Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Book Review #286 - The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events #6) by Lemony Snicket

The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6)
In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I′m sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passageway, and pinstripe suits.
My Rating: 4/5
This series seems to be very hit and miss for me. I tend to get sick of the repetitiveness of it all. This didn't happen for me with this instalment.
From the very first page I instantly liked this book more than all the previous ones. I am not even sure why that was.
The plot in this book was very basic, but very interesting. Sunny seemed to be more strongly portrayed in this book and less in the shadow of her older siblings.
The children's new caretakers were interesting people. I found the whole "in" thing really unique and fascinating.
It was good to see Duncan and Isadora appear again and I am interested to see how the Baudelaire's save them.


  1. I remember this being one of my favorites of the series, if only for getting to learn the definition of "ersatz"!

  2. This was one of my favorites of the series.