Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 2,892 Ratings


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 . . .

“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.


  • What is the point of this book?

    By let2226
    Waste of time
  • It’s about family…..

    By wyomom2
    I was caught up In these four lost souls , a love story to Family, whatever form or may take, and the many ways it can lift you up.
  • Good book about family dynamics! I didn’t want it to end!

    By Ray211
    This is a good book with a great story of family and sacrifice. And what you will do and won’t do for your family. The glamorous life of fame and surfing vibe made you feel like you were in California! I didn’t want it to end!
  • kind of boring

    By mother 3.0
    i don’t think there’s even a plot to this
  • Perfect summer read

    By gurnie
    A page turner of a family origin family set in the middle of a coming of age summer blockbuster. Read in the course of two days.
  • Highschool

    By russ kram
    For high school students on vacation Poor story,poor writing,and boring
  • Easy read but not for me

    By el106
    I could barely wait to be finished by the time the party started (and not in a good way). I enjoyed Nina Riva’s character but the rest of the book was shallow. The characters weren’t likable and the writing lacked depth. I imagine some might enjoy this book as an easy beach read, but it’s not for me.
  • Not the worst but predictable.

    By obsessed w reading
    A quick beach type read. Not much to chew on
  • Very good, but ending could have been better

    By Cut wood
    Very interesting. Great characters and insights. But the last eighth of it was not as good as the first seven-eighths. But we’ll worth reading.
  • Two thumbs up

    By JudyFDS
    Fabulous read