Malibu Rising: A Novel

Malibu Rising: A Novel

by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Author)

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 . . . “Irresistible . . . High drama at the beach, starring four sexy, surfing siblings and their deadbeat, famous-crooner dad.”—PeopleFour 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.

In the sun-soaked paradise of Malibu, where glamour and excess collide, comes a story of one unforgettable night and the lives it will change forever.

Malibu Rising, the highly anticipated novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, takes us on a whirlwind journey through the lives of the Riva family, the iconic siblings who reign over the LA social scene. Four dazzling siblings, each with their own unique talents and desires, find themselves caught in the crosshairs of a tragedy that will shake the foundations of their privileged world.

Nina, the eldest, is a talented surfer and free spirit, struggling to find her place in the shadow of her family's legacy. Jay, the charismatic charmer, is a rising star in the music industry, haunted by the loss of his girlfriend. Kit, the youngest, is a budding environmental activist, determined to make a difference in a world on the brink of change. And Hud, the brooding middle child, is a former professional surfer, grappling with the demons of his past.

As the Riva siblings gather for a lavish end-of-summer party at their beachfront mansion, tensions rise and secrets unravel. The night unfolds in a heady mix of extravagance and chaos, as the Rivas find themselves entangled in a series of life-altering events.

An unexpected fire engulfs their iconic mansion, leaving the Rivas reeling from the aftermath. As they grapple with the tragedy, they must also confront the fractured relationships within their family and the secrets that have long been buried beneath the surface.

With her signature blend of wit, heart, and emotional depth, Taylor Jenkins Reid weaves a compelling story of love, loss, and the unbreakable bonds of family. Malibu Rising is a poignant exploration of the complexities of sibling relationships, the intoxicating allure of fame, and the devastating consequences of secrets left unsaid.

Escape to the sun-drenched shores of Malibu and immerse yourself in the lives of the Rivas as they navigate the wreckage of their past and forge a path towards a brighter future. Malibu Rising is a captivating tale that will linger in your thoughts long after you finish the final page.