The Penultimate Peril,a book for many types of readers!
It's a great book and great series because, Lemony Snicket isn't like other authors who write about all happy times he writes about the sad times; therefore you that you're not reading a book that is like every other book it's a new type.
This book was wonderful. It kept me on my toes the entire time. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are they're own charecters in this book as well as one charecter. They each hae their own personality while still being somewhat the same.
Lemony Snickey has become a great developed author since publishing The Series of Unfortunate Events!
I would defenately recomend this book to anyone who has read the previous books!
This was one of the best books in the series.I couldn't put it down. Lemony Snicket lovers will really enjoy it! I did. It's got tons of suspense and has u on your toes wondering what's going 2 happen. Read it and you'll c what I mean!
Lemony's books are fantastic...myself and my mum both read these series and we used to argue about who would take the book that day if we had to share... i didnt think an adult would enjoy a book targetted amd kids but i was wrong and my mum is a big book reader amd she enjoyed these book just as much as any kid would!!! you my favourite book writer Lemon!!
In the twelth book, i found myself sitting and reading for hours on end. It was pretty good and Mr. Snicket tryed a diffrent writing technique in this book. He wrote in three diffrent perspectives. He showcases all three of the orphans and how they feel in the hotel. Look for book 13 october 13. CW
The neat thing about this book is that is revisits with all of the guardians and other minor characters from the first 11 series of unfortunate event books. But I found this book a little bit of a disapointment. As an adult, I have problems with books that have odd text features (part of the book needs to be read in a mirror) and while this is only a minor feature of the book, I found it distracting. I was also a bit disapointed by the plot of this book. All the characters are the same as the last time we saw them. There is very little growth shown in these minor characters. I'm also a bit disapointed in the changes in the orphans since the 10th book. I'm not looking for a happy ending (I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen), but I am looking for the good qualities we saw in the orphans for the first 10 books to show up again.
I thought this was another great book in the series. New characters introduced, more mysteries and it makes you want to read on and on. I can't wait untill I get my hands on the last book so I can see if any of the Baudelaires misfortune will ever leave and if they ever solve all the mysteries. I've had a good time reading the series and it is sad that this is the next to last book in the series, I wish it would never end.
The Baudelaire children emerge from the sea and run into Kit Snicket. She takes them to a hotel where they are to work undercover and get information on Olaf's next scheme to get his hands on them and the Baudelaire fortune. Olaf has the hotel hold a trial against the orphans and then light the place on fire.
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Everyone manages to escaps including the orphans who were in Olaf's grasp as they were fleeing the hotel.
At this point in the series I know that things can never really end well. Yet, I always hold out a tiny bit of hope that this or that character may live and this or that mystery will be solved. And once again I'm left not exactly disappointed, but sad that Snicket wasn't lying all this time about the Baudelaire's terrible misfortune and they still can't catch a break.
Will someone please, PLEASE, just tell me what's in that damned sugar bowl? Seriously, I'm dying over here.
I'd completely forgotten about the big revelation pertaining to the hotel so it actually caught me by surprise, which I liked. Though, it's possible I was just being especially unobservant the day I listened/read it. (Sadly, my hopes of exploring said revelation were dashed after finishing the third book.)
One of the better books of the series, I'd say. I enjoyed having the lot of past characters all shoved into the hotel and sprinkled throughout the story.
The Baudelaire orphans are reunited with a host of characters from previous adventures as they gather at Hotel Denouement to await the delivery of the sugar bowl. The hotel is organized according to the Dewy Decimal System, a fact that pleases Klaus. The orphans deserve some time off and a hotel is the best place to stay. But theres always adventure and danger wherever the Baudelaire children are. I liked this book and the rest of the series. The series is drawing to a close, yet the mystery has been kept alive by Lemony Snicket