Malibu Rising - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 627 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 . . .

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

“One of the most anticipated [books] of the year—and rightfully so. . . . It’s a must-read.”—Parade

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.


  • Good summer read

    By whitme8
    Good summer read
  • Malibu Rising

    By YayalovesGod
    Great Summer Read!
  • Missing my youth

    By literary8fan
    What a fun book. Enjoyed story of this family’s beginning to start of creating their own adult lives. Reminiscent of own youth growing up in a small beach town on so cal coast. Special time💙
  • 5 stars

    By A3S3H
    Absolutely loved it. Scandalous, heart wrenching and full of love. I couldn’t stop reading.
  • Fanfreakingtastic

    By Lfinley3
    I am not big on beach reads. They are more of a filler book for me. This was not a filler book. It had true depth, fun and seemed very real. I loved every minute of it!
  • Awesome Book

    By GinaGay17
    This book is well worth the read. It is a great story about family, loss, love and sibling bonds and figuring out who you are and who you want to be…All set in picturesque scenes of Southern California in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Hollywood and surfing culture. Everything comes together really well from the plot to the scenery the story is set in, that make this book really easy to read, modern, fresh, but still a very meaningful story and not superficial. I have loved a devoured every book that I have read so far by Taylor Jenkins Reed. I love her writing style. I’m now on to my next book by her!
  • Best Summer Read 2021

    By janimal0501
    June 1st begins my delve into summer reading and this book just set the bar VERY high! Loved it!!!