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 ...more
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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 ...more
During my read:
I cried a lot...
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 ...more
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 ...more
Maybe it would have felt more like the latter ...more
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 ...more
(💌 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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.
Good, but not good enough.
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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