Girls*Heart* Books: Author Appreciation Day 28: the Marvelous Meg Cabot

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Author Appreciation Day 28: the Marvelous Meg Cabot

Today we are showing love to the wonderfully diversified Meg Cabot! She is the author of (so) many fantastic series' for teens & adults. I love her because I can read pretty much all of her books, regardless of what age they are meant for. 

Meg Cabot's Website
I honestly don't even remember how I came across my first Meg Cabot book, but I do know which one it was. Boy Next Door, one of her adult novels.  It was hilarious and I loved the way it was written, in journal entries and phone messages and lists. It was phenomenal, in my opinion, and I have loved every book I've read by her since! But my absolute favorite series by her is the Heather Mills Mystery books! 

First of all the characters are hilarious; Heather is someone you'd want to hang out with all the time. She's sassy and sweet & funny as all get out! Then we have Cooper-Heather's hunky roommate who she wishes was more. Add some love struck college students and a few loyal friends and there you have it; a recipe for a fantastic read!

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 . . .

It's a fantastic series and I absolutely cannot wait for the next book, due out in July!
A delectable comedy mystery that proves once more that the much beloved author of The Princess Diaries rules in the realm of grown-up women’s fiction as well. Heather’s got her hands full when a pop star and her reality TV camera crew invade the dorm—bringing with them a summer camp-full of adoring teen admirers—only to have an inconvenient homicide spoil the fun. There’s romance, treachery, merry mayhem and music—just the ticket for readers who like to rock out on the hip contemporary singleton fiction of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner, and Jane Green.

I can't wait!! Have you guys read Meg's books? Which was your favorite?

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