A poem-review: The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson


Kindle Edition, 384 pages

Annotation:

In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s second novel in the Truly Devious series, there are more twists and turns than Stevie Bell can imagine. No answer is given freely, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.

The Truly Devious case—an unsolved kidnapping and triple murder that rocked Ellingham Academy in 1936—has consumed Stevie for years. It’s the very reason she came to the academy. But then her classmate was murdered, and her parents quickly pull her out of school. For her safety, they say. She must move past this obsession with crime.

Stevie’s willing to do anything to get back to Ellingham, be back with her friends, and solve the Truly Devious case. Even if it means making a deal with the despicable Senator Edward King. And when Stevie finally returns, she also returns to David: the guy she kissed, and the guy who lied about his identity—Edward King’s son.

But larger issues are at play. Where did the murderer hide? What’s the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the Truly Devious affair? The Ellingham case isn’t just a piece of history—it’s a live wire into the present.

But larger issues are at play. Where did the murderer hide? What’s the meaning of the riddle Albert Ellingham left behind? And what, exactly, is at stake in the Truly Devious affair? The Ellingham case isn’t just a piece of history—it’s a live wire into the present.


My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 wall, how do I survive the fall?
Under stair and straight to hell
Do I beg or scream or kill?
You will fall, there’s no doubt.
Brace yourself and get a knife.

Riddle riddle on the wall, what the fuck is going on?
The truth is close, there’s no doubt.
But you’re too dumb to get the hint!

Riddle riddle on the wall, do you tell the truth at all?!
Truth or dare, which one’d be fair?
Heart attack or puzzle slain?
Curiosity’s a hit! Cat will eat it in one seat!
If you want to know the truth, wait another year to choose!
Haha.

Dear readers, if you fell victims of this riddle book as I did, please contact me down below in the comments to discuss a revenge plan on it.

Yours,
truly dead

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