It sounded like a good idea to read the book. Well, it took some convincing for a bit before I thought, I should see what everyone is talking about. As a writer, I like to follow the trends, because one day maybe I'll have a book out there that I want people to read. Maybe. So why not? I had some money left over anyway, so I downloaded it to my nook and started it!
I should've known better. The same people who are obsessed with Twilight were raving about this book. Don't even get me started on my beef with Twilight.
And yes, I know Fifty Shades was based off of Twilight fan-fiction. Another red flag.
I made it 1/3 of the way into the book before I decided to put it aside and start reading a lovely historical novel that just arrived in the mail from Paperback Swap, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. That was a good book, by the way, I recommend it!
I have a beef with the writing.
I just couldn't get through it, that's what was holding me up. Sure, I could handle the sex and the silly plot line, because who doesn't like a bit of entertainment? But geez, the writing! As someone who sometimes studies the writing craft so my novels can be a little good, my eyes couldn't see past the blatant mistakes. The dialogue was annoying, the descriptions were over the top, and I'm pretty sure every writing "rule" was broken, but not in a good way.
But hey, good job for getting a book published! And not just one book, an entire series. I bet she's making bank.
I don't think I'll continue reading the book. I just don't want to. I have so many books on my list to read that I shouldn't force myself to read one I'm not excited about! I just wish I could get a refund on Nook books!