Book Review: The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #12)

Hey guys!
The end is drawing near. I just finished the penultimate book in Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.What can you expect from The Penultimate Peril?

The Penultimate Peril - Goodreads Cover

The Penultimate Peril – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
Well, for each step the Beaudelairs take to get closer to solving the mystery surrounding their lives, they are thrown back three. Once again they escaped Count Olaf’s clutches and now arrived at the Hotel Denouement. Just inches away from meeting the VFD people who might be able to tell the Beaudelair orphans about their parents, the evil side of VFD prepares to take over. Which side will the Beaudelairs be on? Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11)

Hey guys!
We’re getting closer to the end. I just finished part 11 of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events and can’t wait to get my hands on the remaining two novels!

The Grim Grotto – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
Things seemed pretty dark at the end of part #10, The Slippery Slope. But at least for a few pages things are looking up! The Beaudelaire orphans are saved by a submarine. How convenient, right? So Sunny, Klaus and Violet team up with the crew, they are even reunited with an old friend! But Count Olaf can’t be far away…

 

The Rating:
By now we’re into to our neck in this huge mystery. But instead of clearing up some stuff, the Grim Grotto surprises us with unexpected plot twists and even more knots in this twisted tale. Continue reading

Book Review: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #10)

Hey guys!
We’re getting closer and closer to the end. I just finished part 10 of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Only 3 more books to go! Let’s see how good The Slipper Slope was…

Goodreads Cover - The Slippery Slope

Goodreads Cover – The Slippery Slope

 

The Plot:
Things seems to be getting better for our three most beloved orphans. However, they are out of luck again. Violet and Klaus have to continue their journey up the mountain alone after Count Olaf almost killed them. Poor Sunny still remains in his clutches.
Is there a way out of this misery? And what awaits them on the peak?

 

The Rating:
We’ve reached a point in the books where you devour the novel in record speed as you desperately want to find out what’s behind the big mystery. The whole VFD thing is so fascinating and with each chapter a new layer is added. I am deeply impressed how intricate the story is. Continue reading

Book Review: The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9)

Hey guys!
Not many part of A Series of Unfortunate Events are left. I just put down Lemony Snicket’s 9th installment, The Carnivorous Carnival. The vibe seems to get even darker with this one, so let’s check it out!

Goodreads Cover – The Carnivorous Carnival

 

The Plot:
After escaping from the fire at the Heimlich Hospital, the Beaudelaire orphans followed Count Olaf in desperate need to find more information on the piece of the Snicket file they found. However, instead of getting what they need, Violet, Sunny and Klaus end up at carnival, disguising themselves as freaks while trying to uncover what Olaf is up to… Continue reading

Book Review: The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8)

Hello my lovely readers!
It’s time for another installment of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I just finished part 8, The Hostile Hospital. So let’s see what awaits us here!

Goodreads Cover – The Hostile Hospital

 

The Plot:
After narrowly escaping from the lynch mob in VFD the Beaudelairs end up at the Heimlich Hospital where they hope to find some information on the man who died in VFD. However, the library of records holds a big surprise for the children. They find a piece of paper that might change everything… Continue reading

TV Show vs. Movie: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Hey Guys!
It’s time for another post on A Series of Unfortunate Events. This time I want to shed some light on both the TV show and the movie. Which one is better?

 

The Plot:
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows Violet, Klaus and Sunny Beaudelair. After a fire destroyed their home and killed their parents, they struggle with their new guardians. The first new care-taker they get is Count Olaf who is only after their money. However, each time the Beaudelair children seem to get rid of him, some new peril awaits them…
There are 13 books in total, and Netflix dedicated 2 episodes to each book. So the first season consists of 8 episodes and deals with the first four books. As that would be far too much for just one movie, only the first three books were adapted in the film.

 

TV Show vs. Movie:
I was hooked from the first episode on. In this TV show everything plays together perfectly. The casting is amazing, although I had my doubts about some of the actors, I ended up more than delighted. So far they keep very close to the novels, thus really making the story come alive. Furthermore, Lemony Snicket is very present in the TV show in his function as narrator. He is part of every episodes and makes several comments. This may sound a bit weird, as it’s not the usual thing to do, but believe me, it works out wonderfully. Another point I love about the show is the music. The title song for each episode is a little different and especially the song in the last episode was marvellous.

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