Title: Crazy Rich Asians (#1)
Author: Kevin Kwan
Published: June 11th, 2013
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit
Purchased from Costco 🙂
Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick’s formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should–and should not–marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazilyrich.
Things I enjoyed about this book:
I don’t always read “light hearted” books and so when I do, I like them to keep me interested. Crazy Rich Asians had me hooked from beginning to end. Loved the character development, the secrets, and the intertwining of lives. I love to get caught up in gossip that isn’t real, and this book was just that.
The Things I Didn’t Enjoy:
I found the amount of sexual innuendos and talk actually took away from the plot. I wish it would have had less!
MRS BIRDS WORDS REVIEW
Kevin Kwan deserves four out of five feathers for his novel Crazy Rich Asians. This was my last book of the summer and it was the perfect fit. It was light and flirty and had me laughing out loud. Literally in the prolog alone I was laughing and I knew I was going to enjoy the book. Nicholas and Rachel’s relationship was convincing and enjoyable. I found myself rooting for them. This book is great if your looking for a light, some-what ditzy read. I’m excited to see the movie now!
Definetly an adult read. Lots of sex talk and some swearing. At least there wasn’t murder… or was there….