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Size 12 Is Not Fat, Meg Cabot

In Size 12 Is Not Fat, the former pop star, Heather Wells, finds herself without a record label and working in a dorm as an assistant dorm director, sorry, residence hall. Her life has fallen apart and has found herself living in an apartment with the brother of her ex-boyfriend. Oh and girls are found dead in the bottom of the elevator shaft in her dorm, sorry…residence hall.

Being that I couldn’t go to sleep I finished Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. The novel unfortunately started off very slowly, almost too slowly. As I continued to read it it picked up, but it still wasn’t that great. Don’t get me wrong the novel has it’s twists and turns, high points and low points, but I was waiting forever to read this book.

All in all there was murder, mystery, romance, and some excitement. The novel definitely was a lot crazier than the back cover lets on. By the end of it I definitely found myself laughing at jokes and hoping that everything turns out for the best for the protagonist.

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Killer in High Heels, Gemma Halliday

Have you ever heard a sound that made you want to find out more about it, when you probably should have been going in the opposite direction? Well the first sound Maddie heard was her long lost father’s voice, and the second sound was a gun shot.
After the two sounds echo through Maddie’s ears she decides that she must go find her father in Las Vegas, and figure out what’s going on. Her mother won’t hear of it though, but being stubborn Maddie she goes anyway lying about where she is.
When she finally finds  him she finds out things that she probably never wanted to know and gets caught in the middle of smuggled fake high heels. Of course she did not go alone, her best friend, Dana and the receptionist at her step-father’s salon, Marco tag along. She tries to leave her sexy cop, Ramirez behind, but he was not about to let her be in harms way.
In the next book of her series Gemma Halliday takes the klutzy fake detective on an emotional family seeking journey and throws her in danger. This mystery once again makes me wonder why can’t I do everything in a pair of high heels? What Maddie does takes some extreme skill and luck.

Keep turning the pages! 90s Born Reader

“If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels”
Charlize Theron

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Undercover in High Heels, Gemma Halliday

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Soap operas have more drama off set than they do on set. When Maddie finds out that the main character on her favorite soap opera has been receiving life threatening letters she decides to take it upon herself to go undercover and figure it out. In order to do that she has to figure out a way to get on set. With her best friend she finds her way on set, but where ever Maddie goes murder follows, and soon there is a murder on set.

Maddie, her best friend, and her sexy cop boyfriend all find a way to be on the famous soap opera set to find out who the murder is.

This novel is an amazing follow up mystery to her first one following the cute clumsy blond around who can’t stay away from fast food. Of course read this mystery because they are addicting, really good, and they make you feel like you can do anything in a cute pair of heels.

“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot” Marilyn Monroe

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Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

This book is the perfect murder mystery for girls. There’s fashion, there’s murder, there’s romance there is everything that you can possibly ask for in Gemma Halliday’s Spying in High Heels.
I took this with me on my cruise on my kindle and I could not put it down. The book immediately gets going and you want to know what the main klutzy character, Maddie, does when trying to solve a murder by herself. Of course the police was involved, but she figured that she was better than the police and could do it herself, sometimes getting herself into more trouble than was worth, but hey she found herself a hot cop… who could ask for anything else? Did I mention her stuck in the ‘80s mom and her could possibly be gay step-dad, and a real dad who ran out on her with a show girl? Yes this book has a lot more than just a mystery, but the mystery is good too.
This might seem like a short review but I don’t want to give anything away in this book. This mystery has twists and turns throwing the reader a surprise. It also reminds girls that it’s okay to look cute and still be able to do amazing things and snag a hot guy as well.
As soon as I finished reading it I got on my laptop and bought the next one so I could continue reading this wonderful series. Seeing a trend here? My thing right now is definitely mysteries.
I highly highly highly recommend this book because it was just that good. If you have a kindle, get it on the kindle if you’re not sure because it is very cheap, but like I said I got the next one immediately after I was finished.

“A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.” Daniel J. Boorstin

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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Devil worship, secrets of the Washington DC, and the ultimate word! Dan Brown has once again made his book something you will never forget. In The Lost Symbol Dan Brown opens your eyes to see what secrets make up the nation’s capitol. The book includes murder, history, thrill, suspense, and so many other emotions.
The novel is amazing! It had me on the computer googling what I was reading just so I could see the artwork he added in his novel and get visuals on everything. I never wanted to put the book down even when I was extremely scared. I’m pretty sure if I lived in Washington DC I would see everything in a whole new light.
By the end of the novel I once again had the same eye opening feeling that I did at the end of Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, the feeling that everything that I know is basically the product of unremembered history. When reading the novel I just really have to suggest that you keep an open mind and don’t throw out any ideas before you finish the wonderful piece of work.
“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.” Charles Scribner Jr.
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More and Less…

So… I ended up reading a lot more books than expected, but not all of them were on my list.

I didn’t read Kite Runner and I only read a little bit of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. What I did read though was amazing.

I ended up reading Spying in High Heels, Undercover in High Heels(both by Gemma Halliday), Once Upon Stilettos, and Enchanted Inc (both by Shanna Swendson).

These 4 books were perfect for the cruise. They provided me romance, murder, mystery, excitement, and the compelling urge to not put the books down, though I was reading all of these on my kindle.

Look for more posts on these 4 books as I write what I thought about the book in it’s own book review.

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Read for a reason

Recently I was talking to my girlfriends and I had a crazy idea for us to share. I told them not to judge me and to just think about it for a second.

I suggested that we start a BOOK CLUB! To my surprise I got quick positive responses. They were actually really excited to read something all together and something good. It also gives us a reason to get together and have fun with each other.

We’ll take turns choosing books and try to get together every 3 weeks or so hopefully having finished the book.

This first book we’re going to read is Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot! A Heather Wells Mystery

Meg Cabot has always been on of my favorite authors starting with the Princess Diaries series, I’m not quite sure if I ever finished that series, but it’s on my to do list.

I think this is a great book for us to read because being a group of girls we get caught up in sizes and what is the right size or not. It’s also a murder mystery, so that will provide a ton of excitement. To know more about Meg Cabot you can either follow her on Twitter at @megcabot and she has a website http://www.megcabot.com