E. L. James - Fifty Shades of Grey [Fifty Shades #1]

Title : Fifty Shades of Grey
Series : Fifty Shades #1
Author : E. L. James
Genre : Contemporary and Erotica Romance

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.

Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

This is the first time I wrote review for erotica romance, BDSM actually. If you don't know what it is stand for, BDSM is Bondage Dominant Submissive Masochism. The sex scene include something like rope, cuffs, flogging, spanking, etc. So, if you don't like such things, better to avoid this kinda story. You've been warned!

Note: When I read this book and determine the rating, I feel confused. This story made me love and hate at the same time. But, I'll go with the love part. Hahahahaa..

This is fanfiction of Twilight Saga (Stephanie Meyer) due to several characters which have same characteristic. For example Edward and Christian, dazzling, dark, wish they could know what their girlfriend thinking of, from the first time always said "Don't get near me.... I'm not the suitable man for you", etc.

While Isabella "Bella" Swan and Annastasia "Ana" Steele due to their clumsy, easy to get flush, pale, fall in love with a man out of their league, etc. Got the similarities? Good.

First, I read Twilight Saga and I'm afraid I'm not the kind of reader who like "dazzling" main lead. Second, I hate shabby characters. No offense Robert Pattinson lovers..

To my point of view, this novel is different, different world, different style, and different characters. How should I put it? Christian is more bossy, a control freak forever, dominant, he does something because he can (and he has the money like Roarke - JD Robb In Death series), and protective.

Ana, on the other hand, although she is clumsy, she is stubborn. She won't let Chris spent his money on her, she felt like a whore if he did that. I like the way they argue each other on this. Hehehehehe... What I hate from her was when Chris did this kinky, she just went with it then hate it the next seconds. Arghhhh.. If you didn't like it, just find the door to go away >,<

The characters which James built are more down to earth, I can connect to them, feel the same way, and also get thump when Chris has this "gaze" to Ana. But NOT when he went to his "other" side character!

What I like the most is when they chat to each other via email or blackberry, they made me laugh. I can imagine what face they made when they wrote it down. Also when Chris gave things such as Mac, Blackberry, Audi car, gliding with Ana, I felt a little envious. He is sweet and adorable yet "sick". His sickness soul is what I hate from him, how could he did those things to a woman?

On the end, James gave me a heartbreaking. Hikssss.... I understood why Ana chose to leave and I hope the installment book which I will read soon after To Scotland with Love (Karen Hawkins), will satisfy me.

Overall, this is a good story, even if the author throw the sex scene away. If you choose to read this book, better you have cool air. This book is hot.

Happy reading, Guys! Sorry for the grammar =P

Fifty Shades series:
#1 Fifty Shades of Grey
#2 Fifty Shades Darker
#3 Fifty Shades Freed


  1. this trilogy has been recommended to me since new year,but still haven't got the nerve to read it :(

    1. @rie: try the first-third chapter, if you don't like it, then stop..
      I had no interest at first because of goodreads reviewers who said this book only about sex. But if you just skip that "part" and focus on the story, you'll get entertained ^^

  2. katanya buku ke 2nya masih mendingan. :D

    1. buku kedua baru setengah halaman..
      overall, better sih emang.. lebih ke cara Chris mengubah sikapnya ^^
      dan tentunya para sub C yang mulai mengganggu..

    2. yup yup. hahaha. tapi pas aku baca fifty shades lebih lancar daripada baca midnight sun (banyak dilompat2in terutama yg bikin merinding) haha.

    3. @Jess: midnight sun yang mana ceritanya apa?

  3. publisher Indonesianya apa ya mbak????

    1. bukan, ini masih terbitan luar.. tapi kalo mo cari bukunya udah ada di kinokuniya (lirik goodreads Ren), gak mungkin diterjemahin ke Indo kayaknya.. banyak adegan yang dicut ntar =P

  4. Waduhh...padahal udah nunggu diterbitin di Indonesia :'(

    1. gak mungkin diterbitin dalam bahasa Indo, banyak adegan "panas".. Hahahahah..

    2. Hi! great review you had here

      hehe, setuju, ga mungkin diterbitin kecuali siap dicekal. genre yang terlalu taboo untuk orang indonesia.

      I adore their chat via email & BB, definitely hilarious moments of this book.

    3. @Adis: thanks a lot ^^
      iya, aku suka banget chat mereka via email dan BB, kocak banget dan Chris so sweet abis...