I listened to the whole Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, drawn in by the hype from the movie because I needed to know about the difference between the movie and the book. And even through right now we only have the first movie (since the rest of the movies have taken their sweet time to come out) I feel great about this series because I loved it. So here we are, dealing with the last book, Rich People Problems, and yes, I feel a bit melancholic about finishing yet another series this year.
If you haven't checked this series out, I reccoment you read my Crazy Rich Asians review to get you started.
Keep reading if you're caught up and want to know why this is a finale you don't want to miss.
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel featuring a family driven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture-gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.
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. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim to their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on sixty-four prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas' childhood home turns into a hotbed of backbiting and intrigue. As Su Yi's relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell-bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship. Meanwhile, Kitty Pong, married to China's second richest man, Jack Bing, still feels upstaged by her new stepdaughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing.
In this sweeping tale that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong's most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace that is caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan hilariously reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.
Rich People Problems was a grand conclusion to the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. It didn't disappoint in its level of drama, but there was so much more in this book than just rich people being extra.
In this third installment, two years from the events in China Rich Girlfriend. Nicky decides to travel to Singapore because his grandmother is dying, and the urgency to make amends puts in motion an emotional journey that truly tests family bonds. Astrid is dealing with a messy divorce and trying to find peace amid public and private drama. Kitty on the other hand, tries her best to fit into society, now married to Colette's father. And Colette is living her best life but it somehow interferes with Kitty's happiness.
Family gathers in Tyersall Park, and there are lots of theatrics that make the plot interesting. We get to learn so much about Nick's grandmother through flashbacks and journals inherited to Nick.
Because it's the conclusion to the series and all the plot lines, many things happen, but I loved the ending how the ending brought everything together perfectly.
Overall, I loved the series and I think it's best listening to the audiobook because the narrator does an excellent job capturing everyone's voices and pronouncing the foreign words I could never do.
My rating: 5/5 stars
Here is all the info for Rich People Problems:
Reading Challenge No.: 20/45
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Length: 16h 2m
Series or Standalone? #Series - Crazy Rich Asians # 3
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