Rich People Problems | Review

Shang Su Yi is on her deathbed, and Tyersall Park is on lockdown. 

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Having read and enjoyed the first two books, I could not WAIT to sink my teeth into the exploits of my favorite family. Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend had such spot-on characters that I still remember fondly. By the third book, Nick, Rachel, Astrid, Charlie, Kitty, and Ollie had started to feel like old friends (and frenemies). A fifth into the book, I am already hoping for Astrid's happy ending and wondering if Nick and Rachel will ever reconcile with Nick's estranged grandmother.

Kevin Kwan
April 19 2017
Ebook | NetGalley
April 21 2017
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Crazy Rich Asians,
Book Three

Diving into the book, you immediately get that feeling of being swept up in the story as we learn that Shang Su Yi is dying. The entire family flies in (on their private jets, of course) to say their goodbyes, make their peace and cement their claims on the family fortune. Nick, the beloved grandson who was once thought to inherit it all is banned from the house. Astrid, the favorite granddaughter who is facing the social media scandal of the century is also discouraged from visiting her grandmother. As the drama continues to unfold inside the walls of beautiful Tyersall Park, Kitty Pong (now Mrs. Jack Bing) lives in luxurious splendor but faces steep competition from her stepdaughter, Colette. 

The characters continue to be just as over the top as in the previous books, with the story picking up a few years after the end of the last book, China Rich Girlfriend. In typical Kevin Kwan fashion, we are immersed in the colorful descriptions of lavish luxurious lifestyles and over the top opulence with brand names scattered all throughout the pages. There are noticeably more food references in this book as compared to the others, in fact, the meals were described so deliciously it made me want to eat dinner thrice in one day! Expect a lot of great family drama, laugh out loud moments and even some eye-rolling ridiculousness - mostly centered around Eddie. 

I'm not going to do anything ridiculous like mention who gets Tyersall Park in the end but I will say that this book gave me a lot to think about. My favorite parts of the book were about Su Yi's past and I was also pleasantly surprised to see glimpses of humanity in a few of the characters. The only downside is that I missed seeing Rachel in the book, she did not have as strong a presence now as she did in the past. Her character had so much to offer in the first two books and I feel that she is just Nick's main for of support in this one, which is a pity since there were some scenes with Kitty that I feel was not needed to move the story along. I am holding out for a fourth book because Rachel's character was just so -blah- that I feel she needs redemption, maybe as a young mother with overbearing in-laws? Who knows, perhaps Eleanor will visit New York and babysit! Won't that be fun?

Rich People Problems is by far one of the best reads I've had this year, it's outrageous, but also very unexpected. I am not ready to let these characters go, so I will be joining the horde of fans waiting with bated breaths for the movie, and a fourth book! 

I can't wait for you guys to enjoy this book as much as I did, let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Rich People Problems releases in just 7 days!! Don't dawdle, don't think -- go grab your copies now.

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• I received an advanced reader's copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion •

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