November 14, 2021

Series Sunday: Dial A for Aunties

(Aunties #1) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Dial A for Aunties, the first book in the Aunties series by Jesse Q. Sutanto. There seems to be a curse in the family. The men are all gone but daughters never leave. Hence it is no surprise when Meddy Chan accidentally kills her blind date. Another man gone! Meddy calls her meddling mom who then calls her even more meddlesome aunties for help. All of this chaos in the midst of working a billionaire wedding for the family business.

"I can't believe my aunt's rivalry with each other is jeopardizing us getting away with murder." ~ 46% 

The characters are so colorful! The narrator, Meddy, is so darn likable. A Podunk sheriff drunk on power, a handsome clueless romantic interest and meddling aunties that speak a flurry of Mandarin, Indonesian and English. They are all essential to the family business: Meddy is the talented photographer that captures all of a wedding's best moments, Big Aunt makes delicious towering cakes, Second Aunt creates complicated hairstyles and flawless makeup, Fourth Aunt provides dynamic performances and Meddy's mom makes gorgeous flower arrangements. Best of all, Dial A for Aunties is a celebration of mothers and daughters.

What a debut! The author managed to write a hilarious mystery/rom-com. I see the hype. I see why Dial A for Aunties was a finalist in the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards. I see why there are over 25,000 positive reviews. I SEE YOU, Jesse! You have earned yet another fan of your new series. I am looking forward to the next installment in which I was granted an advance copy...yay! Look for my next review in March 2022. Now excuse me while I go dial one of my umpteen aunties just to say hey!

Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Published: April 2021
Pages: 267
Edition: eBook
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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