Breaking Book News: Lemony Snicket’s New Series

August 31st, 2009 by

I don’t know about you, but I was heavily involved in Lemony Snicket‘s research into the mystery surrounding the Baudelaire orphans. And when I say “heavily involved,” I mean that I diligently studied everything I could related to their tragic circumstances — all 13 books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, plus The Unauthorized Autobiography of Lemony Snicket and The Beatrice Letters. Perhaps you suspect that’s a Very False Declaration? Just check out my bookshelf, o ye of little faith:

My unfortunate bookshelf

My unfortunate bookshelf

(Yes, I know Books 2, 3, and 13 are missing. They seem to have vanished! But what else would you expect from this series?)

After all the blood, sweat, and tears I put into [reading about] tracking down the truth about the Baudelaires, I have to admit that I was a little disappointed when I finished the final book and still had so many unanswered questions. So imagine my joy at learning that Lemony Snicket is writing a new series! Yes, that’s right, a brand new book series from the world’s most enigmatic author!
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A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

August 9th, 2009 by

the_bad_beginningReviewed by: Sam S., age 12, from Washington, D.C.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Imagine a worldwide mystery involving shady secret agents, a formerly united and now dangerously divided organization, multiple crimes of arson, and your family in the middle of it all. Imagine your parents are dead and it’s just you and your two siblings fighting to survive against unknown enemies. That’s the story behind this series of 13 books by Lemony Snicket, who is also wrapped up in the mystery. How? I won’t tell you and neither does he. You’ll just have to read A Series of Unfortunate Events to see how the adventure unfolds.