Fifty Shades of Twilight

Alright.  So I recently finished reading the Fifty Shades of Grey Series; and overall, I enjoyed reading the books.  Now, despite that bit of pleasure, I have SOME issues with the books.  My biggest upset being that the series is ridiculously similar to Twilight.  It seems like James watched True Blood-for the kinky sex, read Twilight-for the love triangle and x-ed out the vampires and other magical folk.  I could literally make a side by side list of the two book series’ and show you all the similarities, big events (Seattle, really?) and small details–Bella’s ring was vintage and oval, just like Ana’s ring is oval.  I might seem overly picky, but as a Twilight fan, it just seemed too similar to be coincidence.  Of course, I’ve never published a book, so my opinion is just a speck in the big ocean of critics.

I do give James props for bringing back the erotic novel.  Everybody knows that people are reading dirty books under the radar, so a big round of applause for bringing them back into the mainstream.  And yes, I have spent serious quality time browsing pictures of movie stars to see who is worthy of being my yummy Christian Grey.  His character was clever and captivating.  Ana was interesting to follow as well, but since I was seeing Bella the entire time, not as fun to read as Christian.  I would love to read the story from his perspective!

There’s my two cents for the day.  Now reading Game of Thrones–yes I am so behind!