Truly Devious

Truly Devious

Author Maureen Johnson weaves a tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a new series. Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place" he sa Author Maureen Johnson weaves a tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a new series. Ellingham Academy is a fa...

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  • Kristy
    Nov 21, 2017

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...

    ?There was something there. She could feel it. Stevie had no fears of the dead. The living, however, sometimes gave her the creeps.? this book took me so surprise! I rarely read mysteries/thrillers, not really sure why. They just never appeal to me. But Truly Devious caught m...

    Stephanie "Stevie" Bell is very excited when she is accepted to Ellingham Academy, an elite private school in Vermont for free-thinking junior and senior high school students. Ellingham was founded by wealthy Albert Ellingham as a place where students can learn in their own ways, and w...

  • Rincey
    Jan 12, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Feb 07, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

  • Dayla
    Jan 06, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

  • Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
    Jun 19, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

  • Jen Ryland
    Sep 24, 2017

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

  • Stacee
    Dec 11, 2017

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Jul 24, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...

    ?There was something there. She could feel it. Stevie had no fears of the dead. The living, however, sometimes gave her the creeps.? this book took me so surprise! I rarely read mysteries/thrillers, not really sure why. They just never appeal to me. But Truly Devious caught m...

  • Michael
    Sep 25, 2017

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

  • Kassidy
    Jan 18, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

  • Lily ☁️
    Apr 02, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

  • jessica
    Jun 07, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

  • Katherine
    Mar 03, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...

    ?There was something there. She could feel it. Stevie had no fears of the dead. The living, however, sometimes gave her the creeps.? this book took me so surprise! I rarely read mysteries/thrillers, not really sure why. They just never appeal to me. But Truly Devious caught m...

    Stephanie "Stevie" Bell is very excited when she is accepted to Ellingham Academy, an elite private school in Vermont for free-thinking junior and senior high school students. Ellingham was founded by wealthy Albert Ellingham as a place where students can learn in their own ways, and w...

    !MISSING! The answers to the endless amount of questions I have after finishing this book. They were last seen I have no idea where. Any help is greatly appreciated and of utmost importance. RTC (unless it goes missing too.) ...

    A well-written mystery that clearly has more to offer, but chooses to unwisely save it for its subsequent sequels. ...

    "Murder is easy. As long as no one thinks it?s murder."- Agatha Christie Synopsis: A tycoon?s wife and daughter are kidnapped and killed, and a bright young student is killed at the boarding school he attends. Whodunnit? You sure as hell won?t find out with not one, but tw...

  • Christian
    Mar 26, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...

    ?There was something there. She could feel it. Stevie had no fears of the dead. The living, however, sometimes gave her the creeps.? this book took me so surprise! I rarely read mysteries/thrillers, not really sure why. They just never appeal to me. But Truly Devious caught m...

    Stephanie "Stevie" Bell is very excited when she is accepted to Ellingham Academy, an elite private school in Vermont for free-thinking junior and senior high school students. Ellingham was founded by wealthy Albert Ellingham as a place where students can learn in their own ways, and w...

    !MISSING! The answers to the endless amount of questions I have after finishing this book. They were last seen I have no idea where. Any help is greatly appreciated and of utmost importance. RTC (unless it goes missing too.) ...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    May 11, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

  • Peter Monn
    Jan 30, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

  • Amelia
    Apr 24, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

  • Stephanie Anze
    Feb 07, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

  • Emma Giordano
    Feb 03, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

  • Laura
    Jun 30, 2016

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

  • Erin
    Mar 09, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Jan 31, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...

    ?There was something there. She could feel it. Stevie had no fears of the dead. The living, however, sometimes gave her the creeps.? this book took me so surprise! I rarely read mysteries/thrillers, not really sure why. They just never appeal to me. But Truly Devious caught m...

    Stephanie "Stevie" Bell is very excited when she is accepted to Ellingham Academy, an elite private school in Vermont for free-thinking junior and senior high school students. Ellingham was founded by wealthy Albert Ellingham as a place where students can learn in their own ways, and w...

    !MISSING! The answers to the endless amount of questions I have after finishing this book. They were last seen I have no idea where. Any help is greatly appreciated and of utmost importance. RTC (unless it goes missing too.) ...

    A well-written mystery that clearly has more to offer, but chooses to unwisely save it for its subsequent sequels. ...

  • April
    Feb 18, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    Apr 22, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

  • chandler ainsley ❁
    Aug 30, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

  • may ❀
    Aug 14, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

  • ellie ☼
    Jun 26, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...

    ?There was something there. She could feel it. Stevie had no fears of the dead. The living, however, sometimes gave her the creeps.? this book took me so surprise! I rarely read mysteries/thrillers, not really sure why. They just never appeal to me. But Truly Devious caught m...

    Stephanie "Stevie" Bell is very excited when she is accepted to Ellingham Academy, an elite private school in Vermont for free-thinking junior and senior high school students. Ellingham was founded by wealthy Albert Ellingham as a place where students can learn in their own ways, and w...

    !MISSING! The answers to the endless amount of questions I have after finishing this book. They were last seen I have no idea where. Any help is greatly appreciated and of utmost importance. RTC (unless it goes missing too.) ...

    A well-written mystery that clearly has more to offer, but chooses to unwisely save it for its subsequent sequels. ...

    "Murder is easy. As long as no one thinks it?s murder."- Agatha Christie Synopsis: A tycoon?s wife and daughter are kidnapped and killed, and a bright young student is killed at the boarding school he attends. Whodunnit? You sure as hell won?t find out with not one, but tw...

    all the stars | ok.... w h a t w a s t h a t e n d i n g??? i?m like speechless right now? wow alright first things first: i genuinely, wholeheartedly loved and enjoyed this book. for me, this book just became better with each chapter. i really love forensic/criminal psychology (((i?...

  • Alaina Meserole
    May 21, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

  • Fuzaila ~ is on hiatus
    Mar 06, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...

    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...

    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...

    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...

    Full spoiler free view is now up. I talk about all the things I loved about it!! Link: https://amelianamora18.wixsite.com/am... ...

    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...

    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...

    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://Youtube.com/peterlikesbooks ...

    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: https://youtu.be/5rAqNG12JKM ...

    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...

    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...

    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...

  • Beverly
    Mar 10, 2018

    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...

    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...

    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...

    That cliffhanger though. ...

    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...

    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...

    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...

    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...

    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...

    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...

    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...

    That cliffhanger though ...

    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...