I really like this series so much! I think that Kevin Kwan has such a unique way of writing. These books are like a soap opera of the extravagant rich.
You have to take it for what it is, relax and just enjoy the drama. His books are so much fun. Even though, there’s A LOT of descriptions about the way these extremely rich people live, it’s entertaining. Sometimes, it can be a little much and the reason that I knocked off a star.
Astrid is by far, my favorite character. I think she’s the most levelheaded of her family and of the series. She’s super rich and she loves her fancy things but she’s also more about love and family. She doesn’t think twice about accepting Rachel and does what she can for them. She’s sweet and she’s so much fun. I’m not really sure how I feel about her relationship with Michael. I know, I don’t want her with him but at the same time, I miss the old Michael. I guess, we will have to see what happens next for them.
Nick and Rachel are my second favorite and it’s probably because they are the most “normal.” I’m grouping them together and I don’t care. I love their relationship. I was expecting to get to their story a lot quicker than we actually did. I’m really hoping that things really slow down for them and they can just be happy. Their life has been crazy in the last two books!
Overall, I really enjoyed this story! We get a lot more characters in this book and it was a really fun ride. I’m really invested in these characters. I know that it can be silly and really a guilty pleasure but it’s a great one! These are long books. They are packed full of information. They can become a slow read because of that. There are pages and pages with no dialogue, as the author is explaining the rich etiquette or something about the “rich life.” I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!!