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Malibu Rising Reviews

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising: The new novel from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid

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2 reviews

Imprint: Hutchinson
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication date: 27 May 2021
ISBN: 9781786331526

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. 'Immerses us in a glamorous, star-studded world, but is full of raw human emotion.

4 stars out of 5
Patricia Nicol
16 May 2021

"unapologetically escapist beach-read fiction,"

Told over one day, it builds to a riotous party at the glamorous Malibu clifftop home of Nina Riva, supermodel and surfer. Through flashback, the reader learns of her and her siblings’ hardscrabble childhood as the neglected children of legendary crooner Mick Riva. The least literary of the selection here, this is unapologetically escapist beach-read fiction, its urgent style evocative of Hollywood Wives-era Jackie Collins and an era of guilt-free bronzing.


4 stars out of 5
Melissa Katsoulis
15 May 2021

"the thinking person’s beach read this summer?"

Jenkins Reid has an easy, breezy style that serves melodrama on a daring scale: surprise babies, infidelity, weird accidents, natural disasters and multiple dramatic revelations of people’s true identity make this The OC meets The Winter’s Tale. Never has so much sex, tragedy, celebrity and tanned skin been crammed into one thinking person’s beach read. It’s 365 pages of pure exhilaration, and if you’re left wanting more, the author’s epic and hilariously breathless acknowledgments are worth a read too. Like, OMG.