A review by annasophie
Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious reflective 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? Yes


Really interesting structure, faced paced and never boring. The family relations and overall plot are a little predictable, but Reid’s writing made up for that. Nothing exceptional or complex, but still a very enjoyable read, and sometimes that’s enough.
Reid also has a gift for crafting interesting characters and it’s been a while since I’ve read something featuring so many characters without it feeling overwhelming.

Final note, the best part was the prologue. It’s just a few pages but I loved it so much I almost wish it would be a small standalone sketch. 4.5 stars overall for me.

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