Stay Sweet

Stay Sweet

A summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream. Summer in Sand Lake isn?t complete without a trip to Meade Creamery?the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably A summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream. Summer in Sand Lake isn?t complete without a trip t...

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Title:Stay Sweet
Author:Siobhan Vivian
Rating:
Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:1481452320
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Stay Sweet Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 23, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

  • Nasty Lady MJ
    Jul 04, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

    3.5 I really enjoyed the ice cream stand storyline. However, I disliked the growing tensions when it came to the friendship between Amelia and Cate. I liked Amelia's character and I loved seeing her dedication and passion towards running the ice cream stand. On the other hand, I tho...

    "It?s the science of puberty. Girls develop faster than boys, emotionally and physically. How can any girl expect a high school boy to give her the moon and the stars when he?s basically an overgrown testosterone gland with legs?" This one starts off a wee bit morbid and blends ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally published on my blog, Turning Pages. This book had all the promise of being a fantastic contemporary about friends, ice cream, running a business, and romance. But the book only truly thrived...

    To see full review with gif click here. I have been on a slew of shit reads lately. Yeah, I know a harsh way to start the review, but I?ll just say it now, Stay Sweet isn?t bad. It?s a little bland and other than the twist towards the end of the novel there?s nothing that re...

  • ضحى الحداد
    May 09, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

  • Alise  (Readers in Wonderland)
    Apr 22, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

  • Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
    May 03, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

    3.5 I really enjoyed the ice cream stand storyline. However, I disliked the growing tensions when it came to the friendship between Amelia and Cate. I liked Amelia's character and I loved seeing her dedication and passion towards running the ice cream stand. On the other hand, I tho...

    "It?s the science of puberty. Girls develop faster than boys, emotionally and physically. How can any girl expect a high school boy to give her the moon and the stars when he?s basically an overgrown testosterone gland with legs?" This one starts off a wee bit morbid and blends ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally published on my blog, Turning Pages. This book had all the promise of being a fantastic contemporary about friends, ice cream, running a business, and romance. But the book only truly thrived...

    To see full review with gif click here. I have been on a slew of shit reads lately. Yeah, I know a harsh way to start the review, but I?ll just say it now, Stay Sweet isn?t bad. It?s a little bland and other than the twist towards the end of the novel there?s nothing that re...

    Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit: Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian Stay Sweet is a book all about teens and ice cream that belies it's true feminist nature. Siobhan Vivian has put together a fantastic read that is just fluffy enough, just feminist enough, just romantic e...

  • ALEXA
    Apr 26, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

  • Peggy
    Jul 06, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

  • Lindsay
    Mar 03, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Apr 02, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

  • Jen Ryland
    Apr 04, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

  • Adele
    Apr 13, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Feb 06, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

  • Theresa
    Apr 16, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

  • Tin
    Mar 18, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

  • Sandy
    Jul 26, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

    3.5 I really enjoyed the ice cream stand storyline. However, I disliked the growing tensions when it came to the friendship between Amelia and Cate. I liked Amelia's character and I loved seeing her dedication and passion towards running the ice cream stand. On the other hand, I tho...

  • Maureen
    Jun 10, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Mar 27, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

  • Lola
    May 15, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

  • Clara
    Jun 27, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    May 10, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

  • Caitlin
    Apr 18, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

    3.5 I really enjoyed the ice cream stand storyline. However, I disliked the growing tensions when it came to the friendship between Amelia and Cate. I liked Amelia's character and I loved seeing her dedication and passion towards running the ice cream stand. On the other hand, I tho...

    "It?s the science of puberty. Girls develop faster than boys, emotionally and physically. How can any girl expect a high school boy to give her the moon and the stars when he?s basically an overgrown testosterone gland with legs?" This one starts off a wee bit morbid and blends ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally published on my blog, Turning Pages. This book had all the promise of being a fantastic contemporary about friends, ice cream, running a business, and romance. But the book only truly thrived...

  • Helene Jeppesen
    May 12, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    Apr 12, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

  • Stacy Fetters
    Mar 09, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

    3.5 I really enjoyed the ice cream stand storyline. However, I disliked the growing tensions when it came to the friendship between Amelia and Cate. I liked Amelia's character and I loved seeing her dedication and passion towards running the ice cream stand. On the other hand, I tho...

    "It?s the science of puberty. Girls develop faster than boys, emotionally and physically. How can any girl expect a high school boy to give her the moon and the stars when he?s basically an overgrown testosterone gland with legs?" This one starts off a wee bit morbid and blends ...

  • Sam :)
    Jun 21, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

    3.5 I really enjoyed the ice cream stand storyline. However, I disliked the growing tensions when it came to the friendship between Amelia and Cate. I liked Amelia's character and I loved seeing her dedication and passion towards running the ice cream stand. On the other hand, I tho...

    "It?s the science of puberty. Girls develop faster than boys, emotionally and physically. How can any girl expect a high school boy to give her the moon and the stars when he?s basically an overgrown testosterone gland with legs?" This one starts off a wee bit morbid and blends ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally published on my blog, Turning Pages. This book had all the promise of being a fantastic contemporary about friends, ice cream, running a business, and romance. But the book only truly thrived...

    To see full review with gif click here. I have been on a slew of shit reads lately. Yeah, I know a harsh way to start the review, but I?ll just say it now, Stay Sweet isn?t bad. It?s a little bland and other than the twist towards the end of the novel there?s nothing that re...

    Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit: Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian Stay Sweet is a book all about teens and ice cream that belies it's true feminist nature. Siobhan Vivian has put together a fantastic read that is just fluffy enough, just feminist enough, just romantic e...

    Gah! This book was SO CUTE!!!! And it was based around ice cream so hello perfect book right here! I loved the friendship relationship of this book too. Cate and Amelia?s relationship as best friends was entertaining and sweet to watch unfold. Also Grady was a great male lead. He see...

    Rating: 4 stars A sweet summer read :) I enjoyed this book so much! It had much more focus on the ice cream stand and saving it than the romantic aspect. I really enjoyed that, though! This was about Amelia figuring out who she was and how to save the thing she loved most - the busi...

  • emi
    May 24, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Apr 27, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Apr 25, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

  • ✦ Maica ✦ [mini hiatus]
    Jul 05, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

  • Abigail
    Jul 10, 2018

    I smell summer. If you?re tempted to lie in your backyard, under the sun, to get tanned or simply enjoy the outdoors, I certainly encourage you to consider taking this book with you. The concept is fairly original. Who would have thought that an ice cream stand would mean so mu...

    As a small business owner, there was so much about this book that I enjoyed. Seeing how the ice cream stand began back in the 40?s, reading about a young woman starting a business when no one but her friends believed in her, how that business continued to be successful and beloved ov...

    This was mega cute and sugary sweet. Definitely the perfect book to read outside this summer! I will say though that I wasn?t at all a fan of the romance in this one; I was WAY more invested in the status of the ice cream shop itself and the bond between all the Meade Creamery Girls ...

    2.75/5 Such mixed feelings about this one! I really enjoyed reading about how the ice cream stand came to be & the process of making ice cream but everything else fell flat. The romance was not believable and way to rushed, the main female friendship was catty and our main ch...

    3.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this! it was the perfect light read that I needed right in the moment. The story within a story about Molly, the ice cream stand owner, was AMAZING. I WANT MORE OF HER PLZ. I really liked seeing Amelia grow as a character and learn what she wanted for he...

    This, unfortunately, is a solid no from me. Look, I have nothing against fluffy contemporaries. Nothing at all. In fact, I like to seek them out, because they?re refreshing. STAY SWEET, in particular, has this (from the outset, at least) a nice fun summery feeling. It promised ic...

    "But maybe the only thing stopping her were the limits she put on herself." This book is as sweet as the ice cream it sells! The Meade Creamery has been open for business every summer since 1944 and after decades of ice cream and satisfied customers, they have become an essential...

    This was cute, and sweet, and filled with ice cream - exactly what I was looking for! I wasn?t expecting too much from this except that I wanted a cute, fluffy contemporary to read in the hot spring sunshine. When I came across this novel which deals with girls working in an ice crea...

    *I would like to thankSimon & Schuster Children?s Publishing for providing me a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book and the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. While I was reading the book, I cra...

    DNF so I'm leaving off a rating. I love fluffy summer contemporaries, but this one didn't work for me at all. The third person present tense writing was incredibly clunky & awkward, the characters weren't particularly likable (or... real if you know what I mean), and the whole stor...

    This was amazing! Going to be rereading the final version for sure! ...

    Omg I read a book. I also learned that I didn't forget how to read. Maybe I'll even write a review? Maybe? Probably not. Anyways, it's been a good day for me. ...

    Fannie Flagg meets YA. Very cute; I?d recommend to anyone who wants a light, fluffy summer read. ...

    Amelia starts off her first day as Head Girl for Meade's Creamery by finding the dead body of owner Molly Meade inside the ice cream stand. Thinking this is the end to her summer job and the business, she accepts the truth that her planned summer has been broken into shambles until Mol...

    I knew I needed Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian the second I heard about its publication. This book has everything you could possibly want: summer vibes, ice cream, feminism, and friendship. I loved the ice cream parlour setting, and the main character is a strong leader. This book is cut...

    This might be my favorite Siobhan Vivian yet! It's very in the style of her other books, but with a sweeter edge to it (and still packed with well-drawn, head-strong, complex feminist characters). What I love about Vivian's books is they're so YA -- these are teens being teens, figurin...

    4.5 stars!! I absolutely LOVED this book it was exactly what I needed this week and I?m such a sucker for a good summer contemporary. I realized when I was toward the end of the book that one of the reasons I liked it so much was that I really related to Amelia as a main character. I...

    3.5 stars ...

    I really liked STAY SWEET, friends, and not just for the ice cream (though the ice cream part was obviously amazing). It?s the kind of contemporary I enjoy, with a summer of change, growing pains and still a lot of fun details too. ...

    The sweetest. I really loved this one. This book is the story of two women: in the past, there's Molly, who starts an ice cream stand in a lakeside town while she and the girls in her community wait for their sweethearts to come back from the war. And in the present, Amelia, who has...

    A huge Thank You to Simon & Schuster Canada, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts on Stay Sweet prior to sitting down and reading the book are that even though the premise for Stay Sweet is interesting...

    3.5 stars So this book was a nice summary read, it was so simple and drama free and I liked the atmosphere with the Ice cream stand and the girls friendship in there, it made me nostalgic to things in my own high school days, the simple story was fluffy and the romance was nice .. bu...

    I actually really liked this one. STAY SWEET is the best type of YA contemporary ? it reminds you of all the great things about summer, explores a variety of different relationships, and is just an overall sweet read (you had to have known there was going to be at least one sweet jok...

    3.5 I really enjoyed the ice cream stand storyline. However, I disliked the growing tensions when it came to the friendship between Amelia and Cate. I liked Amelia's character and I loved seeing her dedication and passion towards running the ice cream stand. On the other hand, I tho...

    "It?s the science of puberty. Girls develop faster than boys, emotionally and physically. How can any girl expect a high school boy to give her the moon and the stars when he?s basically an overgrown testosterone gland with legs?" This one starts off a wee bit morbid and blends ...

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review originally published on my blog, Turning Pages. This book had all the promise of being a fantastic contemporary about friends, ice cream, running a business, and romance. But the book only truly thrived...

    To see full review with gif click here. I have been on a slew of shit reads lately. Yeah, I know a harsh way to start the review, but I?ll just say it now, Stay Sweet isn?t bad. It?s a little bland and other than the twist towards the end of the novel there?s nothing that re...

    Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit: Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian Stay Sweet is a book all about teens and ice cream that belies it's true feminist nature. Siobhan Vivian has put together a fantastic read that is just fluffy enough, just feminist enough, just romantic e...

    Gah! This book was SO CUTE!!!! And it was based around ice cream so hello perfect book right here! I loved the friendship relationship of this book too. Cate and Amelia?s relationship as best friends was entertaining and sweet to watch unfold. Also Grady was a great male lead. He see...