I swear, as I'm getting further into the series, the books are becoming harder, and harder, to put down. Not to mention the fact that they are becoming more, and more, mysterious. And, the ending of this book... Talk about making you want to read the next book!!! I ended up picking up the tenth book, which is called 'The Slippery Slope' and starting to read it as soon as I had finished the last chapter of this one. In short... 'The Carnivorous Carnival' is a fantastic book, containing yet more unanswered questions. And, trust me, it won't be the easiest of books to put down. Even if you aren't an avid reader.