Monday, September 28, 2015

Book Review: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

Author: Meg Cabot
Title: Size 14 Is Not Fat Either
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: Nov 26, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: 
Former pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College—a career that does not require her to drape her size 12 body in embarrassingly skimpy outfits. She can even cope (sort of) with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade. But she's definitely having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that's AWOL.)

Surrounded by hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls—Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again. If it gets her mind off her personal problems—and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives—it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!

Review: The Heather Wells mysteries are the books I go to when I need to read something light and funny.

In Size 14 Is Not Fat Either the murder is a little more grisly. I mean, how often do heads get found in pots in residence halls kitchen. Not often.

The cast of character in this book (and all of the Heather Wells books) will have you rolling in the aisles. You get familiar faces like her ex Jordan Cartright and his brother Cooper, who is her landlord, boss and crush, Magda the cafeteria lady and now her ex con father. Oh and my favorite reoccurring character was Gavin, and he plays a huge part in helping Heather uncover who killed Lindsey.

The whodunit was a little bit easy to figure out, but it was super fun getting there!

Meg Cabot always delivers books that are fast paced and funny. I like to categorize this series as cozy chicklit mysteries.

Nothing is realistic, but everything is hilarious and that's what makes these books so enjoyable. I do recommend reading them in order. (I read the most recent book first, so I had spoilers as I started reading the other books in the series, so that took some of the fun out of them)

I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a light fluffy fun mystery that's geared toward a younger set. (Most cozy mysteries seem to focus of middle aged sleuths, sadly of which I am one)

Rating: 5 flowers


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