Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer Blog Tour

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Publication: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Author/Publisher

Fans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, 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.

Trust Me, I’m Lying  was a fun adventure. It did remind me a little bit of Heist Society being that they are both young con artists in their own right. 

Julep (which is she tells us is not even her real name) pulls off pretty schemes for the students of a upscale high school that she attends. I liked seeing the different cons she pulled off for people. And the reasons behind her actions. It’s obvious she has a real knack for what she does, plus she has the help of her friend Sam, who is a hacker. There were  a few times that I started to get concerned for her pulling off stunts on school grounds, especially since the Dean seems to have it out for her.

I didn’t really  get the relationship with the boy, Tyler.  I know he is supposed to be a love interest for Julep,  but I didn’t understand why she was including him in the beginning. She was basically letting some strange hot boy all into her life, without really thinking of the consequences. For someone who is such a great con artist, who can handle a job without letting her emotions affect the endgame, it was just a little weird. 

I did like  the story-line and Julep. She is very smart and gifted at spinning tales. Among other things. The mystery was well played out. The pace of the story was quick, and there were several twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.  If you are a fan of teen thrillers and mysteries, then Trust Me, I’m Lying will provide you with a much needed fix.

RATING: 4 out of 5.


Mary Elizabeth Summer is an instructional designer, a mom, a champion of the serial comma, and a pie junkie. Oh, and she sometimes writes books about teenage delinquents saving the day. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, her partner, and her evil overlor–er, cat. TRUST ME, I'M LYING, a YA mystery, will be released by Delacorte in Fall 2014.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really chilling read that I won't be able to put down! It's a shame you weren't able to connect to that one character. Oh, and I love the cover!