Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3) by E. L. James

Fifty Shades Darker ends with a mystery person spying on Christian and Ana at their new house that they will renovated. Fifty Shades Freed starts during their honeymoon and does weird flashbacks, so it is like honeymoon-wedding-honeymoon-earlier in the get the idea. I was not a big fan of it and in general did not enjoy this book as much as the other ones. Anyway...immediately after they get home to Seattle after their honeymoon, they are being chased by a mystery woman for whatever reason. Ana manages to lose them, but it is soon discovered that the fire that occurred at GEH during their honeymoon was not an accident, but indeed arson. Who could be causing all these problems and why? Do they have anything to do with Charlie Tango going down? Most of this book is focused on Christian and Ana's relationship while it grows and normalizes after they are married. Other subplots occur (I will not ruin them by talking about them), but all in all, I felt like it was a weak book to end the series.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker

In The Age of Miracles, we meet Julia who is experiencing the slowing of the turning of the earth. The days are gradually getting longer with interesting consequences: birds start falling from the sky, people create "earth day" communes (instead of living on 24 hour "clock time"), and gravity sickness. Things slowly dissolve into chaos with the government instituting clock time, limiting personal power use (since the crops have to have sunlamps since the nights get to be so long), and trying to figure out how to bring back the astronauts stuck in the space station. In Julia's personal life, she is experiencing the coming-of-age challenges of first bras, first loves, and keeping her father's infidelity from her mother. I thought this was an interesting premise for a book, but the ending left me wanting.