First Lines Friday – August 17

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.

Here are my first lines:

“Nicholas Young slumped into the nearest seat in the hotel lobby, drained from the sixteen-hour flight from Singapore, the train ride from Heathrow Airport, and trudging through the rain-soaked streets. His cousin Astrid Leong shivered stoically next to him, all because her mother, Felicity, his dai gu cheh – or “big aunt” in Cantonese – said it was a sin to take a taxi nine blocks and forced everyone to walk all the way from Piccadilly Tube Station.”

Do you recognize these first lines?

And the book is… Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

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Goodreads synopsis:

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

I love this book! The movie comes out today, and I can’t wait to watch it! You can check out my review of the book here.

Have you read Crazy Rich Asians? What did you think of it?

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