EL James and Vintage Books announce that a full length novel of Christian Grey’s perspective of Fifty Shades of Grey—Grey—will be released Thursday, June 18. Get details and pre-order your copy today.
One of the best parts of being a Fifty fangirl is that EL James if a fangirl too (just read her Twitter bio)! So, it’s no surprise that she would be sympathetic to our repeated and fervent calls for Christian’s perspective of the events that unfold in the Fifty Shades of Grey saga. Well, EL heard us, and has fulfilled our wishes! Earlier today on social media, she announced that she will release a new version of FSoG from Christian’s point of view titled Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian. Very appropriately, Grey will be released in a few weeks on June 18, Christian’s birthday.
In fact, EL dedicates the book to “those readers who asked…and asked…and asked…and asked for this.”
In a press release on her website, EL shared more about her decision:
“Christian is a complex character, and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations and his troubled past. Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story. It’s been a great pleasure to return to my happy place — writing, being with Christian and Ana in their universe, and working with the fantastic team at Vintage.”
EL’s editor Anne Messitte shared the same sentiments:
“Fifty Shades of Grey is a love story that has enthralled readers in a way that few books have, and when Erika mentioned to me that she wanted to explore Christian’s viewpoint and re-open the story, I was incredibly excited for her and for her readers. This book has all the compelling attributes of its predecessors, and I can’t wait for Fifty Shades fans to experience the work again from a perspective they have long desired.”
Grey will be available in ebook and paperback formats and you can already pre-order your copy HERE!
So, what do you think? I’m always excited about alternative POV stories, and it will be particularly interesting in the case of FSoG. As he sees it, what are the origins of Christian’s dark desire to exercise control in ALL things? How does he come to realize that Ana is the one, and is Christian really as aloof as she perceives? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
Check out the cover below and make sure to share your thoughts in comments!
See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.
In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
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