Reader’s Lounge

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Trust Me series
Trust Me I'm LyingDown to the LiarTrust Me, I'm Trouble (Trust Me #2)

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38 Responses to Reader’s Lounge

  1. Peaches says:


    HOW AMI SUPPOSE TO FEEL!????????? No really I don’t know what do with my emotions! This book my goodness this BOOK!!! I was screaming like a mad woman. Everyone should READ THIS BOOK!! I knew it was coming but I WASNT READY! How is that possible?????? You are. Genius writer. It’s been a while since I’ve been running thru the house screaming in shock! I LOVE IT. But you nearly killed me! Also you left a small cliff hanger which means I need another book as soon as possible! You’ve made an awesome start. I sequel or spin off would be nice. This can easily be a stand alone as well as the start of a serious. Loved it please write fast and tell your publishers to think of your readers. I WILL BE WAITING.
    I would love to pin point my favorite parts but ppl don’t like spoilers much :(

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      <333333333 This comment made my day! Rest assured there is a sequel in the works. Actually, more than one if you count DOWN TO THE LIAR, the Julep e-novella that’s going to be released late summer/early fall. Book 2 is called TRUST ME, I’M TROUBLE and will be out October 13th of this year! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!!!

  2. Amanda says:

    When is “Trust Me, I’m Trouble” coming out?

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      TRUST ME, I’M TROUBLE comes out October 13th! And a Julep e-novella called DOWN TO THE LIAR will be coming out sometime late summer/early fall.

  3. Jasmine says:

    Do you have any plans for making a sequel to “Trust me, I’m Lying”?

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Yes! The sequel TRUST ME, I’M TROUBLE will be coming out October 13th 2015. And there will be a Julep e-novella released in just a few months. Stay tuned!

  4. Hannah Schmid says:

    I just finished reading “Trust me I’m lying” about five minutes ago and my emotions still feel like stormy sea. This book was absolutely awesome! I love Juleps personality and the plot is really well written. Congrats Mary Elizabeth to this amazing novel and I hope many more Julep books are to be released. :)

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Hi, Hannah! It looks like my original reply to you never published to the site (oh, WordPress…) Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by. I’m thrilled that you liked the book! And yes, there will be one or two more books in the series. An e-novella will come out prior to book 2 (sometime in the summer, I think). Thanks again for your kind comment! <3

  5. Tessa says:

    This is now my favourite book EVER!!!! I couldn’t decide which emotion to feel, I was crying one minute and smiling the next. And I was so into the character and plot it was like I was julep myself, I felt personally betrayed when she did, angry when she was and I even felt stupid when she did. I didn’t see any of it coming, it was completely uncliche and original. I loved it. It now surpasses divergent and the hunger games on my top books list. And I recommend it to everyone.

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      OMG really??? I’m thoroughly flattered. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment! In case you didn’t know, there’s a giveaway going on right now for a Trust Me, I’m Lying swag pack. If you haven’t entered already (and want to), all you have to do is find the secret stash page on my website (hint: Julep’s real name). Thanks again for your comment! You made my day!!

  6. Paulina says:

    Omg I just finished reading this book yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about it I wish it were a movie. I didn’t know there was a whole to it until today, thank god I found this website. Is down to the liar the second book and trust me I’m trouble the third book? And when do they both come out?

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it! 😀 To answer your questions, Down to the Liar is the e-novella that comes between the first book and the second book. DttL is its own separate, complete mystery, but it’s still from Julep’s POV. It’s just shorter and in digital format only. :-) Trust Me, I’m Trouble is technically book 2. So chronologically it goes as follows:

      Trust Me, I’m Lying (Trust Me #1) – already available :-)
      Down to the Liar (Trust Me #1.5) – comes out September 8, 2015
      Trust Me, I’m Trouble (Trust Me #2) – comes out October 13, 2015

      Hope that clears it up! Thanks for commenting! I always love hearing from readers. <3

  7. Alexis says:

    Literally just spent my day at the bookstore. I read Trust Me I’m Lying and Trust Me I’m Trouble straight through. Literally amazed. Please tell me another is coming soon!!!!!

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      A third installment will be coming! Though I’m not sure how “soon” exactly. Soon-ish, definitely. I’ll be diving into it next after I finish up this new story I’ve been working on. To tide you over, though, you can always check out DOWN TO THE LIAR! 😉 There’s also a ton of great crime/mystery YA out now that I love! Like ILLUSIVE by Emily Lloyd-Jones and NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano. In any case, rest assured there will eventually be a third Julep. It may just take a little while. Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed the first two books!! Positive reader reaction is what keeps us authors going. *hugs*

  8. Molly says:

    Oh my word. I just finished the first book in the Trust Me series and I am in love. Oh my heart. I ship Sam and Julep so hard. But is there only going to the second book or are you going to write more? Because I don’t think I can get rid of all my feels in just one sequel. You should keep writing them forever! Thank you so much for giving me a realistic teen crime novel. It was amazing and emotional and a great journey!

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. It’s encouragement like this that keeps me going! There will be at least one more book, though I haven’t written it yet LOL. I’m working on it, I promise!

  9. Book girl says:

    Hi I do love your books! They are wonderful! I hope you get the chance to read this. Anyway, I have a question, will there be a third book in this series trust me I’m lying? I’ve read the novella and the two main books but I hope that’s not the end of Julep!! Please let me know.
    Book girl

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Thank you so much for your kind compliments! I’m so glad you enjoy Julep and want to see her adventures continue. I am currently working on a third installment, so don’t despair! I’m just trying to finish up another manuscript at the same time, so I’m working a little slower than usual.

      Thanks for stopping by. And give Maggie Hall’s CONSPIRACY OF US a try if you’re looking for a great suspense story to tide you over. 😉

  10. tiara says:

    I loved trust me, I’m trouble. I can’t wait for the next one. Do you have a time frame for it yet?

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Thank you, Tiara! I’m so glad you liked the book. :-) I’m still drafting the third book, so I don’t have a time frame yet, I’m afraid. I’m working on another manuscript at the same time, so it’s taking me a bit longer than the first two. But have no fear! I will be shouting from the rooftops once I get it written. If you haven’t done so already, sign up for my e-newsletter. I’ll definitely update everyone on my progress there. Thanks again for stopping by!

  11. Marcia says:

    So i read trust me im lying when it first came out my good friend Jacqueline got a copy of it from you at a book signing and after she read it she gave it to me to read and said i would love it . now that was over a year ago and it was an amazing book . well i just finished reading trust me in trouble and if i am being completely honest i didnt not expect for it to top trust me im lying . you did an amazing job on this sequel . i started the book and finished it by the end of the day i couldn’t put it down . I do hope you have a third book in mind because if not i must say you should consider it ill be the first to buy it . thank you so much for these books they are a piece of art i will always love .

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Hi, Marcia! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the books so much, and completely flattered that you called them a piece of art. <333 There will definitely be a third book! I’m working on it now. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a comment–readers are what keep us going when the writing gets tough. *hugs*

  12. Li says:

    Will the third book be out this year? I adore this series so much and the wait is pure agony!

    • Mary Elizabeth Summer says:

      Hi, Li!! I can’t 100% promise it will be out this year, but that is my goal. I’m so thrilled you like the series! Follow me on Twitter or Facebook or sign up for my newsletter for news on release dates for the third book. Or you can check back here if you like. :-) Thanks so much for stopping by! I promise the third book is in the works! (I was thinking up potential titles as I was driving just this morning.)

  13. Patience says:

    Okay so I just finished reading trust me I’m lying and I’ve got to say i love it. So when i realised by the ending there would be another book for me to read i naturally went to order it but I’m confused which one am I meant to read next? Please help me I’m dying to find out what hapoens next

  14. Ana says:

    Hi!I love your books and I was just wondering when you’re planning on releasing the third book. Can’t wait to read it!

  15. Alissa says:

    I loveeee your series so much!!! I picked it up about 2 years ago and I was so excited when more came out! I really hope you make a third book soon or write anything a all really!! :)

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  17. Katie says:

    I know I’m late to read your books, but they are EVERYTHING! Is there going to be another book, a sequel to Trust me, Im Trouble?! Pleeassseee say yes! The ending left me wanting sososoooooo much more!

  18. Emily says:

    This series is simply amazing! I’m a sucker for novels about teens with a secret agenda! I finished the first two installments in this series and just starting Down to the Liar after I finish this message! I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us, Mary!

  19. roxy says:

    is there gonna be another book after “trust me, i’m trouble?”

  20. Margaret says:

    No reason for the comment; just letting you know the Trust Me series is excellent – you’ve a knack for totally unreliable, cunning, somehow-charming rogues.

    I look forward to your third book.

  21. Alexa Nelson says:

    Will there be a third book in the trust me series??? I just finished trust me, I’m trouble and I must know what’s going on!!!

  22. Bre says:

    Will there be a third book in this series? I loved the first two!!

  23. Nikita says:

    I love the books so much! I was wondering if you’re planning on releasing a third book anytime soon? Maybe 2020? Either way the books are amazing and I need more Sam and Julep moments, I can’t take this any longer lol. All the best, Nikita.

  24. Samantha Leonard says:

    I ADORE your Trust Me books. I figured Trust Me 3 probably isn’t happening based on the lack of activity and news, but I wondered if you had any other books in the works. Self-publishing maybe?

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