A review by pastry
Malibu Rising, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

emotional mysterious reflective slow-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


This was fucking fantastic. The tone reminded me a little of We Were Liars or Little Fires Everywhere (I think the doom of fire brings a very distinctly mysterious element to books), but it was also just fabulous on its own right. A story of family and love and what it means to be a parent, but also a story of mystery and a little intrigue. I loved it.

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