My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book ties with The Reptile Room as my absolute favourite in the series.
I AM NOT GOING TO HESITATE AS I WRITE THIS REVIEW.
The Baudelaires have just come down the Slippery Slope and in this segment have met Captain Widdershin in his submarine with his step-daughter Fiona. In searching for clues for Quigley the Baudelaires and Fiona end up in a cave where some deadly plant raises it’s ugly head. Later on Sunny ends up breathing in some of the poisonous air and becomes near death. In a midst all of this chaos Count Olaf is here, and Captain Widdershin disappears – CAKESNIFFER GIRL IS HERE TOO AS WELL AS ESME – she’s ‘in’ you know.
This book is on the edge of your seat good. You still have Snicket coming in with his wit and definitions but everything in this book is sprinkled with sea salted gloom and tension as we race with the Baudelaire siblings to find the antidote for Sunny.
(Or Horseradish if you have it 😉 )
When they escape the clutches of Count Olaf (and a morally challenged Fiona) the Baudelaire’s go back to Briny Beach where they were told the terrible news about their parents. They are expecting to see someone to pick them up. Mr Poe is there, reprimands them like the ignorant tool he is and demands they get in his car when suddenly Violet sees a purple taxi and they all ignore Mr Poe and walk away from him to get in and be acquainted with Kit Snicket.
I can definitely feel the downward rush to the finale. Only two more books to go! How are your readathon’s going? Have we gone over your favourite book yet?
Love Em x