4.5 starsThis was such an adventurous story. I enjoyed reading about this mystery with all of these little twists, it sure was a lot of fun. Lemony Snicket was a witty character, who had the right sense of right and wrong and his investigative style was just great to follow. The other characters like Moxie and Ellington as well as the Bellerophon brothers were really awesome and I hope to read more of all of them in the next installment of the series. I also loved the setting of an almost abandoned city and all of the illustrations gave the story such a great and eerie atmosphere. I fell in love with the story right away. I hope to read the sequel very soon because I do want to know what will happen next. Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket sure knows how to write amazing stories!