Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Trust Me, I'm Lying and Lailah

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

Here are my WoW picks this week (click on the title for the Goodreads page):

Trust Me, I'm Lying
Release date: October 14th, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&N | Amazon
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.

Lailah (The Styclar Saga, #1)
Release date: October 7th, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pre-Order: The Book Depository | B&NAmazon 
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

Why I'm waiting on these books: Trust Me, I'm Lying caught my attention at first sight, and then I read the summary and it's an auto-add on Goodreads for me. It has mystery and adventure and the MC reminds me of Veronica Mars: witty and badass. Lailah, on the other hand, also has an interesting blurb. I'm very curious as to how the author will offer a fresh take on angel and vampire mythology. Anyway, I want these books now!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment with your WoW link and I'll make sure to stop by your blog!


  1. LAILAH. I cannot wait to read that one. And TRUST ME I'M LYING sounds amazing. Great picks!

    Stop by my WoW

  2. It's hard not to be intrigued by the book with the title Trust Me I'm Lying. I need to see what's that all about. Lailah sounds amazing too. I need to add both to my list. Great picks :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  3. I am super excited for both of these!!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. I agree, these both look fabulous!

  5. Ahhh, I can't wait for Trust Me, I'm Lying (trust me, I'm lying- I know so original) ;) Sounds fun and like my type of read, and though I haven't read Ally Carter's Heist Society, I do love her Gallagher Girl's one. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  6. Both of these sound amazing but i gotta say im crazy excited for trust me im lying. I mean that cover with the smirk is just amazing. :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  7. lailah has such a creepy cover with all the grabby hands but it sounds awesome nonetheless. :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  8. Great picks, have these two on my list too :D

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  9. Oh man ever since I first saw Trust Me, I'm Lying I NEED IT IN MAH HANDS!! And Lailah sounds so good, too I love how creepy that cover is! :D

  10. I really like the sound of Trust Me I'm Lying, it sounds so amazing and intriguing! The cover for Lailah looks so creepy. Some great picks!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...