Here you leave today a
nd enter the world
Of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.
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With the carnival in flames below them and Olaf revealing their disguises are no longer fooling him, things aren't looking good for the unlucky orphans. Separated from their younger sister Sunny it's up to Violet and Klaus to save her and get to VFD headquarters before Olaf does.
Although it isn't clear how much time has passed since the first book, which is shame, in this book I realised how much the children had grown. Sunny is no longer baby, and has to rely on herself if she's going to survive Count Olaf and his troupe as well as spying on them as best she can to find out any information that might be valuable to her and her siblings. We also see the children using their skills and becoming more like volunteers, as the series progresses it becomes clear that just maybe their parents were preparing them for world, for VFD.
As always the children are faced with more questions than answers, Violet and Klaus race to recuse Sunny and meet a familiar face along the way, along with someone else who might hold some answers. We also get to meet two people who even Olaf fears.