July 5, 2015

Series Sunday: Grey as Told by Christian

(Fifty Shades #4)

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"It's obvious this is her first love. Books." ~ pg. 43

My Series Sunday pick is Grey, the fourth book in the Fifty Shades series by E.L. James, told from Christian's point of view. Yes, curiosity got me. I buddy read it with a couple friends, live tweeted and posted my thoughts on Goodreads as I read along. Where to begin? Oh, where to begin?

The sub-dom/erotic/damaged love story of Ana and Christian is finally told in Grey's own words, thoughts, reflections and dreams. The story is retold from the moment Ana literally stumbles and falls into his office to his conflicted emotions through their arrangement. We finally see why Grey enjoys pleasurable pain and what his nightmares are really about.

I have wanted to read Christian's point of view since the first Fifty Shades book. There was much more to his back story than what he shared with Anastasia. I felt he was holding back more truths, past hurts, nightmare details and the intensity of his feelings.

"Nothing wrong with consumption—after all, it drives what's left of the American economy." ~ pg. 21

Hey, I can't even be mad at E.L. James for capitalizing on the Fifty Shades phenomenon. She has given "soccer moms" and the like a trilogy to fill the void and add excitement to their lives, even if it is through fiction of pages. This fresh new take on the entire story was just the fix needed to complete the Fifty Shades series...if it would've been released years ago. Now? It just proves Grey really is fifty shades of fucked up.

Share your thoughts if you've read or currently reading Grey.

Title: Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
Author: E.L. James
Published: June 2015
Pages: 405
Edition: eBook
Challenge: Popsugar Color in the Title
Rating: ♥♥♥



  1. Have you read the original trilogy? I read this book first, and was surprised that he didn't seem as abusive as everyone made him about to be! Anastasia seemed a lot more head-strong than I thought she'd be too. Do you have a different opinion on this, if you have read all of them?


    1. Yes, I read the original trilogy and it was nice to finally read the same story from Grey's point of view. But after reading this, Grey seems even more damaged. I don't like him anymore.