Book Review: The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright [50/100 * 2019]

The Mummy BloggersThe Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

‘People aren’t who you think they are from the outside.’

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Much thanks to NetGalley and Legend Press for this advance copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.


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.


Holly Wainwright is a writer, editor and broadcaster. Originally from Manchester in the north of England, she’s been living in Sydney for more than twenty years and has built a career there in print and digital publishing, most recently as Head of Entertainment at Mamamia Women’s Network. Holly also hosts a podcast about family called This Glorious Mess, has two small children, a partner called Brent and wishes there were four more hours in every day.

📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Women’s Fiction
📚 POV: Multiple Third Person
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Stalking. Drug Addiction. Attempted Murder. Online bullying. Faking cancer. Faking death. Internet and Social Media Obsession.
⚠ Read if: you love celebrities, bloggers and internet sensations. Also, if you are a reality show fan.

If you need a genre-breaking or a breath-of-fresh-air read, get a copy of The Mummy Bloggers. After all the thrillers and the romances and all the drama, this was one extremely entertaining read!

The book revolves around three parenting bloggers:
🔸Elle – Ms. Perfect, stylish, rich and seems to have everything together
🔸Abi – Blogger of all things healthy and eco-friendly, tactless with a very strong personality
🔸Liesl – Working mommy who tells things like they are, busy moms advocate and very genuine

These motherbloggers are from different ends of the spectrum, with their own distinct parenting styles. They are three of the most followed, thus, competing for the coveted Blog-aaah Award.

Trying to get the award results in too much pressure. Lying and manipulating their fanbases, even creating drama, just to boost blog clicks and views.

I admittedly a big fan of Youtube personalitiles, so I definitely am part of this book’s target market. People love having inspiration, and people also have loving someone to hate. We are all guilty of internet stalking, and that behavior makes this book a definitely relatable fun read.

The author weaves a story with likeable characters, smooth story flow and quirky surprises. Very excited to read more from her. This one’s a great story.


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