The Penultimate Peril (A series of unfortunate events #12)

The Penultimate Peril - Michael Kupperman, Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist

❝Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest thing, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of ripples further and further out, until the entire world has been changed by one tiny action. ❞

Okay this is the best of the series yet. It's full of adventure for our beloved children, as:

- both new and old questions appear,and

- mysteries are solved, on a hotel everyone from the lives of the orphans makes an appearance.


The children pose as the staff, on a hotel where the meeting of the infamous V.F.D. organization will take place. They have limited time to figure out who can be trusted, as more and more familiar faces begin to check in the hotel...


I never thought I would say this but I'm beginning to like the dreadful count...Of course the next one was picked immediately and I both want and dread the moment I close the last page of the last book on the last chapter of the orphans' lives.


P.S = Remember that quote I marked in the review of the previous book?

❝The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire.❞

I think it gives us a very great insight on the life of a certain villain...