Ivy is a first generation Chinese immigrant who has totally internalized the American Dream of being in the top 1% regardless of the cost. It fact, Ivy is trying to be what she thinks rich, white Gideon wants in a wife by becoming White Ivy.
The pacing is more at a literary fiction level than a thriller—slower to get you into Ivy’s head. However, the plot itself is intriguing. I could feel the pull that was forcing Ivy to make some radical compromises to get the American Dream as she perceives it. Was she unsympathetic? Yes, she is definitely not the nicest person. But I was still fascinated by her voice. 5 stars!
Thanks to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.