Publication: October 13, 2015, by Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery
Staying out of trouble isn’t possible for Julep Dupree. She has managed not to get kicked out of her private school, even though everyone knows she’s responsible for taking down a human-trafficking mob boss—and getting St. Agatha’s golden-boy Tyler killed in the process. Running cons holds her guilty conscience at bay, but unfortunately, someone wants Julep to pay for her mistakes . . . with her life.
Against her better judgment, Julep takes a shady case that requires her to infiltrate a secretive organization that her long-gone mother and the enigmatic blue fairy may be connected to. Her best friend, Sam, isn’t around to stop her, and Dani, her one true confidante, happens to be a nineteen-year-old mob enforcer whose moral compass is as questionable as Julep’s. But there’s not much time to worry about right and wrong—or to save your falling heart—when there’s a contract on your head.
Murders, heists, secrets and lies, hit men and hidden identities . . . If Julep doesn’t watch her back, it’s her funeral. No lie.
Mary Elizabeth Summer has once again done it. AGH. Trust Me, I'm Trouble, is one of those books that you'll adore even if there are some boring parts, which there had been. It's enjoyable, fresh and takes place right after the bat after the first book, which I really enjoyed. What could you expect from this glorious novel? Action, pleasure and a full-on mystery, from the perspective of your most favourite protagonist in the world, Julep Dupree. She has begun it again, and all went well as I began to get to know her more and more to the point where she turned out to be more kick-ass than the first novel. I loved her personality more than ever.
This sequel continues from where the first novel left readers off at, and it's basically the aftermath of the whole Tyler situation and everything that was put in between. Julep is taking risks after everyone basically discovered the whole truth about her and her life, and things are kind of getting worse as the situation expands into something not-so-good. At the same time, she's not dealing with any kind of romance whatsoever throughout this whole sequel, except for the fact that her friendship with her best friend is getting strange.
"Your concept of good and evil is so skewed as to be almost worthless. Your hands are clean, and whether you believe it or not, you are a good person." (64%)My most favourite thing is that Julep is your ordinary teenager. Yes, Summer has the characters dealing with crime and mobs and con artists, but nothing is taken too far that the book seems like it's going to fall apart. No. Our female protagonist is an ordinary sixteen year old at the same time—she's basically living life with a few issues that are quite different than any ordinary teenagers may have in modern society today. But then again, we all have different issues that contemplate different perspectives and things. The whole story is pretty interesting as a majority.
I'm a huge fan of this writing. It's witty, smart and unique, but there were some flaws as every book has. I got bored here and there and found it as a more slower way to continue the series, leaving me to really wonder if it was right for this to become a series. That's my only concern, but it did effect my view on the whole book by the end because I found it dragging. I'm not sure if there's going to be any kind of sequel in the future, another third book or whatever, because I'm sure it's not a great idea at all. But I obviously did enjoy it after all.
This most definitely was a strong, booming story. It leaves an impact on us readers and we're pulled to research more, think more and love more of the story than we initially expected that we would. There's tons of wit and unique themes focused on throughout the whole story, but to me, the most important thing is that I could somewhat connect and relate to it, even if I hadn't been stuck in the main character's life at first. All in all, it was very well done and I recommend it to all, lovers of the first or not. This is your chance to see a magnificent Julep.
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