I have no idea why I enjoyed reading this book. Half the time I was wondering what the hell am I doing, I could just stop- but I just could not stop reading it. Frankie is a very interesting character. She has so much going on. Once I started reading, I was just sucked into it. Her boyfriend, Noah was brutally murdered in front of her and it has been a couple of months but because of stress and PTSD, she cannot remember the attacker’s face. Her way of dealing with grief, anger and stress was making utterly reckless decisions and not letting anyone help her deal with it. After witnessing his death she realizes that perfect grades, being the perfect daughter and having the “good girl” reputation in school was not everything and she just stopped caring about the consequences. Her mother does not seem to have any idea on how to deal with her. All of this crazy behavior leads her having to move in with her father, who is an undercover cop, transferring to a public school, Monroe.
What kind of a title is “Trust me, I’m lying”, right? After reading the book, it makes perfect sense. Characters: Julep our protagonist is a 16-year-old grifter. Grifters are professional con artists. She has been learning all the tricks of the trade from her father. Nobody really knows what they do because if they did, they would not really be pros, right? She is the perfect sassy protagonist with con artist skills, what else do you need? It was really fun to get inside her mind. I kind of wish we could be friends. Sam is the dorky nerd guy in the friend-zone. He reminded me very much of Simon from ‘The Mortal Instruments’. It is so clear that he likes Julep, like are you really that blind, Julep? Tyler is the new guy with all the charms.
I have read all of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books, watched BBC’s Sherlock and am currently watching Elementary for no other reason than that it is about Sherlock. Also, a movie with Tony Stark no wait, … Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock. So, it’s pretty safe to say I love Sherlock in general. And by love I mean borderline obsessed with. So, I come across this book and I was like where have you been my entire life??? As soon as I read the part about the description about Mycroft’s hair I was so freaking sure I would love this book. This was exactly the shit I was craving for. All the descriptions and feels and everything. I am not even sure I can give an accurate review of this book. I was just so happy and excited about reading this. Fangirling all over the place.
This book is just soo good. Simon is such a fun character and he is so relatable. It was just so nice reading from his point of view. There are lots of other characters that I had to keep track of, and except for Martin, no one else is a hot effing mess. I really liked the fact that both families were absolutely cool with their son coming out. I just felt so good and I loved how supporting they are of him. Of course, there are tons of moments of his internal dilemma of Simon before telling his family and friends.
Plot twists can only go two ways. Either they can resolve a conflict or they cause even more conflict. Here is my list of plot twists I did not see coming AT ALL among the books that I read recently.
Plot synopsis: The story begins with a safety deposit box on the Metropolitan Bank. The safety box in question belonged to Marguerite Wallace Pearson di San Pignelli. As per routine, the contents of the box need to be checked and auctioned off because there was no will present. Jane Willoughby, an intern at the surrogate’s court and Phillip Lawton, a fine arts expert for Christie auction house both meet during the process. The contents of the safe-deposit box take everyone by surprise. Tons of Faded photographs of Marguerite that shows her life history, with bright eyes and sad smiles. Old letters and breathtaking collection of magnificent jewelry and stones.
The surprising thing was that I got so much FEELS from this book and they were loud and strong emotions. There was barely any romantic moments only times when I wished there were because Emi just thought of the beautiful lines in her head but never said them aloud, it was as if she was waiting for something to happen. Boy, did she wait for a hell of a long time.
I intend to keep this review free of spoilers. Do I know the problem of accidentally stumbling upon a spoiler. I actually dived right into the story as soon as I learned that it was about a girl and a boy being locked in a library. Who wouldn’t? That would be like a dream come true. Even if I was alone in a library. Of course, I would be a tiny bit worried, exactly like Autumn got worried.