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Malibu Rising

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  639,710 ratings  ·  63,484 reviews
Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.

Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hu
Hardcover, 369 pages
Published June 1st 2021 by Ballantine Books (first published May 27th 2021)
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    I love a good prank as much as the next person, which is to say: kind of, sometimes, hypothetically, and not when it happens to me.

    So the fact that I am forced to assume that this book represents the culmination of a years-long trick you all have been playing on me is NOT good news.

    I have read everything Taylor Jenkins Reid has ever written, from when she wrote exclusively in the tiny micro-genre of Chick Lit About Bad Things Happening To Kind Boring Women And The Aftermath, to now, when she wri
    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Tatatataaaa, may I announce you one of the best of the best reads of 2021?

    During my read:
    I cried a lot...
    I sniffled...
    I giggled the sarcastic humor of the author when she described the party animal celebrities!
    My heart warmed up when I read four siblings’ close, honest relationships.
    I mesmerized by the whirlwind time travel ride between 50’s to 80’s!

    I was shaken to the core, emotions are everywhere after reading Mick and June’s tragic, blasting, heartbreaking story!

    TJR is one of my all ti
    Jun 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
    I just finished Malibu Rising, and I'm overwhelmed with emotions. I laughed, I cried, and I come away feeling like the Riva family irrevocably touched my heart.

    On its surface, there's nothing immediately special about this story. It's a tale of functional and dysfunctional relationships and families all wrapped up in the setting of a party, and it's been done many times before. Yet, Taylor Jenkins Reid infuses so much more into it. There's something about her characters, her writing, and her plo
    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: read-in-2021
    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. This was a weird reading experience for me, if I'm being honest. I absolutely blew through it, picking my kindle up to sneak in an extra page or two during every spare moment that I had. I adored the first 60ish% of the story, but things kind of started to go down hill for me as we approached the big party and the ultimate climax of everything. As we get into the party, we go from reading exclusively from the perspectives of the Rivas, to reading short little snippets ...more
    Emily May
    Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: contemporary, 2021
    2 1/2 stars. I like all kinds of books. I like fast-paced gossipy dramas and slower, character-driven literary works. I like the books that you read desperately, that you can't put down, and the ones that make you stop and contemplate something you hadn't before. But, while I didn't always dislike Malibu Rising, I do think it falls somewhere right between the two-- not quite juicy enough to keep me up late, but a far cry from a complex literary novel.

    Maybe it would have felt more like the latter
    Jul 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    there are some authors who were born to tell stories and TJR is one of them.

    i love the way im always pulled into her books. she has a way of writing words that seep into my very being. every single thing the characters feel, from the big heart-shattering betrayals to the small moments of sibling pride, i feel. TJR doesnt just get a reader to sympathise for characters, but empathise with them, and thats what makes reading her books a truly great experience. the riva siblings feel like real people
    You say Taylor Jenkins Reid
    I say sold

    review to come!
    Jan 13, 2021 rated it did not like it
    ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

    (💌 full, unedited review on my blog, because the original version was too long for goodreads)

    white nuclear families will literally surf instead of going to therapy for their trauma

    this is one of those rare and extraordinary instances where my rage over a book propelled me through its pages at a speed i am totally unused to. i'm typically a slower reader, especially when losing myself in a world i love. this is because i enjoy soaking u
    Bryce Rocks My Socks
    if dick riva shows up in ONE MORE BOOK i swear to god
    Lisa of Troy
    May 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: netgalley
    Malibu Rising is set in one night in Malibu in the 1980's. We meet the Riva family: Nina, Hud, Kit, and Jay. The story has flashbacks to the beginning of the family and some of the heart aches along the way. It also shares the stories of various party goers.

    This book told many different stories, and some of them were more interesting than others. However, the author had the bravery to go beyond merely telling a happily ever after story but a more realistic one.

    The pacing on this book was off. T
    David Putnam
    Jun 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Looooved, loooved this one, as I do with all of Reid’s novels. Five glorious stars. This one will also go in the top ten books for the year. The depth of characters, their motivations and most importantly the voice, top shelf skill level. The story is about one night, one party in Malibu, a unique idea (not sure anyone else could’ve pulled it off so well). To make it work we had to know the characters intimately before the party starts. There are two interwoven plot lines, the day of the party, ...more
    ale ‧ ₊˚୨୧ ₊˚
    time to reread bc i miss my riva kids<3

    Once again, for Taylor Jenkins Reid's books, 5 stars aren't fucking enough.

    “Our family histories are simply stories. They are myths we create about the people who came before us, in order to make sense of ourselves.”


    I did it again because I loved the idea of how it'd look. And I'm satisfied with the results.

    If you haven't read it, don't read any further, my review has many spoilers ahead. You've been warned, my friend.

    Malibu Rising isn't what I was expe
    Elyse Walters
    In order to not feel completely nauseated...(such a let down book after “Daisy Jones and the Six”)...
    around half way into this Southern California doozie-eye-rolling novel....
    I decided it was up to me to turn the tables... and have a little fun.
    And so I did....( kinda)....
    But oh dear....”Taylor, I love you...have enjoyed all your previous books....but “Malibu Rising”, is not your best work.

    It was 1983....
    Malibu was a place were rich white people lived....
    ....home to beaches cradling the crysta
    Sheyla ✎

    What makes a book a great book? Is it writing? Is it the premise? Is it the characters? Or is it the author's voice? I don't know but I can tell you, I thought the Malibu Rising checked all the boxes above. It was superb!

    I had so much fun with the multiple storylines which is weird because usually I’m against too many characters moving around all over the place. Nevertheless, in this case, it completely worked for me.

    Let's meet the Rivas:

    Mick Rivas, the father, an unfaithful man, a famous r
    Feb 11, 2021 rated it liked it
    Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    This is just my third TJR book. I loved Daisy and The Six even though there is very little that I can relate to the rock star life. I have followed music all my life though and my husband follows the background of rock stars and groups so that book was very entertaining to me, especially with the audio version's fantastic production. I also enjoyed the audio version of Evidence of the Affair. In the case of Malibu Rising, which I read rather than listened to,
    Emma Giordano
    Sep 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
    *rising from the depths of my Goodreads grave to add this to my TBR*
    ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    Nov 02, 2021 rated it liked it
    Shelves: i-own, 2021-books
    Not me forgetting (the entire time I read this) that this took place in the same universe as Evelyn Hugo!!!!!! I mean it was literally about one of the characters, I'm deeaaaadddd.

    This book was basically about rich people having daddy issues who know how to surf and living their best (and worst) lives along side of the ocean.

    That's it.
    Good, but not good enough.

    Watch our live show about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buk8z...

    3.5 STARS
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    Chelsea Humphrey
    Aug 04, 2020 marked it as dnf-lost-interest
    *Thanks to the publisher and Goodreads for providing my review copy.
    You know that feeling you get when you try something amazing for the first time? For me it was the first time I tasted cheesecake. It’s like I inherently knew that I would never meet a cheesecake I didn’t like, no matter what flavor it featured, and I’d always want another bite.

    This was my first Taylor Jenkins Reid book, and all I can say is, YUM!! I’m definitely gonna want more of this. Don’t care what flavors, just gimme a bite.

    The Riva family in this book are fascinating. Iconic singer Mick c
    Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    i cant even be surprised anymore. i mean it’s taylor jenkins reid. ughh this had no business being that good. the writing, the plot, the characters all 10/10.
    the best part about this book was the authenticity of it. real life problems dealt in real life ways. not over romanticized or unrealistic conclusions.
    this book is beautiful, emotion, and heart jerking!
    literally there was so much ache in this book my heart plummeted.(but like in a good way) these characters have really been through it, a
    Dec 25, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Yeah, I'll read anything this woman writes. ...more
    *Now available in the UK*

    A tale of riches, excess, family and betrayal

    Malibu Rising tells the story of the Riva family, from the 1950's, when June and Mick first met and fell in love, to the 1980's, when their children are grown, and having their annual party.

    Let's just say that I didn't burn for this one...🔥

    It's no secret that I struggled with this, and it probably would have been a DNF, if it wasn't an ARC, but I soldiered on, determined not to squander my luck at getting a TJR ARC! I am prett
    Jun 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
    When it comes to Taylor Jenkins Reid, there are fans that are B.E. and A.E., as in Before Evelyn or After Evelyn. I am straight up B.E., because I fell in love with the author’s contemporary fiction before the publication of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo that took her not only into historical fiction territory but also into the mainstream.

    Oh how I hope she returns to her B.E. style one day soon, but in the meantime, here’s a glimpse into my thought process regarding her latest novel, Malibu
    Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
    this was such a let down
    Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    (3.5?) Good family drama/historical fiction book again from this author.

    I think I've hit my quota of sad stories for a while though.
    chan ☆
    Nov 28, 2021 rated it liked it
    i find myself once again reading a TJR book and reconsidering my life decisions leading to me this point
    May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    ↠ 4.5 stars

    It’s August 27th, 1983, and Malibu burns. Just hours earlier the famed end-of-summer party hosted at the Riva mansion was in full swing, and not a soul knew that it would soon end with Malibu in flames. The Riva siblings have always attracted attention, having made a name for themselves in the surfing world, and being the children of legendary singer Mick Riva. The end-of-summer party is tradition, yet the only one not looking forward to it is Nina, the eldest of the four. After being
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    3.5 stars

    The Rivas sure know how to throw one heck of a party. And Taylor Jenkins Reid sure knows how to write one heck of a book.


    Malibu Rising, TJR’s follow-up to her bestselling novels, Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is all sand and surf. Set in 1983, the story revolves around a day in the lives of the Riva siblings – Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit – as they prepare for Nina’s infamous end-of-summer
    Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
    3.5 stars
    This was probably my most anticipated book of the year and I'm really sad I didn't love this the way I thought I would. This is a beautiful story about a family coming of age and figuring out who you are and growing up. I love that its set in Malibu in the 80's, the beach vibes were immaculate. But to be honest I found most of this book to be so boring. I didn't care for Mick or June as characters and I was really bored by their flashback chapters. I was really invested in the four sibl
    ✨    jami   ✨
    taylor jenkins reid sitting down to pen a novel: of course i believe in mens rights .... mens rights to shut the fuck up !!!
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    Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of Carrie Soto Is Back, Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as four other novels. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Instagram @tjenkinsreid. ...more

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