromises added, thank you Mrs. James. Yes, there's still a lot of disturbing sex scenes (I start wondering, do they even get tired?), but thank God, most of them come short so that I had no hard feeling of skipping them.

Fity Shades Darker indeed is darker as it told, as whole darker sides of Christian revealed. We get to see more of Christian's fucked up past that makes him the way he is now, and it does answer a lot of questions we have about him since the first book. I am pleased to see that this book finally has a story, rather than just kinky sex all the time. I'm also glad to see the characters' development, moreover the apperance of new expected characters along with their own darkest sins (Mrs. Robinson for instance, man I want to slap that bitch). And finally, other romance besides Ana and Grey, very sweet and refreshing. Not to mention the reappearance of flirty emails Grey and Ana send to each other (their sexy flirtatious email is my favorite part of the book actually), as Christian keep bossily saying, "USE YOUR BLACKBERRY" Oh how sexy of him!

The relationship Ana and Grey have -the whirlwind romance, mind-blowing sex and over the top sweetnes is finally progressing, as they begin to understand each other, making compromises and knowing each other further. Their relationship is one relationship to die for (seriously, I can't help but blushing and biting my thumb whenever they flirt to each other). Grey is still as bossy-control freak-over protective-possessive as ever, but when Ana slowly begins to break his boundaries, there's the other side of him, the vulnerable and soften Christian, the mentally hurt and broken Christian. Admit it, besides his wealth, his sweetness and his heartbreaking look, his vulnerability is one thing that makes us fall for him at the first place, as we like to cure his pain somehow and make him 'real'. And I love Ana more in this book, as she getting braver and wiser. I love the fact that she dares to say no to Christian and she understands her boundaries, kudos to her for that. But, her doubtful mind over herself and Christian is bothering me. I mean, why can't just accept everything? You have that gorgeous multi-jillionaire already!

Bottom line, I enjoy this book more than I enjoy the first one. 50 Shades Darkes simply offers story and depth that the first book slightly offers. The progress of Grey-Ana's relationship is one thing to catch up for and it's sweet as ever! I really recommend you to read this book, because whenever you hold this book, blush on is no longer needed.

ps : I'm currently reading the latest book of the trilogy (Fifty Shades Freed) and I can't wait to share my opinions to you!
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