To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Some bits of the book were a bit boring, but most of it was excellent and you find out a bit more about the Baudelaires and how naive they are and yet no one believes them. The end bit gives so much suspense and I cannot wait to read the next one!
I like ASoUE - I really do; but I was disappointed by the penultimate book in the series. While there are high points (specifically the return of many of the previous characters from the series - villains as well as friends of the Baudelaires), Book the Twelfth didn't advance the plot line of the continuing saga at all. What a bummer.
The word play, the Various Funny Definitions of VFD and the tragi-comic episodes of the Baudelaires that you would expect are all here, but compared to many of the other books in the series, the magic isn't. And that's too bad.