Mary Elizabeth Summer Trust Me, I'm Lying

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Fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society novels will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.   Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist, a master of disguise, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha High, where her father, an old-school grifter with a weakness for the ponies, sends her to so she can learn to mingle with the upper crust. For extra spending money Julep doesn’t rely on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates while dodging the dean of students and maintaining an A+ (okay, A-) average. But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s carefully laid plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel. Even with help from St. Agatha’s resident Prince Charming, Tyler Richland, and her loyal hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to trace her dad’s trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, family secrets, and worse, the threat of foster care. With everything she has at stake, Julep’s in way over her head . . . but that’s not going to stop her from using every trick in the book to find her dad before his mark finds her. Because that would be criminal.   “A sexy love triangle and madcap mystery . . . I loved this book.” —Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret One of TeenVogue's 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year! "Julep isn't just another high schooler beset by the usual drama of boys and academia. Nope—she also happens to be a con artist and master of disguise, which comes in mighty handy when her father mysteriously disappears. Determined, she delves into the underbelly of Chicago to find him (bringing a bunch of fresh plot lines and unexpected twists along the way)."--teenVogue.com "Summer creates a standout character in Julep. She lies and cheats with so much confidence and skill that readers will cheer her on, but she also adheres to her own strict moral code. . . An memorable debut; here's hoping for a lot more from Summer."--Kirkus   From the Hardcover edition.

Surprisingly entertaining and well-writrten piece of YA fiction with a bitter-sweet end.

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    Trust Me, I'm Lying
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    ichundelaine

    04. August 2016 um 14:11

    Again one of those books solely purchased because I liked the cover, yet this time the content was just as pleasing as the outside! If you are looking for an entertainingly written and YA age-approriate story, you should take a look at this little gem.Juklep Dupree is a con-artist and she lies... a lot. Her swanky upper-class education institution St. Agathas is paid for by her little side business where she runs various scams for her wealthy class mates while trying to stay off the dean's radar. The money and favours she makes are also used to get her one of her favourite things: COFFEE.All could be fine and dandy until one day her Dad vanishes, leaving a ransacked appartment and no clue where to find him... wait, he does leave a clue but a very subtle one and it takes everything in Julep's power to follow it and to not land in foster-care. At every corner there is a new twist, a slight turn so you basically don't know where thinks are turning to. Next to the daughter-seeks-father-Story there is the issue of Sam (Julep's trusted geek-sidekick) and Tyler (St. Agatha's yours truly heartthrob) who ensue in a battle for Juleps heart. Mind you, this whole menage-a-trois is really tame since this is YA and not 50-Shades-crap. The novelty is actually the refreshingly strong female lead character. She is smart, brave, won't take shit from anybody and in the end, she falls for the right guy. I really liked her since I am usually quite appalled by the usual YA heroine who seems to loose her brain whenever a handsome hunk crosses her path. I also learned quite some things about manipulation...This book is a new twist on the whole YA Romance/Fiction genre and if you are in for something more adventurous that amorous i can gladly recommend this pretty little book.

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