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China Rich Girlfriend

(Crazy Rich Asians #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  118,173 ratings  ·  9,128 reviews
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather.

On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published June 16th 2015 by Knopf Doubleday
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Miranda Reads
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook

I know the average outfit in your wardrobe costs more than a semester of tuition at Princeton, but it makes you look like a community college during summertime: NO CLASS.
Rachel Chu managed to (unwittingly) snag one of the most eligible bachelors - Mr. Nicholas Young, heir to an obscene fortune.

And they are ready to get married, expect one thing... she wants her dad to walk her down the aisle.

Rachel's mother escaped an abusive marriage and never looked back, except to mourn the father
Sep 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Another fun, soapy trifle of a novel. I wish these books had just a bit more ambition. Mostly it's extravagant descriptions of extravagant wealth with a glimmer of plot loosely holding everything together. The absurdity of Crazy Rich Asians is dialed way up for this second book in the series. It's just beyond. But again, lots and lots of fun.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I prefer the first book, this was still a solid continuation of the series.

Did you think that Crazy Rich Asians was over the top with the extravagant displays of wealth? Well, buckle on in! The constant description of palatial homes and couture clothes got to be exhausting after the ninth shopping trip. (I know it's necessary for the satire, but my point still stands.)

I enjoyed how Kevin Kwan expanded upon the scope of his first novel, showing us the wild lives of Hong Kong and
Emma Giordano
3.5 Stars. Definitely not as good as book one, but it was still worth the read. Review to come!
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Reading this, I can't help feel anything but disappointed. In Crazy Rich Asians, there was equal parts drama, gossip and brand name-droppings, but China Rich Girlfriend is just absolutely tabloid material.

Some SPOILERS of course...

For starters, Kevin Kwan turns his two main characters, Rachel and Nick, into two-dimensional beings who just exist in the book to give us a better-than-gossip-column eyes into the lives of China's Fu Er Dai (children of billionaires), and Guan Er Dai (children of
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Please tell me there is a third book! I need closure!!!
☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
A very special kind of something else is what half the characters are. Life-style bizarro?! Is that some kind of lit stream?
IS that Kitty on the cover?

I know the average outfit in your wardrobe costs more than a semester of tuition at Princeton, but it makes you look like a community college during summertime: NO CLASS. (c)
People are messy. Life gets messy. Things are not always going to work out perfectly just because you want them to. (c)
In short, she was a special consultant for social
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan is a 2015 Doubleday publication.

Another outstanding installment in this wildly entertaining series!

As the story opens, a couple of years have passed since our initial introduction to these “Crazy Rich Asians”.

Nick and Rachel are on the cusp of getting married, but Eleanor is still meddling and Rachel is still hoping to locate her long, lost father.

Astrid’s husband's company has seen unprecedented success, putting him on equal footing with his wife, but the
Trina (Between Chapters)
(So I know this review will seem like I'm ripping the book apart, and yes I think these books lack a lot, but I recognize that they have value! I would still recommend them, and despite what this review seems like, I do actually enjoy them and will be reading the 3rd book. It's just easier for me to put a finger on the things I disliked, while the things I liked were more ambiguous.)

Sometimes when reading I found myself being fed up with all the rich people problems, but then a few minutes later
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So I actually really enjoyed CRAZY RICH ASIANS, but seeing as how this is my month of disappointing sequels, my expectations weren't too high for CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND. Consistency may be key, and yet so many authors fail when it comes to penning that follow-up to a successful first book. Not so here! While I was a little apprehensive at the beginning of CHINA RICH, I ultimately ended up devouring the book with the same amount of
I’m really enjoying this series. It’s fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and is over the top entertaining.

In China Rich Girlfriend, we follow Nick and Rachel two years after the events of Crazy Rich Asians. Nick is estranged from his family, and on the brink of marrying Rachel while still helping her in the search for her long lost father. A chance encounter between Nick’s mother and a Chinese playboy soon thrusts Rachel back into the lives of the Chinese ultra rich, and the opportunity to

I think I liked this one better than the first and you've gotta admit that's rare for sequels. Laugh-out-loud funny, educational in an urban dictionary kind of way, tons of drama, romance, and even a little bit of suspense/mystery this time around. It was amazing!

My favorite quote:
“People are messy. Life gets messy. Things are not always going to work out perfectly just because you want them to.”
The review below is a general review of both of the first two books. Shouldn't really be any spoilers, but just so you know. Review originally appeared on my blog, Shoulda Coulda Woulda Books.

Time on to-read: A year or more for the first book, second wasn't on it until I read the first.

Reason for not picking up: Straight up perversity. The hype annoyed me. It seemed like a standard-issue chick-lit that happened to be set in Asia. And while I like many novels typically dismissed as "chick lit",
Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)

4.5 stars rounded up

Just as fun as the first book! The perfect vacation read. It reads super quick, because you just eat it up.

What we get in China Rich Girlfriend:

1. More Rachel & Nick: #relationshipgoals they are the new Anna Faris & Chris Pratt since they are no longer together (who else is still sad about that?!)
2. Who is Rachel’s dad? And, the rest of her new family?
3. Kitty Pong: the hilarity continues and it’s glorious
4. Astrid and Michael. Astrid and Charlie. Whose team is
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Less enjoyable than the first, with not much of a plot, characters that serve as clothes hangers and pretty much the whole book being a tour of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in Modern China. There's a (desperate) attempt to inject some mystery at the end but it's hardly enough to save a plodding read. Only saving grace was a note written by an image consultant to a Chinese-born woman trying to hobnob with Hong Kong's elite.
Glenn Sumi
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite my initial cautious skepticism, I was won over by Crazy Rich Asians – especially author Kevin Kwan’s footnotes about specific aspects of Singaporean life – and I fell hard for last summer’s delightful movie adaptation.

So when I saw a shiny new paperback copy of the book’s sequel at my local library, I pounced on it. Okay, okay. It’s not great literature, but it’s fun, breezy, escapist entertainment, with lots of interesting tidbits about Asian high society I had no access to before.

Fafa's Book Corner
Mini review:

Spoilers ahead!

Trigger warning: Poisoning, mention of car accident, mention of death and critical injuries, PTSD, cheating, child abuse, drugs, abusive marriages, and invading privacy via technology.

Thoroughly enjoyed this sequel! Rachel and Nick in China was a blast to read about. The food, the culture and the clothes were vividly described!

I enjoyed the backstory regarding Rachel’s father. Her brother Carlton was so sweet. I understood Shaoyen’s conflict with accepting Rachel.
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this from the Goodreads First Reads program. Thanks to Goodreads and Knopf Doubleday for an advance reader copy of this book.

Don't judge me, but I got a kick out of "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan and this is more of the same. Campy, over the top, name dropping silliness, I know, but good fun. This would be a great beach read or escapist fare between weightier tomes.

If you didn't read "Crazy Rich Asians," you don't necessarily need to read that first to enjoy this, although it does
Lisa See
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fun and adventurous sequel.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Me: How could this story get any crazier and over-the-top than the first one?
Kevin Kwan: Hold my imported Tiger beer.

Megan Johnson
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
Very rarely do I read a sequel that I enjoy more than I enjoyed the first installment, but for me this was one of those. It takes the characters of Crazy Rich Asians and puts them in situations that were even more enjoyable than before. It's got everything a good book needs - love, hate, poison, and MEGA RICH DRAMA.

What did I think? While I found some of Crazy Rich Asians to be slow and less interesting than others, China Rich Girlfriend was full of cliffhangers and moments that had me truly
Joce (squibblesreads)
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars, didn’t like it quite as much as the first one but still super solid.
The sparkle and gleeful playfulness of the first book has congealed into an overlong, over plotted and orgiastic mess of consumer idiocy in this second installment in the saga of Rachel Chu and Nick Young, Astrid Leong and others.

Kwan should have stuck to the central Singaporean setting and his central characters rather than introducing a whole raft of new figures (too puppet-like to call characters) and multiplying his storylines. The saddest thing is that in nearly 400 pages he still doesn't
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books are SO. MUCH. FUN!

I thought this made a great sequel and it was great to be back in this world that is wildly different to my own.
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
China Rich Girlfriend is a blast.

*Backing up a step, I started with CRG. I hadn't read Crazy Rich Asians and CRG stood on its own, e.g., I wasn't lacking any necessary background material and also didn't suffer through 20 pages of material designed to catch-up a new reader. So . . . don't feel as though you can't pick up this novel because it's the second in a series.

I enjoyed the structure of having a variety of plotlines and characters. I liked some more than others. Rachel and Astrid are
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: it-is-okay
China Rich Girlfriend takes the main characters from Crazy Rich Asians to China. The story is 'fun and game' and escapism with a lot description on good foods and expansive clothes. You don't have to expect much insight or criticism on China, its social issues (the food pollution, air pollution, the widening income gap, the lack of reliable public hospitals, the struggling workers and farmers, just to name a few) and its systematical inequality.

The main characters, they aren't so bad actually
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
In comparison to Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend had a lot more fashion/name dropping. While I enjoyed that part of the story, that's not what I'm here for. I want the drama and the characters!
Um okay, so that was waaaaaay more depressing and dark than the first one.
I hope the next one is a little lighter again.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sep-18, 5000-books
I really enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians and was not disappointed in the sequel, China Rich Girlfriend.
I may have even enjoyed it a tad more.
It was fun visiting the old familiar characters and becoming acquainted with the new ones.
This novel picks up a few years after the first continuing with the lifestyles of the rich and crazy keeping me enthralled to the very end.

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Kevin Kwan is the author of "Crazy Rich Asians," the international bestseller now being adapted as a major motion picture. The sequel, "China Rich Girlfriend," will be released on June 16, 2015. Born and raised in Singapore, Kwan has called Manhattan home for the past two decades but still craves pineapple tarts and a decent plate of Hokkien mee.

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Crazy Rich Asians (3 books)
  • Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1)
  • Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3)
“People are messy. Life gets messy. Things are not always going to work out perfectly just because you want them to.” 27 likes
“I know the average outfit in your wardrobe costs more than a semester of tuition at Princeton, but it makes you look like a community college during summertime: NO CLASS.” 19 likes
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