Today is my spot on the #Blogtour for the fabulous #BBNYA 2020 finalist #staymadsweetheart by @hkist @writereadstours @BBNYA_official #BBNYA2020 @foliosociety

  • Title – Stay mad, sweetheart
  • Author – Heleen Kist
  • Pages – 336
  • Publisher – Red Dog Press
    Publication date – 19.11.2019
  • Data scientist Laura prefers the company of her books to the real world – let alone the cesspit online. But when her best friend Emily becomes the victim of horrific cyber bullying, she makes it her all engulfing mission to track down the worst culprits.

    Petite corporate financier Suki is about to outshine the stupid boys at her firm: she’s leading the acquisition of Edinburgh’s most exciting start-up. If only she could get its brilliant, but distracted, co-founder Laura to engage.

    Event planner Claire is left to salvage the start-ups annual conference after her colleague Emily fails to return to work. She’s determined to get a promotion out of it, but her boss isn’t playing ball.

    As the woman’s paths intertwine, the insidious discrimination they each face comes to light. Emboldened by Emily’s tragic experience, they join forces to plot the downfall of those who’ve wronged them.

    But with emotions running high, will the punishment fit the crime?

    This is my second time reading this books – I thought I would re-read for a fresh updated review ahead of this blog tour.

    Firstly, let’s talk about the amazing cover, it certainly draws you to the book straight away, making you want to judge a book by its cover.

    This book was filled with beautiful descriptive writing, with one of my favourite paragraphs being ‘I loved how authors used words – the perfect words – to convey a thousand emotions and take me on a journey from which I could emerge simultaneously drained and invigorated to take reality again’ – and Heleen Kist certainly has a serious talent with words.

    The main theme of this book is feminism – the three main characters Laura, Suki and Claire want equality and justice for how they have been wronged, and I think it is the perfect book for everyone to read in this current day we are living in.

    Laura was instantly likeable and my favourite character by a mile, an introverted, avid reader, what is there not to love about her right? I felt an incredible connection to Laura and loved how her character progressed throughout the pages, starting from an isolated quiet reader to making bold choices to right her wrongs with her new set of friends.

    This book is a fantastic thrilling read that will keep you hooked.



    I received this book to read and review as part of the BBNYA 2020 competition and/or the BBNYA tours organised by the @The_WriteReads tours team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.

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