There’s some mild spoilers in this review.
So Rich People Problems is 100% my favourite of the trilogy and I’m so heartbroken that it’s over. Everything came to a head in this book and it kind of brought all the stuff I loved from the first book that I was missing from the second book together with the best parts of the second book.
I absolutely adore Charlie Wu, he’s an absolute angel and just wants to be with Astrid and then you have Michael out here being the biggest POS on the planet. The storyline made me so raging and at times I just wanted to scream at how terrible Michael was. I knew from the beginning he wasn’t a good guy.
Even on her death bed Ah Ma was absolutely fantastic. She was so funny, and did so much without anyone knowing until she’d carked it. But the absolute standout character for me was Eddie. He was even more infuriating than he was in the past and it was just so hilarious to listen to. He really thinks that his very smart grand mother isn’t going to notice that he only starts caring when she’s close to death. And thinks people aren’t going to get around his actions. I don’t think I’ve ever been so infuriated and amused at the same time by a character’s actions.
In terms of plot, I really enjoyed the plot. I wasn’t sure how things were going to go and I was definitely kept on my toes. It moved at such a perfect pace, I wasn’t bored and I didn’t feel like it was moving too fast.
I just don’t really know what I’m going to do now this series has finished. I hope that Kwan either releases a companion series or decides he’s going to continue. But I’m definitely interested to see where he goes next. And I am soooooo excited for the film next month. But I know it’s going to make me miss being in Asia last summer, because the book definitely did.