Second time lucky. Preferred this book FAR MORE on my second attempt, once I pushed past the beginning. I found it quite choppy at times - jumping ahe...moreSecond time lucky. Preferred this book FAR MORE on my second attempt, once I pushed past the beginning. I found it quite choppy at times - jumping ahead constantly, and I'm not a fan of the multiple viewpoints... but. I did enjoy it. And I blazed through it, so Diana must have done something right. (less)
Okay, so that ending didn't end, well… anything. What the hell was that? There was no resolution to any of the problems. And sprouting off some inspir...moreOkay, so that ending didn't end, well… anything. What the hell was that? There was no resolution to any of the problems. And sprouting off some inspirational, symbolic crap about tearing down walls does not mean the story is over. WHERE WERE THE RESOLUTIONS?? To anything??
Considering how fantastic the first two books were, this book was a bit of a let down :(
And judging by all the other reviews, seems I'm not the only one annoyed by the really ridiculously vague ending that doesn't resolve jack. This book needs a part 2, stat. (less)
Reading this started as a novelty and mildly entertaining, and ended as reading just to get it over and done with already.
Repetitive and dull. There i...moreReading this started as a novelty and mildly entertaining, and ended as reading just to get it over and done with already.
Repetitive and dull. There is no real plot line. The problems that arise aren't real problems, or it's like once James has thought of something to mix things up, she doesn't actually know how to flesh it out into a believable, interesting and climactic issue… so within the next couple of pages, the problem is sorted. And then they just go back to having sex again.
I'm sick of reading "oh my" and "inner goddess" and "you're mine" and scoldy eyes and lip biting and groaning. HAVE SOME VARIETY. Or just stop writing. This should have stayed on fanfiction.net.
If I could give this half a star, I would.
I just saw that the third book is 500 pages long and I don't know if I can make it through that.
I think this book made me cringe more than Twilight :/ Stating the obvious: it started as fanfiction, so it obviously reads as fanfiction. The author...moreI think this book made me cringe more than Twilight :/ Stating the obvious: it started as fanfiction, so it obviously reads as fanfiction. The author feels the need to describe every little pointless detail - like the things Ana eats, what time she wakes up, repetitive thoughts, feelings and phrases… because let's be honest, she doesn't know what else to write to build her word count. Can you imagine what she wrote at the end of every chapter? "1000 likes and I'll write a 5000 word chapter next time, guys!"
The lack of thesaurus usage (oh, but when she uses one, she really uses one. Way to find the most obscure words in the suggestion list). The lack of any real plot, lack of a real climax (pun unintended. There were a lot of climaxes, obvs). Even the way the story ends, and it's obvious this little fanfic writer was thinking "yes! Ultimate devo ending! Now I can write BOOK TWO and all my fanfic.net fans will be begging me for more!"). The characters are flat and expected. Grey is all moody but sexy with a really dark past, Ana is a virgin but is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and has all the boys chasing her!! All the other characters have more life than these two.
But… let's call a spade a spade. At the end of the day, this book is absolutely mindnumbing, but sometimes we all need a little mindnumbing, a lot of cringing and a fuckload of laughs… not intended surely, but I'll take what I can get.
And I'm not gonna lie, I am reading the second one. Cos I can. We all know these two 1D characters are gonna end up together… I just want to see what other pointless crap James puts them through for 2 more books in order to finally get there. Plus surely the suspension cords are making a guest appearance soon, yeah? (less)