The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2) by Maureen Johnson

The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2)

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 ...

Details The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2)

TitleThe Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2)
Release DateJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Contemporary, Audiobook

Reviews The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2)

  • Emma Giordano
    WOWOWOW I loved this book so much!! A fantastic sequel, possibly even more enjoyable than the first installment, which was tough to beat.CW: anxiety/panic attacks, murder, death, abductionI came away from The Vanishing Stair with such a greater appreciation for this entire series. From the impeccable characterization to the flawlessly constructed plot, The Vanishing Stair is everything one would want from a second installment. It’s not as if an...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    How am I supposed to....go on being a person after that ending?Let me preface this by stating that this entire review could be replaced by a footage of me striding down a big hallway in a fancy period gown yelling “fuck fuck fuck” because that would more accurately sum up all my feelings. So, what’s this book about? Stevie is cast away from the Ellingham academy by her parents and promptly ordered to push the sour remains of her time in Ell...
  • jessica
    you know that feeling when you misremember how you felt about a book, potentially romanticising it, because you swear the story was just that good?? i think i did that with ‘truly devious’ because i went into this expecting it to be a five star read. and maybe thats my fault. i should have done a quick reread beforehand because this sequel did nothing to help me remember why i thought i was obsessed with this story. dont get me wrong. its sti...
  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    Dear Maureen Johnson and whoever publishes this trilogy,Please send me the arc for this immediately as I am having a spaz attack after the cliffhanger of book number one, okay?Sincerely,Someone who wants to know who’s in the photo
  • megs_bookrack
    **4.5-stars**Dear Maureen Johnson,How dare you?It was truly devious of you to slay me with yet ANOTHER cliffhanger ending!I had many thoughts whilst reading this. There was this:Followed by this:Wrapped up by this:I still love you but you hurt me.Kindest Regards,MegOkay, y'all, let's try an actual review:That ending!?!?I really wasn't expecting that, even though Ms. Johnson has played me like that before.I was totally invested in this. I loved be...
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription“Where do you look for someone who’s never really there? Always on a staircase but never on a stair.” 🌟 The Vanishing Stair was what I expected it to be; an unnecessary bridge to the third book and this whole series could have been a duology. Yes, this book fell into the second book syndrome with much blabber and not much happening till the end!🌟 I enjoyed b...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    I. LOVED. THIS. SO. FREAKIN. MUCHThis was ... WILD. The twists?!?! The turns!!! The REVEALS. I think this is definitely becoming one of my new favourite series?? and I am DYING FOR BOOK THREE ALREADY Where do you look for someone who's never really there? Always on a staircase, but never on a stair. The Vanishing Stair starts a few months after the events of Truly Devious. Despite being pulled from Ellingham Academy by her parents, the mysteries ...
  • emma
    it is with great sincerity and the utmost respect that i must say:WHAT THE FUCK???!!! what the fuck(rtc)--------started reading this as close to "immediately upon finishing the first book" as was physically possible for me
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    1.) Truly Devious ★★★★★2.) The Vanishing Stair ★★★★.5-----------------------------------------------WHAT DOES THAT ENDING EVEN MEAN????
  • Christian
    4 1/2 starsThis was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. It basically had everything I wanted from a sequel and, to me, is the perfect second installment in this series. The characters felt more fleshed out and charming, the dialogues felt incredibly realistic and well-written, the suspense was ridiculously well structured and executed and THE REVEALS were quite unpredictable and shocking to me. Once more I cannot wait for the next bo...
  • Vani
    I don't even know. It feels, to me, like this book is largely unnecessary. So many bloated trilogies could easily be better if condensed to two books, so every moment is vital instead of making a thriller this... boring? I don't know that boring is the word. Idk that there is a word. It's just that so little of what happens in The Vanishing Stair is of import. I am so thoroughly underwhelmed that Idk whether I'll even care enough to read the thir...
  • may ❀
    where can i petition to have more YA mystery series?i love this SO. MUCH. and frankly it's disrespectful to have me wait until 2020 to get some real answersrtc
  • jv poore
    Man. Maureen Johnson is master of ending a book in a way that makes the reader throw it across the room, and demand: I WILL HAVE MY SEQUEL NOW!Cannot wait for the next Truly Devious novel. And, you may recall my grumbling about punctuation in the first book "Truly, Devious"...well, I'd be remiss if I did not tell you that my little pet peeve did not appear in the second book.
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    This is a joke right?I don't really need to wait until 2020?PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE?!I need answers, damn it.You can find my review for Truly Devious and The Vanishing Stair on the blog HERE.Blog | Twitter | Instagram
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    This one hit the spot in all the right ways. The first book felt a little unfinished for me, but this one fleshed out the mysteries, gave us answers, and set up the mysteries for the next book. All in all a really great read.
  • Nastassja
    **This review now posted on my blog** Dear readers, may I present you a desperate attempt of a bad poet with a shitty rhyme at expressing her WTF feelings aimed at The Vanishing Stair aka The Torture Device aka one more year of desolation aka nine circles of hell aka-- You get the picture! Riddle riddle on the wall, who's the wickedest of them all?You are wicked, there's no doubt.But the slyest of them all is Maureen Johnson!Riddle riddle on the ...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Four more astonishing and intriguing, TG this time I’m not disappointed stars! This book’s difference from the first one, we don’t need any introductions about Ellingham academy, its history and past kidnapping, murder mysteries. It started where it left and we have some revelations, more informations, finding important pieces of puzzle. This is more fast paced, riveting and entertaining book. I even start to empathize Stevie, her technique...
  • April
    This series just gets more and more addictive.
  • Kate Welsh
    6/20/19: REREADING for REASONS.Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. THIS IS AS GOOD AS YOU ARE HOPING. Stevie is still great, Ellingham Academy is still the best school ever, murder is still happening, but NOW IT IS PROPERLY FALL so I want to live in this book EVEN MORE than the first one. (Oh, but the mystery, you ask - sure! The mystery GETS EVEN BETTER. I can say no more.)
  • michaela
    WHAT. WAS. THAT. ANOTHER FUDGING CLIFF HANGER? You’re tellin’ me that I have to wait until 2020 for answers?!?!?
  • Jennie Damron
    Annnnnd she ended with another cliff hanger!!! Come on! I have to wait a whole other year for answers, gah!!! Fabulous book. I am loving everything about this series. It keeps getting better and even more clever. Stevie is everything I love in a sleuth. She is not perfect, she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, but she doesn't allow that to overcome her. She presses forward and finds ways to manage and succeed. I also loved that she could ad...
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
    "There's nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." ⭐⭐⭐⭐GUESS WHO FORGOT TO WRITE THE REVIEW!!Yes, me again, we've been knew. The thing is, that I've read this book a week ago and so many things happened since then that I forgot most of the book due to the fact that I didn't take notes. I was too busy binging The Vanishing Stair to give a fuck. But here's what I remember. It's a good book, the writer doesn't take its readers for dumb c...
  • Lara
    My review In the second installment of Johnson’s Truly Devious trilogy, things are getting even more complicated, if that is even possible. Ellie has disappeared and took the only hope Stevie had of finding out what happened to Heyes. However, Stevie found something in Ellie’s room – a box with a picture and a poem, which is actual proof and significantly changes the perspective on the Ellingham case. Stevie is determined to solve the case ...
  • Peter Monn
    So goo! A full review is up on my booktube channel
  • Faith Simon
    OH MY GOD I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE REALLY JUST LEFT OFF LIKE THAT. Okay so, besides being 10 times more invested in this series now that I was before, this book was a deserving follow-up to Truly Devious, who a lot of people, I found, were pretty unimpressed by, but that I thought was a solidly enjoyable book. In this sequel, we follow Stevie again after she's been pulled from Ellingham Academy following the death she had a part in uncovering by her ...
  • Maggie
    "(...)Nothing compares to a good book. A book gives you everything, it gives you a window to others soul, other worlds. The world is a door, books are the key." 5-star reading I can't believe that I have to wait another year for the next book!!!!I really loved this one, we finally get some answers about the mystery that was presented in the first book, but we also end the book with some other questions. Now, I'm way too curious, no way to know wh...
  • Mary-ellen
    3.5 stars.The second book in this historical/contemporary, mystery/thriller reinforced my opinion that this is really one big book that has been split into three, rather than three separate books in a series. They don’t work that well independently.What was great about this instalment is that we learn a lot more about how the historical crime played out and who was involved, but with one key detail left undisclosed. I had it worked out before t...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    *4.5 stars*Wowowow. This was a fantastic sequel, and I think it improved a lot on the minor pacing issues I had with the first book. There’s a tension throughout THE VANISHING STAIR that made it almost impossible to stop reading. And the ending???? Excuse me while I scream for the next year until the final book comes out.