Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: 4.25/5

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Warnings: death of a parent, absent parent, alcohol abuse, cheating

Read if you liked: Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Steam: N/A

Summary: Via Goodreads

Don’t mind me while I review this one by the pool, it’s officially summer in NC. Malibu Rising was one of my most anticipated novels of 2021 and it was fantastic. If Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & the Six had a baby, it would be this book.

Things I loved: TJR really set the scene with this book and it was one hell of a party to be at. I felt like I was in Malibu and now I kind of want to run off to California. I enjoyed the dual timeline. The character development was really good for Nina and June. At the end of this, it was Nina’s story mixed with her parents, your heart broke with Nina. Hearing all the references to former books. The sandwich!!! Can I eat that?

Things I didn’t care for: I did not need POV from party goers, wish I had more out of siblings. Mick Riva wins award for worst father in the world.

I posted a full TJR ranking on the bookstagram…just waiting to write full reviews of Daisy and Evelyn before making it a blog post here!



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