Thursday, April 11, 2013

Book Review: Size 12 and Ready to Rock

TITLE: Size 12 and Ready to Rock
Book 4 in the Heather Wells series
AUTHOR: Meg Cabot
CATEGORY: Adult Fiction
GENRE: Cozy Mystery, Chick-litish
PREMISE: Heather is drawn against her will back into the Cartwright Family Drama when Tania's life is threatened and she hosts a summer camp at Heather's dorm.
MY REVIEW: I have a utter fondness for the Heather Wells series (and Meg Cabot books in general but you all already know that). They are unashamed chick-lit cozy mysteries and don't try to be anything else which is fine because they are just utter fun. Formulaic fun, yes. But fun nonetheless.
Most of the enjoyment comes from Heather herself. In particular, Heather's inner commentary. Seriously, some of her commentary on the things that are going on are pure comedy gold. There were also several great rants that had me going "preach girl, preach!" such as her commentary on people who sniff at pop music without actually realizing what pop music actually IS.
This series, is one of those that are just almost always going to put a smile on my face. It is proof that chick-lit doesn't have to be annoying and can be fun without villainizing women in order to make your heroine look great (lots of chick lit do this all the time which is why I tend to avoid the genre). If you just want a fun pick-me-up I highly suggest this series.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that have read books 1-3, Cozy Mystery fans, Cabot fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five snarky sleuths

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