As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School : they can′t help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school′s motto Memento Mori or "Remember you will die." This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak story just as we have come to expect from Lemony Snickett′s Series of Unfortunate Events, the deliciously morbid set of books that began with The Bad Beginning and only got worse.
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Expanding the series is very much a good idea, and I hope Snicket continues to switch it up. A 5-star children's book.Read Full Review of The Austere Academy (A Series...
Luckily, they befriend some other orphans there, which makes things seem a little brighter --- at least for awhile. But how bright can things get at a school where the motto is: Memento Mori (Rememember you will die)?Read Full Review of The Austere Academy (A Series...
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