Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesdays: Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor

Thieving Weasels by Billy Taylor

Publish Date: August 23, 2016
Publisher: Dial Books

This actually sounds a little too similar to Con Academy, which I read a few months ago, but I'm still intrigued. Plus it's one of the YA Editor's Buzz books at BEA this year.

Skip O’Rourke is dragged into one last con . . . but he doesn’t know the con’s on him in this funny, page-turning debut YA for fans of Winger and Ocean’s Eleven.

Cameron Smith attends an elite boarding school and has just been accepted to Princeton University alongside his beautiful girlfriend, Claire. Life for Cameron would be perfect, except that Cameron Smith is actually Skip O’Rourke, and Skip O’Rourke ran away from his grifter family four years ago…along with $100,000 of their “earnings” (because starting a new life is not cheap). But when his uncle Wonderful tracks him down, Skip’s given an ultimatum: come back to the family for one last con, or say good-bye to life as Cameron.

“One last con” is easier said than done when Skip’s family is just as merciless (and just as manipulative) as they’ve always been, and everyone around him is lying. Skip may have given up on crime, but there’s one lesson he hasn’t forgotten: always know your mark. And if you don’t know who your mark is . . . it’s probably you.

Witty and irresistibly readable, this standout debut will always keep you guessing.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like it could be fun and heartbreaking at the same time -- fun if only to see how the con works out! Here's mine:


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