A couple of weeks ago, Lea and I attended a book launch for a local author. And the author is actually the wife of one of our friends!! I was pretty excited because I’d never been to a book launch and I was also excited for the book!
Because I’m not a writer, I’ll let the book jacket do the talking:
Julep Dupree is good at telling lies. She has to be if she wants to stay at St. Agatha’s, the swanky private school where she runs petty scams that earn her tuition money. Luckily, deception is just part of the family business.
But when Julep comes home to a ransacked apartment and her con artist father missing, things get serious fast. Tyler Richland, a senior with a hotness factor approaching solar levels, offers his help, and suddenly Julep’s life gets even messier. She has to follow a trail of clues through a maze of creepy stalkers, hit attempts, and family secrets.
Julep is 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.
I’ve read a lot of young adult literature recently and I loved this book! I’m also excited that it’s part of a series. Word
on the street at the book launch is that the second book will be released next year! I bought a few books and had them all signed by Mary Elizabeth (gifts for Christmas!)!!
Oh and then there were a couple of games to participate in too! One of the games involved disguises. There were a bunch of hats, glasses, and wigs to wear. You were supposed to take a picture of yourself in your disguise and then tweet, Facebook, Instagram it with the hashtag #trustmelaunch. Once you did that, you were eligible to win a prize. Of course, Lea and I participated:
While I didn’t win a prize, I think I found my next hairstyle! The launch was a lot of fun, I loved the book and I can’t wait for the next book to be released!