By Mary Elizabeth Summer
Fans of best friend Carter's Heist Society novels will love this teenager mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a touch of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.
Julep Dupree tells lies. loads of them. She’s a con artist, a grasp of conceal, and a sophomore at Chicago’s swanky St. Agatha excessive, the place her father, an old-school grifter with a weak point for the ponies, sends her to so she will learn how to mingle with the higher crust. for additional spending cash Julep doesn’t depend on her dad—she runs petty scams for her classmates whereas dodging the dean of scholars and retaining an A+ (okay, A-) average.
But whilst she comes domestic in the future to a ransacked condo and her father long gone, Julep’s rigorously laid plans for an expenses-paid golden price tag to Yale begin to resolve. regardless of support from St. Agatha’s resident Prince fascinating, Tyler Richland, and her dependable hacker sidekick, Sam, Julep struggles to track her dad’s path of clues via a maze of creepy stalkers, hit makes an attempt, kin secrets and techniques, and worse, the specter of foster care. With every thing she has at stake, Julep’s in far more than her head . . . yet that’s not likely to forestall her from utilizing each trick within the ebook to discover her dad earlier than his mark unearths her. simply because that will be criminal.
“A horny love triangle and madcap secret . . . I enjoyed this book.” —Jennifer Echols, writer of Dirty Little Secret
One of TeenVogue's 15 most fun YA Books of 2014
One of PopCrush's 10 so much expected YA Books
"Julep is not only one other excessive schooler beset through the standard drama of boys and academia. Nope—she additionally occurs to be a con artist and grasp of cover, which is available in amazing convenient while her father mysteriously disappears. made up our minds, she delves into the underbelly of Chicago to discover him (bringing a number of unpolluted plot traces and unexpected twists alongside the way)."--teenVogue.com
"Summer creates a standout personality in Julep. She lies and cheats with rather a lot self assurance and talent that readers will cheer her on, yet she additionally adheres to her personal strict ethical code. . . . A memorable debut; here is hoping for lots extra from Summer."—Kirkus Reviews
“Well-paced, well-plotted.”—The Bulletin of the heart for Children’s Books
“This booklet has all of it: homework and hit males, prom drama and silencers.” —APRIL HENRY, long island Times bestselling writer of The physique within the Woods