Also a page turner. I read "Grey" in about 2 days, and I may have read "Darker" in even less time. I actually paid more money for "Darker" specificall...moreAlso a page turner. I read "Grey" in about 2 days, and I may have read "Darker" in even less time. I actually paid more money for "Darker" specifically because, after "Grey" I didn't want to wait for "Darker" to be restocked at the bookstore where I normally shop.
While "Grey" addresses a lot of emotions and pretty good character development, I think "Darker" is even better at that. The characters we see evolving in "Grey" evolve even further in "Darker". In my head, while I was reading, it's almost as if they started appearing older to me, because they matured emotionally. I can't really say much more about "Darker" than I did about "Grey" - I kind of want to wait until I'm done with "Freed" to do a whole review. But I'm really enjoying all of them. Pleasantly surprised.
This book was an automatic page-turner. I really had no idea what to expect, since I had heard so many things, and as usual, I was late to the craze....moreThis book was an automatic page-turner. I really had no idea what to expect, since I had heard so many things, and as usual, I was late to the craze. I think I read it in about 2 days.
If you've ever been a shy, insecure, inexperienced 20-something, you will find a home in this book. I can't say I was able to empathize with the BDSM part of the book, but you know what? It really wasn't that big a theme, at least where I was concerned. I think what I appreciate most about this book (and the series) is that you get to watch the characters grow and change together. They are completely different in "Grey" than they are in "Freed".
I was able to lose myself easily in this book, both in terms of time, and in terms of emotion. I laughed, I cried, I felt their stress and confusion. Why did I cry? Well, because I was able to FEEL the same things they did, and many of the emotions Anastasia felt were ones I have felt, too. Her emotions helped me address my own. I know that's a lot to expect from a book, but it's true.
It's not the most well-written book you'll ever read, and the scenes are often the same. The wording is often very similar from one scene to the next. But take it for what it's worth. I really loved it. (less)
This book was pretty awesome; in fact, when I started reading the first page, I had no clue it was going to be narrated by a dog. As a dog lover, that...moreThis book was pretty awesome; in fact, when I started reading the first page, I had no clue it was going to be narrated by a dog. As a dog lover, that method of narration really appealed to me, and now, when I look at my dog, I wonder, "what are you thinking?"
I love the easygoing, carefree, and humorous writing style. I find myself laughing at things Chet says, because they remind me of things my own dog does - for example, when he mentions that his lip gets caught on his teeth. That happens to my dog all the time, and it's the most adorable thing. I always laugh at her when she does it :-)
These books are the type of books that you love the one you're reading, but you can't help but start looking forward to the next one. They are a true chronicle of the unbreakable bond between a guy and his dog, the kind so many of us have with our pets - and they're related in the most humorous way, which makes them even better! Even during the tense moments, when they're separated, you feel that their friendship will get them back together again. I recommend these books to EVERYONE! (less)