Never, under any circumstances, let the Virginian Wolfsnake near a typewriter’

A Series of Unfortunate Events is my favourite series on Netflix, so a few months ago I decided I was finally going to buy the books and read the whole series, and I don’t regret that decision.

The Reptile Room is the second book in the series and is much better than the Netflix series.

The book opens with Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire on their way to live with their uncle, Dr Montgomery Montgomery, a semi-successful herpetologist with a large collection of reptiles.

Dr Montgomery’s assistant, Gustav, left him without any notice just before the Baudelaire orphans arrive, and his replacement, Stephano is strangely like Count Olaf.

The thing I love about The Reptile Room is the dark humour running throughout it. There are constant jokes that are definitely not aimed towards children which make it such a fun book to read.

It’s funny, sad and entertaining all at the same time and I really do wish I’d have read it when I was younger because it’s just the ideal book for me.

‘For Beatrice–My love for you shall live forever. You, however, did not.’

Read my review of the previous book here (The Bad Beginning), and the next book here (The Wide Window)

Genre: Children’s Lit

Started Reading: 05/03/2018

Finished Reading: 06/03/2018

Get it in the UK here and the US here.

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