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Malibu Rising

Malibu Rising

2021 . Fiction, Sagas, Literary, Women, Family Life . Taylor Jenkins Reid

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About the book

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today - From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo . . . ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, Time, Marie Claire, PopSugar, Parade, Teen Vogue, Self, She Reads - "Irresistible . . . High drama at the beach, starring four sexy, surfing siblings and their deadbeat, famous-crooner dad."--People Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, the family drama that ensues will change 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 Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over--especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva. The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud--because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he's been inseparable since birth. Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can't stop thinking about promised she'll be there. And Kit has a couple secrets of her own--including a guest she invited without consulting anyone. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family's generations will all come rising to the surface. Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.

Year:

2021

Language:

English

Publisher:

Ballantine Books

Pages:

369

ISBN:

1524798657 (ISBN13: 9781524798659)

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Reviews

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Nathalia Frangiosi

1 year ago

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This book was a master piece. There were ups and downs, twists and turns. It will forever have a space in my heart. Taylor Jenkins Reid is definitely one of my favourite authors

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em ..

1 month ago

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such a good book. 100% worth reading. super sad - make sure you have tissues near you

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Chloe Marjot

2 months ago

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Pure escapism. An absolutely beautiful and addictive read. Showing the side of fame and glory that we never truly understand, of humanity and humility and most importantly the bond of sibling rivalry and love. A perfect summer read.

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Charlotte Barron

4 months ago

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TJR is a phenomenal writer!! Malibu Rising had me addicted!! The dynamics of the Riva siblings, the setting of the story and especially the characters themselves were just intoxicating. I also loved the writing style and the fun connections to TJR’s other characters set in L.A. at this time too! There will 100% be a reread in the next year or so for me!

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Allie Green

4 months ago

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Loved this book. The characters were believable and you really wanted things to go well for them.

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Rosejam

5 months ago

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One of my favourite reads of the year. I really enjoy the theme of family here, and how well written it is. It’s such a simple premise, but executed in a way that is so engaging

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will Bradley

8 months ago

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Fun, colourful and exciting Taylor Jenkins Reid has mastered the fast pace novel

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Publishers Weekly image

12 months ago

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Reid (Daisy Jones and the Six) unfurls a fast-paced and addictive story of a group of celebrity siblings in Malibu. There’s model Nina Riva, pro surfer Jay, photographer Hudson, and Kit, an aspiring professional surfer. The Rivas’ absentee philandering father, Mick, won over their mother, June, with a sultry singing voice that propelled him to stratospheric fame in the 1950s. This setup launches the novel’s two braided timelines: Mick and June’s love story and tragic unraveling, and the narrative of what happens on Saturday, Aug. 27, 1983: the day of the Riva siblings’ legendary annual party. Everyone who’s anyone in Los Angeles attends, the rule being, “If you were cool enough to know about the party, you were cool enough to come to the party.” The author capably tracks the siblings’ emotionally fraught journeys—especially that of Nina, whose husband has run off just before the party—and evokes a bygone Malibu’s natural and social hazards in sharp, descriptive writing, connected by a leitmotif of fire. “Malibu catches fire. It is simply what Malibu does from time to time,” the opening lines read, foreshadowing disaster. Reid’s handling of the various arcs is impressive, but the novel’s climactic scenes verge on melodramatic. Still, this page-turning indulgence hits the spot.

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1 year ago

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📚 June 2021 Book Club Pick: "This rollicking, powder keg of a novel follows the infamous Riva siblings over the course of one life-changing night."

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Cailin Cowley

1 year ago

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Very quick, enjoyable read without being a cheesy book. The plot was pretty interesting and it’s the same author as Daisy Jones & the Six if you liked that one!

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1 year ago

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Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer. But over the course of 24 hours, their lives will change forever.

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Martha Hammond

6 months ago

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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