“Malibu Rising” Review

“Nina understood, maybe for the first time, that letting people love you and care for you is part of how you love and care for them.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Today I’m here to talk about one of the best books I have read this year and one from one of my favorite authors. I’m talking about “Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

This book is about a yearly summer party hosted by Nina Riva and her three kind of famous siblings Kit, Jay and Hud. Everyone wants to be near them because of their father, the famous singer Mick Riva. By the end of the party the house will be in flames and a lot of secrets and emotions come to life, some of them will set the siblings free.

I loved this book. It was so easy to get hooked and read it all in less than two days, which nowadays is kind of difficult for me. It is an amazing summer book, the entire vibes of this book screamed July.

There is a lot of things that I liked about this book, the main thing is the two timelines that tell us the story. Nina’s and her mother’s timeline, both kind of parallel and as good as the other. I remember reading this book in the summer and being so hooked on Nina’s timeline that I got kind of upset that it changed to her mother’s timeline but then I got hooked by the new timeline that I was reading and so it goes…

I was actually connecting a lot with Nina in so many parts, I may not have the same life as her or being through what she went through, but the emotions and character are really similar to how I am, soo, sometimes I felt called out by this book.

Taylor Jenkins Reid does it again, an amazing book about Hollywood, this time in the 80s, with some cameos and mentions of characters of “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” and “Daisy Jones and the Six”, the main cameo being Mick Riva. For those of you who don’t know, the author has this kind of literary universe of Hollywood that is form from the books previously mentioned, they all exist in the same universe and Mick Riva kind of connects them all. He was one of Evelyn Hugo’s husbands and he was mentioned in “Daisy Jones and the Six” and here he is the father of the main characters. Soo, now everytime that Taylor Jenkins Reid releases a new book I will be expecting Mick Riva on it.

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