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 Hud, ...more
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Giveaway dates: Jan 15 - Jan 30, 2021
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Expected publication: May 27th 2021 by Hutchinson …moreif you look alll the way at the bottom after it explains what the book is about it usually says.
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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
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
Every year in Malibu, Nina Riva throws an annual end of Summer party. For anyone who is anyone, this is THE party to be seen at. Who wouldn’t want to party with the famous Riva family?
Nina is a famous surfer model. Her brother, Jay, is a highly talented and award-winning surfer. Her other brother, Hud, is a well known photographer. Then there is her youngest sibling, Kit, the sister everyone loves.
The year is 1983, and Ni ...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
(💌 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
I gave The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 5 stars, and Daisy Jones & The Six 4.5 stars. Unfortunately, though I still thoroughly enjoyed every page, Malibu Rising is my least favorite of the three...and is receiving a 4 star rating.
This novel takes place over a twenty-four hour period in 1983, though the first half the book does flash back to the fifties/sixties and encompasses the love story of the Riva patriarch and matriarch, Mick and June. I ...more
First book read in 2021 and first winner of the year. I sure started 2021 picking good!
A couple of years back I absolutely adored "The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo". Then "Daisy Jones & The Six" was a huge disappointment. I don't know if it was the book's format or the fact that I listened to the audiobook version, but I didn't connect with it at all. Not having read any other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid, I came into this one wi ...more
This novel takes place over the course of 24 hours leading up to a huge party. It’s 1983, and 25-year-old Nina Riva is known for throwing *the* party of the year on her cliffside house in Malibu that everyone wants to be at. Nina took over raising her younger siblings after their father abandoned them for a second time and their mother lost herself in a bottle and then, by drowning in the bathtub after drinking too much.
The relationship between the siblings is rendered incredibly well, ...more
Rep: Lesbian MC
TWs: drug, alcohol, death of a parent
A greek tragedy, but make it chic and hopeful, kinda..
Reading vlog coming.
GIVE IT TO ME!!!!!
The prologue of the novel talks about the many times Malibu has caught on fire and then risen from the ashes. This is a very appropriate metaphor for the Riva family, who live in Malibu, and who have survived some major crises.
FINALLY we have a cover and synopsis!
The cover is such a pretty shade of blue. I'm very excited. Also, the characters are Mick Riva's children??? This book is gonna be lit (get it? because there's gonna be a fire?). I'm predicting this will be in my top 3 reads of 2021! ...more
As someone who has LOOOOVED every other TJR book, I went into this with very high expectations. Unfortunately, it failed to deliver.
The beginning was strong, especially the flashback portions to the 1960s of the Riva family history. The 1980s present, however, was an extremely slow burn. It felt like it was building up to an epic climax... and fell flat. It never really seemed to shock or go anywhere with intent.
I am extremely grateful to have received an ARC and whil ...more
nina deserved better + i would personally like to push mick riva off a cliff
review will be posted closer to publication date!
This will be the PERFECT book to read at the beach! (If you don’t live by the beach then listen to an ocean waves asmr!)
Thank you so much NETGALLEY for allowing me to read this.