Oh my goodness!!! I have been waiting for this book for so long! Along with many of you, I’m sure. I’ve been a huge fan of this series (and of course the author) for YEARS – so long that reviews of the first three books aren’t even on this blog, since I read them farther back than that!
Anyway, it’s pretty clear that I’m thrilled to be back in this first-rate, humorous, mystery series once more!
If you haven’t read the previous books (Size 12 is Not Fat, Size 14 is Not Fat Either, and Big Boned), you most definitely shouldn’t read this review as it will give spoilers of awesome things that are always better read in order!
Final warning to look away unless you’re a Heather Wells reader…
Okay, it’s been three months since an extremely happy change happened in Heather’s life – and with the New York College residence hall she is the assistant director of, Fischer Hall a.k.a. “Death Dorm” nearly empty as the summer rolls in, she figures she’ll have some time to breathe.
Not so much.
Before she knows it, Fischer Hall is flooded with teenage divas in training attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp – which includes cameras for Tania and Jordan’s new reality show. So, instead of a relatively stress-free summer, Heather finds herself spending more time with her former longtime boyfriend and his newly pregnant superstar wife than she ever imagined.
But when a clear threat to Tania’s life begins to start hurting those around her – Heather isn’t the only one without time to breathe. Only the other person’s situation is much more literal.
Despite professionals getting involved, including private detective/Jordan’s brother/Heather’s new hush-hush fiancé Cooper Cartwright, Heather still can’t seem to keep out of the investigation…
I tried to be rather vague on things, because I’m of the opinion that’s always more fun to know less!
This latest edition in the Heather Wells series is just as fun, fast, and entertaining as the previous outings! And seeing Heather and Cooper together is so AWESOME! So often, once the couple gets together a series or book is over, in this case it’s different – and I love it!!!
Hilarious scenes and laugh-out-loud lines pepper Size 12 and Ready to Rock amidst it’s vibrantly realized settings of New York, the residence hall and their brownstone home. I absolutely always root for Heather and her colorful, crazy friends as we dive into a new murder mystery!
And, OH MY GOSH, Size 12 and Ready to Rock has to feature one of the most hysterically terrible songs written (via Meg Cabot’s oh-so-awesome imagination) through one of Cooper’s younger sisters. You’ll know it when you get there. Truly. Very, very memorable!
Without further ado, I cannot stress how much fun Size 12 and Ready to Rock was! It was comforting to return to beloved characters, a “cozy” mystery, and a chunk of cheerful diversion that made a long day at work float away.
Happily, in the Q and A section in the back, Meg Cabot says there will be another book in 2013 called Size 12 is the New Black. Thank goodness! Because this series is EXCELLENT!!!