Rating: 1 Star
The second book in the Crazy Rich Asians series begins with Nick and Rachel’s wedding turned drama by the news that Nick’s mother has found Rachel’s long lost father. After going to meet him the day before their wedding they decide to spend the summer months in Shanghai with her father and new half brother. Unfortunately things don’t go exactly as planned, but it’s discovered that Rachel is actually China rich thanks to her new father.
I honestly think I did my darn best to get into this trilogy but I’m sad to say it wasn’t possible for me to get hooked. I have the same complaints this time as I did for Crazy Rich Asians. There are way too many unnecessary characters with their own subplots that don’t add to the main plot in any way. They simply confuse the reader, trying to keep track of who is who. This book was just long and strung out. The dynamic between Rachel and her brother was basically the only interesting thing going on in that plot point and, again, Astrid had the most compelling storyline which did get fleshed out a little more in this book. But she remains the only actively interesting character. So it was unfortunate that her story wasn’t more predominant within this book.
Absolutely every part in regards to Rachel’s new family was over the top dramatic with an attempted poisoning gone wrong, secret recordings of private conversations, and just a general mess of over the top ridiculousness.
I hope anyone who read these books enjoyed them but unfortunately I did not. And I don’t think it’s worth reading the last book in the trilogy. So sadly, that one will go in my Never Gonna Read pile!
Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are simply my own honest ones and I have not been asked to write this review. Not everyone may agree with my thoughts and that’s okay! I hope you enjoy reading about mine.