SERIESous’ Top Book Series: Favourite Author, Favourite Meg Cabot Series
Series: Heather Wells Mysteries
Author: Meg Cabot
# of Books: 5 (Size 12 is not Fat; Size 14 Isn’t Fat Either; Big Boned; Size 12 and Ready to Rock; The Bride Wore Size 12)
Book Order: Chronological
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Romance, Chick Lit, Humour
Heat Rating: cool
Point of View: First Person
Coming from a small town, my library has a limited collection of books so when I went through my Meg Cabot reading phase I quickly progressed to her adult contemporary romances. The Heather Wells Mysteries series was one a few of my other friends had read around the same time and enjoyed it so I decided to give it a shot (not like I really had a variety of options).
I have to say that this series is probably my favourite adult series by Meg Cabot for a number of reasons. One is that I always had fun reading these books. I loved the cast of characters that we get and the somewhat absurd situations Heather finds herself in. Each book was very entertaining in terms of the mystery, plotline and the romance(s) so I never had a dull moment.
Because of the setup of this series, it definitely could have gone on forever but I’m glad it’s only 5 books long because I was tired of waiting for Cabot to finish writing them :P. While the character relationships flow throughout the series, each book has its own mystery that starts and is solved within the novel. While it is listed as a romance, I have to say that the focus is on Heather finding herself after her career as a popstar and her solving the mystery in the novel. Romantic scenes definitely do happen but don’t expect an erotic suspense novel–so it is a cleaner read for young adults as well.
If you are looking for a clean, fun chick lit series–this is a series for you! Heather Wells is a fun and funny heroine who solves crimes all while balancing her job and love life. A lot of fun and one of Meg Cabot’s best series.
Similar Reads: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic Series #1) and Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot (Queen of Babble Series #1)
Synopsis for Size 12 is not Fat (from Goodreads):
Heather Wells Rocks!
Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two — and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather’s perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York’s top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather’s residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.
The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen — not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives — even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!
But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who’s sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong …