Truly Devious & The Vanishing Stair by @maureenjohnsonbooks .
📕non spoiler review
these books are about murder mysteries!🕵🏼♀️ set in two timelines. we follow Stevie, in today’s society, who is going into her junior year of high school. however she is not attending an ordinary school, she is going to the famous Ellingham Academy. which is best described as montessori on crack. her passion is true crime🔎. she is obsessed with solving the cold case that made Ellingham notorious in the eyes of the public.
jump back in time to Dottie, who is one of the first students to ever attend the school in the 30s. she is in the wrong place at the wrong time and sees something she’s not supposed to. the wife and daughter of the founder of the school are kidnapped, one is murdered and one was never found. all they have is a ransom note from Truly Devious📝. we go back and forth as certain clues are revealed from the past and strange things start to happen in the present.
these books are page turners!🤩the characters are all so unique when it comes to metal health issues they are dealing with or their specialities or their sexual orientation. i really enjoyed the back and forth in timelines and UNEXPECTED plot. .
really fun reads, ends on such good cliffhangers‼️ i can’t wait for the last book!
i rate them ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #theslowestreader #trulydevious #thevanishingstair #bookreview
Recent Reads 📚
- #TheChalkMan - 3.5/5⭐️. This wasn’t what I expected and I’m not really sure what I think about it. It was easy and quick to get through and although I liked it, I didn’t feel really involved in the story.
- #TrulyDevious - 4.25/5⭐️. I’ve seen so many good reviews of this and I’m so glad I picked it up! I sped through 300 pages in one afternoon and I loved the characters!
- #TheCruelPrince - 3/5⭐️. I’ve been divided about reading this since it was released. However, I decided to finally buy it and unsurprisingly I didn’t really enjoy it all that much! I didn’t connect with any of the characters and although it got a little more interesting at the end, some of the plot was so predictable.
What have you been reading?😊
1 2420 hours ago
How many books have you guys read so far this year? How far down are you in your TBR pile? 😁
Mine just seems to get longer instead of shorter!
Combien de livres avez vous déjà lu cette année ? Et combien de votre PAL ? 😁
La mienne semble s'allonger plutôt que de se raccourcir 🤷🏻♀️
I love @christinalauren 's books like crazy and I truly became a YA mystery enthusiast! I cannot recommend Truly Devious enough. I absolutely love @maureenjohnsonbooks.
📖🕵️♀️❤️ Who are your favorite authors of the moment?
!!! GIVEAWAY !!!
GUYS!!!!!! Guess what came in the mail today!!!! It's The Vanishing Stair!!!! It is book #2 in @maureenjohnsonbooks’s #TrulyDevious trilogy, and I am SOOOOOO excited to start reading it! I've been dying to get my hands on this book for months! (No pun intended!) Truly Devious was one of my absolute favorite books of 2018. It's a murder mystery taking place in two different eras. And while Stevie Bell, our main character, is trying to solve a decades old infamous murder mystery, she finds herself caught up in similar circumstances herself. And oh boy! Did it leave off on a cliffhanger!
The Vanishing Stair will be available on 1/22, and @epicreads is hosting a #TrulyDeviousSweepstakes to celebrate! 8 lucky winners will win both books in the series, along with a prize pack of bookish gifts & custom clues! (Check out my stories for a sneak peek at the cool goodies they sent with this copy!) Thank you so much to @storygramtours and @epicreads for such a fun package!
Visit the link in my bio to enter & for details & official rules. Open to US residents 13+ only. Enter by 1/20/19.
All Stevie Bell wanted was to find the key to the Ellingham mystery, but instead she found her classmate dead. Her parents pull her out of Ellingham academy, just before she can figure it out.
Now that Stevie’s away from the school of topiaries and secret tunnels, and her strange and endearing friends, she begins to feel disconnected from the rest of the world. At least she won’t have to see David anymore, who she kissed, who lied to her about his identity—son of despised politician Edward King. Then King himself arrives at her house to offer a deal: He will bring Stevie back to Ellingham immediately.
The tantalizing riddles behind the Ellingham murders are still waiting to be unraveled, and Stevie knows she’s so close.
"You have to take things as they are, not how you hear they're supposed to be." [truly devious; maureen johnson]
*unbezahlte Werbung / unpaid advertisement*
QOTD: tell mw some of the books that are on your tbr list 😊
[ger]: Hallo meine Sternchen 🌟. Na wie ist euer Wochenende so? Ich war ja heute morgen schon ziemlich früh im Stall, weil wir den Hufschmied da hatten 🐎.
Dann war ich noch mit meiner Mama einen Kaffee trinken (in einem ganz tollen Coffee Shop bei uns in der Nähe 🤤) und jetzt lese ich gerade. (Nachher werde ich wohl noch an einer Rep Search teilnehmen 🤔 tut mir Leid, dass davon im Moment so viel auf meinem Account ist.)
[eng]: Hey little stars 🌟. How is your weekend?
I was at the stable pretty early today because whe had our black smith over 🐎.
Then i went to the city with my mom and spend the afternoon drinking coffee in this really awesome coffee shop with a bunch of different cakes 🤤. And now i'm just reading.
(and sorry for all the rep seatch entries 🙈 bear with me)
10 14416 March, 2019
PAGE 502: “Where her books were, she was. Get the books right and the rest will follow. Now she could address the rest of the room.” — Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious)
QOTD: What are your favorite color combinations? — Mine would be shades of blue and purple😍 .
* #AllTheBooksAug18 (Day 17) Reading In Bed | (Day 18) Favorite Books Stack
* #AugInBooks18 (Day 17) Favorite #BookspineBeauty | (Day 18) Own But Have Not Read: Daughter of the Siren Queen
* #AugustBookstagrm18 (Day 17) Emotional: Jennifer’s chapter in The Cheerleaders | (Day 18) Whimsical Read: Daughter of the Pirate King, My Plain Jane
Obsessed with phone cases lately. I have 5 ones I bought recently🤦🏻♀️
Why does it always rain on weekends?!?! Ugh🙄 Anyway hope you guys have a great day!!! — ❤️Rafi and Trizia
Since we already discussed our favorite genres today, how about: what genre do you wish you read more of?
I hardly ever read mysteries! Although I really enjoy them when I do. So obviously it is a genre I should read more often!
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson hits shelves today and I cannot wait to read this one!! I am so excited that @epicreads sent it to me. And the props they included were fantastic. My friend’s 3 year old has gotten a lot of use out of that magnifying glass already 😂😂 He is definitely going to help me crack this case!
- - - #trulydevious#maureenjohnson#bookish#booksbooksbooks#booklover#readersofinstagram#bookphotographer#booknerd#bookworm#instareads
41 96017 January, 2018
The Vanishing Stair (book #2 in @maureenjohnsonbooks’s #TrulyDevious trilogy) hits shelves 1/22 and @epicreads is hosting a #TrulyDeviousSweepstakes to celebrate!
8 lucky winners will win both books in the series, along with a prize pack of bookish gifts & custom clues! .
Visit the link in my bio to enter & for details & official rules. Open to US residents 13+ only. Enter by 1/20/19. .
All Stevie Bell wanted was to find the key to the Ellingham mystery, but instead she found her classmate dead. And while she solved that murder, the crimes of the past are still waiting in the dark. Just as Stevie feels she’s on the cusp of putting it together, her parents pull her out of Ellingham academy.
For her own safety they say. She must move past this obsession with crime. Now that Stevie’s away from the school of topiaries and secret tunnels, and her strange and endearing friends, she begins to feel disconnected from the rest of the world. At least she won’t have to see David anymore. David, who she kissed. David, who lied to her about his identity—son of despised politician Edward King. Then King himself arrives at her house to offer a deal: He will bring Stevie back to Ellingham immediately. In return, she must play nice with David. King is in the midst of a campaign and can’t afford his son stirring up trouble. If Stevie’s at school, David will stay put.
The tantalizing riddles behind the Ellingham murders are still waiting to be unraveled, and Stevie knows she’s so close. But the path to the truth has more twists and turns than she can imagine—and moving forward involves hurting someone she cares for. In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s second novel of the Truly Devious series, nothing is free, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.
. #TheVanishingStairTour#TheVanishingStair#lMaureenJohnson#Mystery#Thriller EpicReads #storygramtours #sponsored#ad#bookhoarder#bookstagram#bookstagrammer#booknookstagram#booksofinstagram#shelfiesaturday#homedesign#booknerdigans#lifestyle#library#bookphotography#librariesofinstagram#booklove#bookishfeatures#becauseofreading#totalbooknerd