Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

◆ Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
◆ Read October 2012
◆ English Edition
❝ 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 have never suffered so much while reading a book, wishing so badly it was over already. And no, it's not even because of the erotica. I'm still wondering how the hell this got published, why it has become a bestseller and why it is commonly listed as "a great love story".

I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey because I had read a lot of reviews about it and was kind of curious what had gotten people so worked up. So I decided to give it a try, intending to have a good laugh about it if it did turn out to be as horrible as I'd heard. And guess what? Even a good laugh was impossible.

Review: Minutes to Midnight

◆ Minutes to Midnight by H.R. Jackson
◆ Read October 2012
◆ English Audiobook Edition
❝ Mythics: Creatures and beings of legend, possessing extraordinary abilities. Morgan, an Amazonian outcast, and Dirk, a Viking courtesan, must work together to find out who is behind the rash of random Mythic transformations before chaos grips the city of Las Vegas. Sword and sorcery combined, they must race against the coming maelstrom before what happens in Vegas...changes everything.❞
It's been an incredibly long time since I've last been extremely excited about a book series, the last time being because of the Harry Potter series. And then this book comes along and does exactly that: making me anticipate the next one in the series.

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