The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events #12)
Sadly this next-to-last chronicle of the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, and it is next-to-first in its supply of unpleasantness. Probab ...more
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To be honest, I don't think that even as a child I would have reached #12 in the Series of Unfortunate Events - which is not to say that they are bad books, more testimony to my need for change.
Anyway, I'm reading these to my daughter and we're in til the bitter end (Book 13).
This volume takes place alm ...more
I'm kinda sad there is only one book left in the series, but I'm really curious how this is going to end lol So I definitely will be picking the last book up at the library when I get a chance xD
This may be my favorite book, if only for the Scalia burn which served to further cement Sunny as my favorite Baudelaire. Snicket is really very clever and it's easy to forget that these are "children's books."
I'm excited for the next book because a) I need some answers to these mysteries and secrets and b) reading a series back to back like this is starting to take its toll and I'm ready to be done so I can meet some new characters and plotlines.
Off to The End!
"I'm not sure we ARE noble," Klaus said quietly, flipping the pages of his commonplace book. "We caused those accidents at the lumbermill. We're responsible for the destruction of the hospital. We helped start the fire that destroyed Madame Lulu's archival library. We-"
"Enough," Dewey interrupted gen ...more
There, treachery is a foot. No one is who they seem to be and lies are a plenty. Kit informs the Orphans that they must rescue the sugar ...more
Here just a few examples:
(view spoiler)[1.When the Baudelaire orphans inadvertently kill her new friend and companion Dewey with the harpoon. It is so frustrating when you think about how things could have changed for good if Dewey survived.
2.When it is implied ...more
I can't wait to jump into the last book when I wake up tomorrow. Laundry and dishes will not stop me from a full day of reading!
This book is probably the most daring in the series, literarily speaking. GR's spell check is telling me "literarily" isn't an actual word, but it's wrong. "Literarily" can be derived logically, so deal with it, spell check.
Snicket *crafts* this book. There are whole passages in mirror-writing. There's a "Not A Cha ...more
Updating this from 4 to 5 stars. I forgot how many characters come back in this one. It's like a big reunion! Justice Strauss, Sir, Charles, Nero, Mr. Remora, Mrs. Bass, Jerome, some villagers from VFD, Hal...it's weird to have all these characters together and interacting and causing trouble for the Baudelaires.
Not to mention we get to see a bit of Kit, and far too little of poor Dewey. One particular part of this book that I really enjoy are the three chapters that take p ...more
The Baudelaire's find themselves in another tricky situation without many options. What will happen next? I cannot wait to read the final book in this series. My fingers are crossed that all my questions will be answered.
Full series review: https://todaysechos.wordpress.com/201...
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS
On one hand, I feel happy the story is evolving and abou to reach a climax, but, on the other hand, it seems as if more and more mysteries keep dragging along and we NEVER get any answers at all. I am excited enough to read the ~last volume~.
5/5 stars ...more
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