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Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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arudnicki's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75


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khyati_tidke's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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tiffyreads's review against another edition

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emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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cowboylikecj's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Taylor Jenkins Reid never fails to win me over. I had no idea what I was getting into with this one and it absolutely blew my mind. 

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ksheaffs's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

4.5!! 

Let me be honest, I’ve been purposely avoiding Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books for quite some time. I know they are huge fan favorites but the synopses were never a huge draw for me and I didn’t get the hype. Trust me when I say, I get it now! Maybe it’s the setting of the Malibu coastline, or the family of surfers, or TJRs engating writing style or the way Julie Whelan absolutely smashes the audio book but Malibu Rising blew my expectations right out of the water.

I loved the relationships between the four siblings and how much they valued their bond with one another. I loved getting to watch their character’s confront their own flaws and grow into themselves. I even loved the guilty pleasure drama of it all (even when the party scenes were a little too over the top). This was a fast paced entertaining listen that had me picking up the audiobook any time I had a few free minutes. I found myself rooting for characters, even if I didn’t trust them to make the right decisions. 

Jenkin’s writing combined with Whelan’s narration provided a fantastic listening experience that captured my attention and made this an emotional and incredibly enjoyable listen. Dare say I am very excited to see what else TJR has to offer.

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alaenas's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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hellovivi_'s review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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maartabarrales's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75


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monareadsbooks's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

It was a good book, Taylor Jenkins Reid never disappoints, but sometimes there was too much happening at the same time which was overwhelming. But overall I really enjoyed it. I related to Nina so much, I loved Kit and the book made me SOB a few times, not just a few tears, I was fun on sobbing.

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michleea's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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