Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 3,531 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 . . .

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.


  • Intriguing from start to finish

    By AmybethJ
    Both story lines were equally entertaining. I couldn’t wait to see how it all enfolded.
  • 4 stars

    By briceckert
    Good book, not as good as the husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
  • well…

    By Adriannakennady
    it was good and the story was sad and happy at the same time, to me it was slower read but it was good loved the happy ending
  • Awesome

    By 15282910191
    Honestly one of my favorite bookd
  • So Disappointing

    By eat_design
    I had high hopes for this book because a lot of people had been hyping this author and I’d seen people reading this book while I was on vacation. But When I finished this book I literally threw it across my room and exclaimed, “what a waste of time!” I want to love every book I read, but this had zero plot, introduced a number of unnecessary characters and had the most disappointing, anti-climactic ending I’ve ever read.
  • Malibu Rising

    By cimino33
    A great tribute to us all as human beings.. Being great, or small, being kind or ugly,, all of it, in one excellently crafted novel.
  • Good read

    By TT_am
    It was good but some parts dragged on a bit and a lot of the story lines of characters at the party seemed unnecessary.
  • Shameless but with money?

    By Lil' Red.
    This felt like 14 seasons of Shameless put into 350 pages of a book. But instead of the dad being broke, dad is rich. I love the author, but this didn’t do it for me.
  • Malibu Rising

    By Golf gal1
    Is the perfect title.. this book had a lot of family lessons and defining moments. This is the first book I’ve read from this author; I will look forward to reading another one. Definitely worth the read..
  • Great beach read!

    By TeacherOfLittles
    Loved the story. Cried, laughed, cheered for them.