Greetings my lovelies!
The books that we’re going to talk about today aren’t really a “series” in the traditional sense of the word. There’s only two books and a novella, but they build off the other so it fits. The rating system is still the same. I rate each book/series on a coffee cup rating. 0 cups means I couldn’t finish and 5 cups means that I absolutely loved it.
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Rating: 4 cups
The two books in this series are Trust Me, I’m Lying and Trust Me, I’m Trouble. These books follow the main character Julep Dupree, a teenage con artist, as she tries to find her dad after he mysteriously disappears. She and her computer hacker best friend delve deeper into the criminal world than they usually do. To make matters worse, the most cookie cutter boy in her school wants to get to know her better but she has a sinking suspicion that he has another angle. The second book follows up with the events from the first. I won’t talk about it because it will spoil the first book. But it’s as equally fast past and twisty as the first.
I really enjoyed both of these books. I can’t exactly remember how I came across them, most likely Goodreads, but I’m happy that I did. Julep is a no-nonsense type of anti-hero. She’s a criminal, she doesn’t like getting wrapped up in other people’s problems, she’d rather cause them. Her skill set is vast and she’s able to think fast on her feet. She hate’s making mistakes and hurting the few people that she does care about (even if she won’t admit it).
I initially read these books a few years ago. While I already know the outcome, I love rereading books like this. Already knowing the outcome allows me to pay attention to the minute details that I might have missed during previous reads. But not everyone is like this so this may end up being a series that you only read once. If that’s the case, best get it from the library and save your dollars.
Have you read either one of these books?
What did you think?
How would you rate it?
Please comment below. I’d love to hear what you thought.
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