Book Review

Grey by E.L. James (Spoiler free review)

Title: GreyGREY

Author: E.L. James

Pages: 559

Publisher: Vintage

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences. (Goodreads)


I gave this book starsstarsstars/ 5 stars. I really liked being inside of Christian’s head. I enjoyed getting to know his back ground and getting a better understanding to why he enjoyed being in control. However, I felt like there was not enough flash backs or back story on Christian. I didn’t think that it was necessary to retell the story of “50 Shades of Grey”, word for word from a male perspective. I would recommend this book as a stand alone or wait sometime after you finish the series to dive into it.  The ending did leave off on a cliff hanger and even though I know what is going to happen I would love to have the story retold from his point of view.  I found this book to be more enjoyable than the first because Ana didn’t seem to be as whinny as she was in “50 Shades of Grey”. But, then again Christian did feel like Ana was perfect.

If you want to read my in depth discussion you can check it out here.(BEWARE: It contains spoilers.)



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