Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3) by Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside–but he’s not alone. It seems the entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe, ostensibly to care for their matriarch but truly to stake claim on the massive fortune that Su Yi controls. 

With each family member secretly fantasizing about getting the keys to Tyersall Park–a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore–the place becomes a hotbed of intrigue and Nicholas finds himself blocked from entering the premises. 

As relatives claw over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by his ex-wife–a woman hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to billionaire Jack Bing, finds a formidable opponent in his fashionista daughter, Colette.

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Well that’s it. The final novel in the Crazy Rich Asians series. I’m super excited to (hopefully) see this novel turned into a film. I think it will look incredible on screen with a totally outrageous cast of characters.

So much family drama as grandma, Su Yi, is on her deathbed. The family fortune is up in the air as each family member fights to be on Su Yi’s good side. There was lots of surprises as this plot was unfolding.

Like the previous novel, Nick and Rachel take a back seat as the more colourful cast shines. Astrid, Kitty, Su Yi and Eddie each have their own storylines and they were quite enjoyable and of course over the top.

I’m not a huge fan of the ending. I feel like a couple of points were missing to fully wrap up the novel. Also side note on one couple getting together in the end, did I miss something? Or did Kwan just throw them together randomly??

3 calculators out of a potential 5. Overall, I enjoyed this trilogy. It’s light, it’s funny and just so over the top with crazy rich Asians!


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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor. 
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

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What a fun novel! This reminds me so much of Gossip Girl, but without the teenage drama. There was lots of talk about money – who has the most money, how much everything costs and what is everyone buying with their money.

My favourite part of the novel was that the focus wasn’t all on Nick and Rachel. I like them together, but they were too normal. I enjoyed the secondary characters – Astrid, Eleanor  and Goh Peik. Sure they were a bit annoying and focused a lot on their money, but they made things so interesting. I liked reading their parts and seeing what would happen in their storylines.

I’m interested to read what happens in the next 2 novels and I will have to check out the movie coming out in a couple weeks!

4 calculators out of a potential 5. I enjoyed it – it’s trashy, it’s fun! It’s always nice to take a break and take a look into the world of the super rich!


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