Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)



Artemis Fowl should never have kidnapped the fairy. Instead of a pleasant little bedtime story creature, this sprite turned out to be an unholy terror. All of Artemis's genius for crime was challenged by this irritating hazel-eyed little elf. It requires the entire novel to get things back under control. (Goodreads)


Product Details

  • Genre: YA, Fantasy 
  • Print Length: 304 page
  • ISBN:  1423132173 (ISBN13: 9781423132172)
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion (August 10, 2009)

Author Website: http://www.eoincolfer.com/




It’s the 10th Anniversary release of Artemis Fowl and the book shows it’s age, but just a little. The technology referenced throughout the book, at least that which is actually manufactured is a little outdated, but the story, wow, it captivated me from the introduction through the epilogue.
I found myself approaching this book with a comparison to the Percy Jackson series in the back of my mind. And boy was I wrong to do that. In no way do they compare to each other. They each hold their own.
One thing I found incredibly refreshing about Artemis Fowl, is that his a villain, a 12 year-old genius of a villain. He remains true to who he is, while still caring for his family and friends/servants Butler and Juliet. I enjoyed Colfer’s take on faeries and other otherworld characters.
This is a fantastic book and can’t wait to read more!

Many Adventures, Richard
5 moons
5 moons: I absolutely loved it, and will be looking into everything this author writes.

Recommended For

Young Teens and Up: There is violence but its on the mild side.

Other Books in this Series

The Arctic IncidentArtemis Fowl and the Eternity...The Opal Deception
The Lost ColonyThe Time ParadoxThe Atlantis Complex


  1. Hi, Rebecca! I'm a new follower. I enjoyed your review of Artemis Fowl. This series is on my TBR list. Can't wait to read it!

  2. Thanks Darlene, Richard did a great job on the review. I love your blog :)


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