My generic review for A Series of Unfortunate Events.
I really love this series. I love the wit and humor. I love the way the author 'explains' and 'defines' things to the reader. I was constantly laughing out loud while reading these.
The series does get progressively darker or more confusing as to who is good and who is bad. But it never reaches Harry Potter level. I would feel comfortable with my tweens reading these.
Very good twists and turns and outright ridiculous in parts.
Lemony Snicket is one of my favorite authors. Even though he's not real.