July 10, 2012

Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot

Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Series: Heather Wells
Review Source: Edelweiss

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
Summer break . . . and the livin' ain't easy

Just because the students at New York College have flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax. Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself--who just happens to be newly married to Heather's ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead . . . and it's clear that the star was the intended victim.

Grant Cartwright, head of Cartwright Records, wants to keep his daughter-in-law (and his highest-earning performer) alive. So he hires his oldest son, black sheep of the family and private investigator Cooper Cartwright--who just happens to be Heather's "new" fiancE. Heather should leave the detecting to Cooper. But with a dorm full of hysterical mini-divas-in-training, she can't help but get involved. And after Tania shares a really shocking secret with her, "this" reality suddenly becomes more dangerously real than anyone ever anticipated.

My Thoughts:
I love these books! Seriously, they are so much fun. It’s been such a long time since the last one (Big Boned, in 2007) that I was worried that without re-reading the previous books I wouldn’t be as into the story, but thankfully that wasn’t the case at all. I fell right back into the story and the characters, and I think that even without reading the previous books you would be able to pick this one up and understand everything going on.

Heather was just as fun and awesome a character as I remembered her being, and I love how she’s quirky and fun without being too stereotypical. I also loved the romance angle, even though it wasn’t a huge part of the book, because Heather and Cooper are all kinds of adorable.

Having mysterious deaths occuring at Heather’s workplace over and over again could get tired, even at a place dubbed 'Death Dorm', but I think the way that Meg Cabot introduced another mystery at the residence hall was really smart. I loved how it brought Tania and Jordan into the story more, because those two are crazy and absolutely hilarious.

All in all this was a great new installment, and I can’t say enough good about this series. It’s so much fun and the books always have a good mystery/intrigue element to them, while still containing the romance and humour you would expect from a Meg Cabot book. While this is an adult series I think it would appeal to most teens, especially with the main character working at a college dorm.

The Cover:
Nothing special, but it is cute & blingy.


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  1. Meg Cabot's books are always such fun reads. You can't expect too much depth from them or even too much character development but I always enjoy them. Very cute series.

  2. Loved this book! I thought it was a great continuation in the series, and I am looking forward to VERY much the next one next summer! :)

    Meg Cabot is my favorite author!

    Great review!

  3. *hangs head in shame* I haven't read anything by Cabot. I'm going to fix that soon though... I hope.

  4. I'm so happy you liked it so much.
    I think I liked it a little less but I didn't love Heather or Cooper any less - if that makes sense.

    I thought I was a great "pick me up" read and I hope we hear more from Heather in the future :D

  5. :) I'm glad you were able to enjoy it! I haven't read this series but I love most of Cabot's YA series! I'm glad there is more mysteries then murder mysteries in this book.
    Fantastic review Ashley!

  6. I've read tons of Meg Cabot books. However, I can only say that I like them...not that I love them. I've never read one of her adult books though (well, except for Insatiable). I wonder if I'd like this more than her teen books.

    1. I feel the same way about most of her books, although I ADORED All-American Girl when it came out, and I was totally obsessed with the Mediator series too.

      Her adult chick-lit books are a lot of fun. For the most part I wouldn't say anything SUPER special, but still lots of fun. The Heather Wells series is probably my favourite though, as Heather is less bratty than other Meg heroines.

  7. I don't think I've read any of her books, but this definitely sounds like a really fun read, and perfect for vacation.

    1. Meg Cabot books are definitely perfect vacation reads! =)

  8. I LOVE All-American Girl too!!! My absolute favorite. Glad to see the next Heather Wells is going to be just as much fun as the first couple!


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