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Trust Me, I'm Lying

(Trust Me #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  4,226 ratings  ·  623 reviews
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 dodgi ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Delacorte Press
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☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
This fixer creates way too many extra problems for the sake of 'fixing'. Also, what's up with the non-stop blabbering machine?
I can’t say I have much personal experience with conscience. I wasn’t born with that particular cricket on my shoulder. (c)
I might feel a little bad for her if I were a real person. As it happens, I’m not a real person, and she is not my client. (c)
Problem is, my dad is a voracious reader. He’ll read anything from physics texts to pulp private-eye novels. And he ne
Paula M
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, favorite, for-review
I never really expected a mystery/thriller book to break my heart. But this book did. Oh, it did. I don't even know if that's a good thing or not. All I know is that if a book affected you like the way this book affected me, it only means one thing: IT IS BRILLIANT AND MADE BY A GENIUS MIND.

Yep, I think Veronica will approve it.





Julep (if that's her real name) is a con artist. A grifter. And she's good at what she do. After all, she learned from the best grifter she knows: her father. Who
I personally did not enjoy Ally Carter's Heist Society and I won't even pretend to know anything about Ocean's Eleven so just bear with me here.
(Julep's not my real name, either, but we'll get back to that later.)

I personally think that is a wonderful line to start this all off, because if the synopsis didn't give away what the book was about, then that certainly will.
Out of all the con artist-type books I have read over my short years of obsessive reading, all of them have something to do w


Tom Adams
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a pretty cynical dude in my late twenties, so I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this book so much.

I am reminded of being "forced" to watch Gilmore Girls in high school. "Not again!" I exclaimed while smiling inside. Like Rory and later Veronica, Julep and her author won me over with their wit and charm. Readers of all genders and ages will be hooked.
2.5 stars.

Not a proper review, really, just some notes.

The relationship between Tyler and Julep was fine (especially for YA standards nowadays), but they trusted each other far too quickly. Not to mention that there were a lot of "I didn't want him to know, so why I did bring him with me, where's he sure to find out?" on Julep's part. I DON'T KNOW, JULEP. YOU TELL ME.

I was very, almost pleasantly, surprised that (view spoiler)
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Trust Me, I'm lying was fun, adventurous, but with a thrillingly sinister storyline that I couldn't put down. Reminiscent of Veronica Mars, it follows the story of Julep, a sassy voice in a sea of the wealthy and elite. She makes dreams a reality for a fee, with intricate schemes ranging from setting up dates for the desperate, to criminal activity. Her single father teaching her all he knows, until she comes home from school and finds her place ransacked
All of it was just too unrealistic, that's saying something considering how far my mind can stretch when it comes to unrealistic events but, ugh... There was so much potential here. I just couldn't get into it. The protagonist was also too distant I think. I found myself not really caring about her insignificant woes when there was so much going on. Meh.. 2.5stars. ...more
May 13, 2013 added it
I was lucky enough to read the manuscript of this, and it is AWESOME: smart lead, deft snark, intriguing mystery. Kind of a Veronica Mars meets Paper Moon. Just flat-out good. If you dig YA and are craving something fresh and snappy, read this.
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
I thought this story line sounded like a great set up, teenage con artist Julep Dupree, works with her father (also a con artist) so she can learn the ways of the privileged upper class and go on to con them in the future. She's attending, St. Agatha's, a private school, where she does "favors" for her fellow classmates (for the right price). But something is obviously wrong when Julep comes home to find her apartment ransacked and her father missing.

I recently read 'Sway' by Kat Spears, and the
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To be really honest with you, I was expecting so much more from this book ! This is on
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

With every turn, the plot thickens and develops as the author hits the fan with more intriguing twists and plots that can’t help but keep you hooked until the very end. – Abooktopia

Julep is a con artist. A grifter of sorts. And like all con artists, Julep Dupree is not her name. She’s good at what she does. It’s her job. After all, she learned from the best of the best: her father. That is until he went missing…

This book came off with a great start that immediat
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was sent to me in exchange for a review. All opinions stated below are mine and 100% honest.

Trust Me, I'm lying is PURE ENTERTAINMENT. There were flaws, things that bothered me but not once did I want to stop reading it. While reading the book, I had to attend a party and was really upset that I have to leave it behind. So firstly, applause to the Author for engaging me as a reader.

Secondly, the title! I absolutely love it. It's PERFECT for a book about con artist.

Julep, the protagonis
Megan  (thebookishtwins)
I am a bit conflicted about Trust Me, I'm Lying because sometimes I did enjoy it, but most of the time I really wanted to finish it as fast as I could. Perhaps two stars is a bit harsh but I was expecting so much more with it being compared to both Heist Society and Ocean's Eleven, to which I am huge fans of. I have devoured the Heist Society books, as well as the Ocean's Eleven movies, and shows such as White Collar, Hustle and Leverage. I love con related stories but this one fell extremely sh ...more
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: almost-favorites

hot damn. I did not see that ending coming. my babies... nooooooooooooooo
Quote: “I can’t say I have much experience with conscience. I wasn’t born with that particular cricket on my shoulder.”

The Good:

*Humorous? I laughed out loud a couple of times, and it was kind of a relief, or something childish and different to read. That’s the only good thing I can think of about this book right now.

Quote: “When you can be anybody, you become nobody”

The Bad:

*It was just Meh. It had a lot of potential, and it just fell flat. The characters were dull, the plot was not new or sur
Michelle Wrona
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Are you ever stuck in one of those time-warps where you feel the need to read something like you've read before? Because I know that I never am stuck in that case, that's for sure. Trust Me, I'm Lying is one of those books that you expect to be disappointing because of how tough it can be to master the subject which the author focuses on, but it ends up fabulous anyways, especially by the end. I definitely recommend i
Sara Grochowski
Julep Dupree might look, at first glance, like every other student at St. Agatha High, but looks can be deceiving. Julep is a grifter - a con artist - and she's been trained by the best: her father. Though her father is extremely skilled at what he does, he has a bit of a gambling problem, so Julep funds her education herself (her ticket into her dream school, Yale) by doing scam jobs for her fellow students, most of whom have more money than they know what to do with. Everything comes crashing ...more
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Seriously, it has everything I ever want in a book. The intrigue and mystery, the romance and friendship, the teen girl taking on the world.

Julep's character was absolutely fantastic. She's kick ass, quick witted, caring, dangerous, funny, clever, brave, amazing. She works hard to make everyone around her get what they want. She's a con artist, but prefers to think of herself as a "fixer." She works to fix everyone's problems, and tru
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*Copy provided in exchange for honest review*

"You can love an illusion, but the illusion can't love you back."
This book was the gold mine of incredible quotes!! I wrote so many on my notes but to choose one was as difficult as putting this book down. Anyway, as you can see, I decided to use that one. This book had an AMAZING intro. It's now one of my absolute favorites. I was completely immersed from that first sentence. I devoted my undivided attention to devouring every word of this and you sh
(3.5 stars) SUCH GREAT FUN. Okay, so I'm a sucker for teen spy novels, which can either turn out good or bad. No in betweens. This one had the advantage of a great narrative voice in Julep. Sure, you have to suspend some disbelief at points, but it's young adult. I'm fine with that as long as sparkly vampires don't fall in love with cardboard cutout girls or the main couple professes their love five minutes after meeting.

Julep is a drifter - she cons people for a living, as does her dad. When he
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. Turn off your common sense, logic and all grounding sense of believability when reading this book and you'll probably end up enjoying the ride a heck of a lot more than I did. I know this is YA Fiction but the whole premise is just so utterly eye-rollingly unbelievable and ridiculous (school girl slash 'master of disguise' takes on and outwits the mob, yet does not understand things like not blabbing off plans to anyone who will listen. Back catalogue of cunning achievements include a ...more
Alma (Diary of a Booklover)
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I have no idea why, but Julep reminds me so much of Faith from BTVS...
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally a review for Author Spotlight here.

I have never read a book like Trust Me, I'm Lying before. I own a few Mafia/Mob/Crime Infested type YA books but none of them sound really intriguing. This book sounded both intriguing and different so I was excited to read it.

Julep, if that is her real name, goes through so much in just one book that I am shocked she hasn't been committed to some shock treatment insane asylum. She is so strong but she is also bull-headed. She wants help but at the s
Nov 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: readers who don't have enough crime ya in their queue
This book is exactly the kind of thing I love, so you can imagine my disappointment when the first half of Trust Me, I'm Lying just didn't connect with me.

There was something about the writing and the characterization that just felt off. It lacked the kind of emotional maturity I expect from a life-of-crime protagonist and there were a collection of little things that made the whole narrative feel out of sync. I started off thinking this just wasn't going to work. And then I kept reading and Tr
May 10, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm so pissed right now, because I spent forever typing out my review and then the GR app timed out on me and now my long, detailed review has been lost. *insert angry curse words here *

Anyway, here's the general gist of what I had;
I was really looking forward to Trust Me, I'm Lying, but it turned out to be slightly disappointing.

Firstly, Julep acts pretty stupidly for a con woman. She lets her guard down so many times it's very lucky she Disney didn't (stupid autocorrect!) end up dead. Even aft
Ellen Lee
Oct 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Ugh. I wanted to love this book so much. But...I just can't. I wanted Julep to be sarcastic and hard-boiled and whip-smart. And she was none of those things.

I won't waste a lot of your time, dear readers. Just ask yourself: would a hard-boiled teen con artist insta-love and insta-trust some boy, divulging all of her secrets to him (including how she does her con jobs) JUST BECAUSE HE HAD DREAMY EYES AND SAID "TRUST ME"?

No, she would not.

But Julep does.

Would the daughter of the master of the lon
Sep 09, 2014 rated it liked it
"You, me and sixty-three."

I'm not sure what it was about this one. I mean, I should have loved it. A girl who is a con artist...but also...kind of a small-time investigator.... Her dad goes missing and she's working to find him by trailing along finding all his scavenger hunt clues he's left behind. She's also continuing her work and helping kids out at school

but something about this one just.....kept me from really getting into it. Maybe it's because you never really get to know Julep. And I n
Robin Herrera




I have never read a book that kept me guessing as much as TRUST ME, I'M LYING did. And wow, did it ever play with my emotions! Julep Dupree, our awesomely-named narrator, is sassy and smart and matter-of-fact while being vulnerable and clueless. I really loved reading about all of Julep's various cons - the hat one being my favorite. (I need to con someone with that someday!) Julep was so entrenched in her con world that the setting and the vocabulary was soaked in it. The
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great YA/Mystery debut! It reminded me a lot of White Collar and Leverage (two of my favorite shows, so yay!), just with teenagers instead of adults as the main protagonists. I loved the mixture of scavenger hunts, missing parents, hitmen and conmen, and high school drama. And yes, as many reviewers pointed out, the reveal of the bad guys surprises no one but the main character, but she's a teenager, and the fact that she screwed up so royally just made me love her even more. I thought it ...more
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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. ...more

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