Waiting on Wednesday: Trust Me, I'm Lying & In the Afterlight

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here are my WOW picks for this week:

Trust Me, I'm LyingTrust Me, I'm Lying 
by Mary Elizabeth Summer
YA Suspense
October 14th 2014 by Delacorte Press


Summary

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.

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In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)In the Afterlight
(The Darkest Minds #3)
by Alexandra Bracken
YA Dystopian
October 28th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion


Summary

Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IANN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

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Trust Me, I'm Lying had me at Ally Carter's Heist Society... I really love that series, so I'm hoping the summary is correct and I'll love this one too. I've been waiting on In the Afterlight since I read Never Fade last year. This is one of my favorite dystopian series. I really can't wait!!!

What do you think? Are either of these on your can't-wait-to-read list?







26 comments

  1. Great picks! I am so excited for both of these! Trust me, im lying sounds intense and really good. I'm excited to finish the Darkest Mind series and see how it all wraps up :)

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    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

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  2. Fun pick, Tressa. I'm enjoying 'Trust Me, I'm Lying,' which bodes well for my eventual reading of Ally's books; those look like such fun! :)

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  3. Can't wait to read Trust Me, I'm Lying! It sounds so awesome! I haven't read The Darkest Mind series, hope you love both books :)

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

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  4. haha, as I was reading the premise of Trust Me, I'm Lying I was thinking "You had me at Fans of Ally Carter"... I'd have to agree, I hope it lives up to the way it sounds, and is amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. I haven't started The Darkest Minds series yet, but it's on my TBR list! Nice choices this week!

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    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  6. marypreston8/6/14, 4:29 PM

    These do look very interesting. Love both titles.

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  7. Cali Willette8/6/14, 5:15 PM

    Good choices! I like the cover for Trust Me I'm Lying; wish I had her necklace. ;)

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  8. Both of these are books I am definitely waiting on. In the Afterlight because the series is awesome so far and Trust Me because it just sounds so good! Great choices!

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  9. In the After Light…I can't wait. I just love Liam, that was so heartbreaking and I hope this ends well. It better or I will be very angry! :) ~Pam

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  10. Trust Me does sound like Heist Society. And I'm still a book behind in the Darkest Mind series -- I need to read book two...
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  11. Trust Me I'm Lying sounds like it's going to be a very good story!

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  12. Ally's books are fabulous! I'm glad you're enjoying Trust Me, I'm Lying. I'm excited to read it!

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  13. Thanks! They should both be really good.

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  14. Me too. I miss looking forward to Ally's new academy books.

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  15. Thanks! Darkest Minds is a great dystopian series, violent like most of them, and quite a bit of language - wish it was cleaner, but still so good.

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  16. Well now I've got to go up and look at the cover to see what her necklace looks like... Ah, a gun. :)

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  17. I won't get In the Afterlight until it's released - no ARC's for that one, but I'll be getting the whole series and am stoked!

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  18. I hope you enjoy them if you end up reading them.

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  19. Oh, I love Liam too! The other two books have made me extremely mad, sad, lol, and happy. Really great characters, even the ones I hate. Lol!

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  20. I'm sure it will be different enough - at least I hope so, but I do love Heist Society! Book two was crazy and violent, but I still loved it.

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  21. I feel that way about a lot of books. All the cursing and sex just isn't necessary for a good story. It's nice to come across someone that feels similar. :) New follower by the way!

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  22. I feel the same way. Followed back. :)

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