The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright
Today I am excited to join the blog tour for The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright.
Many thanks to Lucy Chamberlain from Legend Press and NetGalley for the tour invite and copy of the book, which I reviewed honestly.
Elle Campbell is a glossy, lycra-clad mum with washboard abs, a ten-year plan and a secret past.
Abi Black has quit sugar, moved to the country and is homeschooling her kids.
Leisel Adams slogs away at her office job each day before rushing home, steeped in guilt, to spend precious moments with her kids before bedtime.
All three share a label that they simultaneously relish and loathe: mummy blogger. And when they are nominated for an award with a hefty cash prize, the scene is set for a brutal and often hilarious battle for hearts, minds-and clicks. As the awards night gets closer, their lies get bigger, their stunts get crazier – and some mistakes from the past become harder and harder to hide
I’m not familiar with the world of Mummy Blogging but the description for this book looked interesting so I was eager to find out more.
The book revolves around three very different women who blog about their lives as parents. At first, it seems that they have little in common. However, as the book progresses it becomes clear that there are connections in their private lives.
They are all nominated for an award with a cash prize and OMG….the gloves are off!
It’s a really interesting look into the background of social media. Not all the characters are likeable or relatable (I hope not!) but each one is rounded, witty and memorable. It doesn’t matter which method of parenting you prefer, there is something for everyone. Holly Wainwright adds a softer side to the characters too, which gives a refreshing contrast to the bitching and backstabbing.
It took me a while to get into the book but once I was acquainted with the mummy bloggers I found the book thoroughly entertaining. I certainly won’t ever see the ‘perfect’ parents on Instagram and YouTube in the same light again!
Overall a thought-provoking, entertaining and witty read, perfect for holidays.