📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖
Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can’t wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wants them to enjoy the day as guests. As a compromise, they find the perfect wedding vendors: a Chinese-Indonesian family-run company just like theirs. Meddy is hesitant at first, but she hits it off right away with the wedding photographer, Staphanie, who reminds Meddy of herself, down to the unfortunately misspelled name.
Meddy realizes that is where their similarities end, however, when she overhears Staphanie talking about taking out a target. Horrified, Meddy can’t believe Staphanie and her family aren’t just like her own, they are The Family–actual mafia, and they’re using Meddy’s wedding as a chance to conduct shady business. Her aunties and mother won’t let Meddy’s wedding ceremony become a murder scene–over their dead bodies–and will do whatever it takes to save her special day, even if it means taking on the mafia.
The aunties are back, fiercer than ever and ready to handle any catastrophe–even the mafia–in this delightful and hilarious sequel by Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties.
I have been waiting for this book to come out ever since I knew that it was being written. I absolutely loved the first book, Dial A For Aunties, and recommend it to people all the time. There was a tiny amount of doubt in my mind as to whether this second one would be able to live up to its predecessor. I am thrilled to say that it did live up to it and I will now be recommending the both of them!
The writing was just fantastic. It was light, entertaining and absolutely hilarious. It had me laughing out loud numerous times. It takes a lot for a book to make me even laugh, let alone out loud. I love the way that the Aunts speak and the way that they are generally portrayed. There is such a strong message of family love and support the whole way through which is lovely to read about.
The book was split into three parts with each part being given an amusing quote. The chapters were generally long, but they didn’t feel like a chore to get through. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from beginning to end. There was a good flow to the story and you just never knew what was going to happen next. I enjoyed the twist at the end that I never saw coming!
The Aunts are just brilliant characters and to have another family brought in to mirror the Aunts was excellent. The Aunts in particular though brought so much sparkle and life to the whole story. Their family dynamic is great to read about and lends itself naturally to everything that happens. Nothing felt forced and even though it bordered on the ridiculous at times, you kind of just accepted it as the norm for these characters!
Lastly the settings. Whilst the book is largely character focussed (as it should be with these brilliant characters) there were some lovely descriptions of the wedding venue which has made me want to investigate Oxford more.
Overall I absolutely loved this book, definitely worth more than 5 stars! I highly recommend reading both books!
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