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Darker (Fifty Shades as Told by Christian #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  21,488 Ratings  ·  2,030 Reviews
E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.

Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his
Paperback, 546 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Vintage Books
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Kassandra Marie E.L James said hopefully 2017, but she gotta write the book first , but she did a little part of the book for Ana Birthday. But the latest is the…moreE.L James said hopefully 2017, but she gotta write the book first , but she did a little part of the book for Ana Birthday. But the latest is the beginning of 2018. I guess it all depends on how fast she writes the book and how long it will take to put it up for release. (less)

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Dec 17, 2016 marked it as never-in-my-life

I'm against burning books.
People should have access to any book they want. I'm just not sure what people would use this book for? I hope they rip out the pages and blow their noses or wipe their private parts because - to be honest - it's sad to see paper wasted like this, so at least they're putting it to good use in the end.

P.S.: Toilet paper has a better plot though AND isn't sexist so if you consider buying this or toilet paper always be safe and choose the latter.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!


Like many, Fifty Shades Darker is my favorite book in the trilogy. Because of this, I was nervous about reading this book. There are certain scenes I needed in Christian's POV, but they had to be done just right to satisfy me. I loved being in Christian's head, but it did feel a lot like reading the original over again. Not that it's a bad thing, I adore the original. I just wish we got a few new scenes from Christian's POV. I think that would have made this that much better! Overall, I
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
OMG this gave my fangirl heart all the feels! I can't wait for the movie to come out!

OMG Other book from Christian's pov

I am all over this

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This will be me when I get this book!!

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lol Can't wait !
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
➳Christian Grey never gets old, and reading everything from his point of view makes me love him much more...

➳Loved this story! Not much can be said about it since I already knew the story itself, but reading it from his perspective has been an enlighten touch to my adoration and love for this wonderful romance novel. I cannot wait to see the movie and hopefully read FREED in Christian's perspective in the future...

➳Thank you so much to Vintage publishing for providing an ARC in exchange for an
Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018
El siguiente libro de una serie que ya has comenzado.

"Her innate sensuality stems from her innocence: her willingness to experiment, and her ability to trust."


Leer este libro es como salir con tu ex novio, que te fue infiel.
El tipo de novio que siempre te trata mal, que sabes que no va cambiar, que tus amigos te critican por salir de nuevo con él, que te da pena decirle a tu familia que lo veras, que tú misma sabes que es malo para ti. Pero en ese momento que se
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
*****THREE STARS*****
{BR with Juanita}

I'm so disappointed that I didn't end up loving this book.
I have to be honest, I skimmed through most of it. Christian was too much of a sap and desperate for Ana's affections. Actually, the both of them with the same insecurities became monotonous. Christian was constantly afraid that Ana was going to leave him again and Ana was afraid she wasn't enough to keep him satisfied. I knew this from the original series but it seemed to be magnified in "DARKER".

Ninoska Goris
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Español - English

De esta serie se ha dicho demasiado, yo incluida, así que no hay mucho que abundar.

Pueden creer que el libro en español tiene casi 100 páginas de más con relación al de ingles? (88 para ser más exactos), pero disfruté cada una de ellas.

Me pareció fascinante estar nuevamente dentro de la cabeza de Christian Grey, sobretodo en este segundo libro que es mi favorito de la serie.

Christian Grey es una persona con serios problemas psicológicos y afectivos, pero aparenta una segurid
Sophia Triad
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
After I read this book and then I read a few reviews about this book,
I do not wish to write a review.

I just want to point out three things:

1. You never insult other readers/reviewers who like/love/adore a book/series that you hate. Please.
2. If you don't like the first book in the series and give a rating of 1 star, you don't have to read the second book in the series. Not much will change. So, obviously you will give 1 star again.
And if you don't like the second book in the series, you really
⊱ Poppy ⊰
Sep 20, 2016 marked it as i-need
Shelves: 2017-releases
DISCLAIMER: HATERS please stay away, I DON'T CARE what you think. I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!

Fifty Shades Darker from Christian's POV??? YES PLEASE!

E.L. James Ilysm! <3 lol
2017 Please come already..

Kelly (and the Book Boar)

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me five times? Hell to the nah.
This is book two in Christian's pov of the story Fifty Shades of Grey. I will admit that I have a terrible memory, so all the little details, and even a few scenes...I had totally forgotten, which meant it was almost like reading a new book. Of course, all of the main scenes...the ones that I absolutely will never ever forget....were in this book too! It is basically like reading the same exact book!!! There are no new scenes, just all of the same but in Christian's head...not Ana's. There were ...more
Since book 2 was my favorite out of the FSoG series, I just had to give this one from Christian's pov, a go. Not bad I must say, but just like with "Grey", I found there was too much repeated from the second book.

Sure we get Christian's thoughts, which I was very curious about, especially because of the parts with Elena and Leila, but for me it was still like reading the same book again...

November 28th ... can't wait for darker days ❤🖤

“Nothing turns out as I expect with Miss Anastasia Steele. Panic knots my stomach once more. Today, I have to negotiate a bigger deal.
I want her back.”
- Christian Grey

* * *
“She doesn’t really know me. She doesn’t know what I’m capable of, or why I do what I do. No one can love a monster, no matter how compassionate they are.”
- Christian Grey

* * *
“She’s been hovering at the edge of my consciousness all day, like a guardian angel. My guardian angel.
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Any idea when the third book comes?
Reading the book from Christians POV makes me hate Ana's POV even more because
Firstly these book don't focus on her inner goddess thank fuck for that
Secondly, its not all about the sex which is a relief.
Lastly, the inside of Christians head is SOOOOO much better. He is smarter, more mature and just its a bliss to read.

I'm actually looking forward to the third book in his POV.
This book is WAY better than Grey and FSoG because quite frankly only after reading
Mar 10, 2017 marked it as couldnt-pay-me-to-read-this
THERES MORE OF THEM?! No no no no no no no goodbye
♛ Jarusauskas
Sep 20, 2016 marked it as won-t-read
What?? Another 50SOG book?


Someone PLEASE has to tell this author to stop writing this crap! ASAP!
Trees are being cut down to print this shit ya know?

Save the planet: don't read this.
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2017
I devoured this book!!! What a beautiful, strong and brave book!! Ugh, it was so courageous. (Yup, I'm being sarcastic.) But I’m a HUGE fan of this series so I’m giving it an obligatory 5 stars. Judge away. LOL.
Gi's Spot Reviews
Awww... Mr. Grey....

Yep, I’m one of those full -on Fifty fans till the end, and with pride!

This series, like Twilight, changed my life, and I’ll forever be in debt with EL James for the whole new world she opened for this already bookworm. The genre became an absolute addiction, and for that I’ll always adore Christian and Anastacia’s Love story!

Darker, gave much more than I was expecting, and that’s saying a lot since I’ve read and know all the scenes from the original series by heart! I’m a
María Ángeles
Dec 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Este año me estoy coronando con mis mega-lecturas.
Para los detractores de la saga de 50 sombras, tengo que aclarar algunas cosas. Yo acepto y reconozco que en su día, me leí los tres libros de la trilogía del tirón. Que fue un hito en mi camino lector, pues nunca antes había leído nada parecido, y que esto marcó un rumbo en mis siguientes lecturas. Ahora que lo veo desde la distancia, no sé si fue para bien o para mal, pues últimamente no paro de herrar en mis elecciones; pero he de aclarar que
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Dec 18, 2016 marked it as not-for-me
Stacey is Sassy
The narrator helped me get through…

I have read, watched and now listened to this series. I surprisingly didn’t mind reading Grey even though it was a story retold. I was curious about Christian’s relationship with Eleanor and what makes him defend, befriend and provide for a child abuser. I found some questions were answered but there were things that I was still curious about. When Darker was released, I wasn’t jumping for joy and rushing to buy it. The cost factor put me off. I was also concer
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OK, what to say?
I love Fifty Shades. I've loved it since I read it in 2012. I didn't read the fanfic - I hate fanfics. ☺
I loved the first book in Christian's POV and I loved this one, but not as much.
Darker is my favorite of all three books, but Christian was so mushy in his book. So non-dominant, non-manly, non-CEO-ish. Not all the time, but he mostly was. His only thought throughout the book was his fear that Ana would leave him. And I know that he's so horribly scared of that, but it made the
Sarah Toussaint
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I am bored to death...
Will finish this later.
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
“Baby, you read me like one of your books; except I’m not the hero. I’ll never be the hero”.

"Nena, me lees como uno de tus libros; excepto que yo no soy el héroe. Yo nunca seré el héroe".

¿Qué puedo decirles? Creo que ya todos saben que la saga de Fifty Shades es uno de mis guilty pleasures. Me encanta que sean libros rápidos de leer, que me distraigan de absolutamente todo y que, además, no me atreva a leer fuera de mi casa. Oye, que daría muchísima pena que todo el mundo te mirara raro en el tr
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Muy buen libro, me gustó mucho más que Grey. Además se conocen nuevos detalles de la vida de Christian y de su familia, también tenemos una nueva perspectiva de lo que ya leímos en Cincuenta sombras más oscuras.
No veo la hora de leer el último :)
Geo Marcovici
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mi-a plăcut mult si povestea din punctul de vedere al lui Christian! După cum mă asteptam, aduce unele completări în povestea Anastasiei.
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Understanding what Christian thought and suffered through gives so much more meaning to the Fifty Shades series. E. L. James brings us into the mind of Mr. Grey, lets us feel his emotions and showed us just how insecure this man of control really is.

As Darker mimics Fifty Shades Darker, we find out just how desperate he was to get his Ana back and what he would do to keep her by his side. His emotions flow off the pages as he lets us see the innerworkings of his mind and his heart. He loved her,
Alaina Meserole
Now if I'm being honest.. I really didn't want to dive into this book. Like.. at all. I wanted zero part of this book and series because I just wanted it to be over! I will also say that I will probably dive back into the series.. because my star ratings are bullshit for every previous book. I think I based them off of how hilarious they were.. because I still have no idea how these books were published with the poor editing. Sorry for the people who actually like this kind of smut and seeing th ...more
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