I have a fever.
And the only prescription is more book lovin’!
I love everything about books. The sci-fi, fantasy, young adult and bestseller fiction. Not to mention my secret affair with cheesy romance novels. I can’t help myself!
I just finished these three books and I’m already itching for some more.
I devoured The Hunger Games in two days, Fifty Shades took me about the same. City of Bones has been work in progress for me- not sure if I’m going to continue with the trilogy, though. It was just a little too juvenile for my taste.
Speaking of juvenile, this would be a perfect time to discuss Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the book everyone’s talking about. This is the steamy “mommy porn” novel has jumped to the top of the bestseller lists so I had to get a copy to see what it was about. After all… I’m not the type to turn down a steamy novel. *wink
I went into this story expecting to be blown away and I was, instead, completely floored that it was going viral. The writing style was juvenile, the characterization stripped almost exactly from the Twilight series, and the entire premise was overall ridiculous. Sure, the steamy scenes were hot. However, I found that the author took the kinkery a little too far for my taste. And the blatant product pushing and absurd amount of money the main character, Christian Grey, had was eye-rolling. And if I hear that girl talk through her “inner goddess” one more time my eyes might roll right out of my head. Needless to say, it was very disappointing.
That didn’t stop me from reading all three books, though.
*hangs head in shame*
If I have any sort of connection with a character then I simply must see that character through to the end. I just couldn’t put those books down until I knew more about Christian Grey, the troubled millionaire. I am almost embarrassed to admit it.
There is one thing I can tell you if you’re thinking of forking over the outrageous $9.99 for the first book, there are better books out there if you’re looking for something a little racy to read during your bubble bath. I’ll be doing a little research and let you in on my favorites soon…
One good thing did come out of my wasted two days… and that’s the renewed optimism that if one crazy lady writing Twilight fanfiction can get three book deals, instant fame and a multi-million dollar movie offer then I definitely still have a chance!
Next up on my list is The Night Circus. I can’t wait!
What are you reading that I should put on my list next?