Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

CoverArtemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Published by
 Miramax Books – Disney on March 31st, 2003
Genres: Childrens, Fantasy, Adventure
Pages: 316
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Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories—they’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.


REVIEW

The Artemis Fowl books are books you’ll either love or won’t care for them too much. I happened to really enjoy this first installment in the Artemis Fowl series.

Artemis Fowl is a spoiled billionaire, criminal mastermind, and inventor. He’s also only 12 years old. He discovers, in this first book, that faeries and other mystical creatures actually exist. What does he want to do with this information? He wants to capture one. So, he sets out to do so and succeeds when he captures Holly. The book only becomes more action packed from there and the relationship between Artemis and Holly makes them both grow. They have to ask themselves if their feelings for each other’s species are wrongly placed.

Some people won’t care for this book, because the author seems to have very strong opinions about pollution and humanity. They come through in this book. However, I feel that you shouldn’t take it too seriously and see it for what it is: a fun and interesting children’s book.

This story is a quick and fun read and the author has done enough research into mythology to make it feel real. The characters are fun, the world of the faeries is interesting, and you can’t help but root for Artemis even though he’s supposed to be the antagonist of the story. I will definitely continue to read this series and see where Artemis ends up next.

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