A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2 - Lemony Snicket
The Reptile Room is the second book in this series and tells the tale of the Baudelaire children, who are sent to live with their distant relative Uncle Monty. The Baudelaire's have had some tough luck, their parents die in a fire, they are sent to live with evil Count Olaf who only wants to steal their fortune by any means necessary. Now they think they have found a lovely home - but they should still be weary of Count Olaf!
I like this book - its dark and funny and a good kids book. I hopefully will be getting my hands on the rest of the series very very soon. It is one of those series of books I want my children to read.