Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Fifty Shades Trilogy


FIFTY SHADES DARKER by E L James
Released: April 17, 2012

"A fun summer read—not the best thing you've ever read, not the worst, but not to be taken too seriously."
Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey move into a deeper, more committed relationship, impacting her fledgling publishing career and placing them both in physical and emotional danger. Read full book review >
FIFTY SHADES FREED by E L James
Released: April 17, 2012

"The Fifty Shades trilogy ends with a lot of action, emotional tension and flashes of enlightenment; fans will be satisfied that all's well that ends well in the Grey house...er, mansion."
Ana and Christian get married, but continued physical and emotional threats, as well as Christian's need for control, mitigate their bliss. Read full book review >
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by E L James
Released: April 3, 2012

"While the book is not especially well-executed, James has tapped into a female sexual and psychological curiosity that can be disturbing if taken too seriously, but is somewhat fun and entertaining in the imagination stage."
Innocent girl meets billionaire boy with some serious issues; they fall for each other anyway, but is attraction enough to overcome his need for control and her need for independence? Read full book review >