Thursday, 6 November 2014

Thursday Quotables ~ Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer

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It's Thursday Quotables today! Thursday Quotables is all about sharing a favorite quote, line, or passage from your reading each week. You know it's a good read when you come across a bunch of memorable quotes!

Today's quote comes from Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer. Trust Me, I'm Lying is a YA mystery thriller whose main female protagonist, Julep Dupree, is a practised liar, con artist, and master of disguise. 

There were so many great quotes to choose from.  But I settled on a quote that I think really showcased Julep's character...

'I can't say I have much personal experience with conscience. I wasn't born with that particular cricket on my shoulder. But people who believe in conscience seem to think it has something to do with compassion. And it could, I suppose, if you tilt your head and squint at it in just the right light. 
The truth is, conscience exists because everyone has something in their past they're not proud of. And if you're smart enough to use that to your advantage, you can stay one step ahead of the consequences. Any good con man with the right kind of rope can hang an entire mob.'

Reading from the POV of a character without a conscience is sure to be quite the adventure! Julep's character voice resonates clearly, engaging the reader fully from the very first page. I'm excited to read further into what is sure to be a great book.

What did you think of this quote? Have you read Trust Me, I'm Lying, or do you plan to? Let me know your thoughts below!


About this book:

'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.' (x)

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