The Vanishing Star by Maureen Johnson is a book that I am excited for because I really enjoyed the first book in the Truly Devious series, and I am looking forward to finding out where the story goes next. I love a great mystery, and Maureen Johnson has become one of my favourite authors. The first book was just such an incredible ride. I love books set at boarding schools for some reason and I am so happy that this next one is going to take place there as well.
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
Author: Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
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.
Book Quotes: The Vanishing Stair
So much of anxiety was anxiety about having anxiety.
The real magic rocks are the friends we make along the way.
19 thoughts on “The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson”
I haven’t read the first book but this sure sounds like a great read. I hope you get the chance to read and enjoy it.
Thank you! It is an amazing series! 🙂
I loved the first book! So excited that #2 is coming out. Thanks for featuring it!!
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I know!! I can’t wait to get back into this series. 🙂
I still need to read the first one but that doesn’t mean I’m not excited about seeing this one!
I haven’t read the first book yet and this one sounds intriguing too! 🙂
This sounds really good. I like boarding schools books too and mystery’s. I have to check this one out! Great pick!
Mary my CWW!
They are a perfect combination! 🙂
I haven’t actually read any books by Maureen Johnson yet but I follow her on Twitter and she’s so funny!
Ooh! I should check that out!! 🙂
Ooh nice! I just read the first one and had not seen the cover for the second one yet! I can’t WAIT to read this!!!
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Right?! This series is off to a great start! 🙂
I don’t know why exactly I haven’t read the first book, because it is full of all things Jaime. I am kind of glad that I haven’t read it yet, because I had no clue that there was a sequel. Now, I can read them both, back to back!
I think that would be the best way to enjoy this series. 🙂
Oooh, yes, please! I thought the first book in this series was fabulous, and I cannot wait to get back to the Ellingham.
I know, right?! It is such a fantastic series. 🙂
I haven’t read the first book yet but I hope you enjoy the sequel when you finally get to it.
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This one wasn’t even on my radar. I think this would be a good series to read with my daughter!
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Interesting post! Great recommendation of a series