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The Eternity Code Eoin Colfer. The Atlantis Complex Eoin Colfer. The Opal Deception Eoin Colfer. Review Text Artemis is a brilliant creation Anthony Horowitz show more. Review quote Fast-paced, tongue in cheek. Eoin lives with his family in Ireland. Rating details.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. Sign up now. So, yeah Gotta love her! Personally, I think that this book has the greatest set of characters ever. I just love Butler. He always has Artemis's back and to me, he feels more like a father to Artemis than anything else.

Juliet is Butlers teenage sister and she's a riot! Commander Root is simply epic. You definitely don't want to get on his bad side and Foaly is just brilliance itself. He's a centaur, a bit crazy and I love his wit! So do I have to say more?


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Artemis Fowl is a brilliant book. That's the way it just is. Eoin Colfer writes fast-paced, witty and sometimes even touching scenes. Is it any wonder he's my favorite author ever? View all 9 comments. Well what to say, This book definitely had a younger audience in mind, but I still really enjoyed Holly. Artemis' attitude and the way that he talks to and treats others made him really hard to like. I wasn't a big fan of his.. Any redemption was too little too late for me unfortunately.

The created world IS interesting, but it's not a series that I will rush to continue. Apr 06, Alaina rated it it was amazing Shelves: young-adult , fantasy , contemporary , humor , fiction , april-challenge , favorites , paranormal , mystery , sci-fi. Not going to lie.. Artemis Fowl was such an interesting and enjoyable book. Artemis is basically your best nemesis ever!

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He's brilliant, evil as fudge, and a ruthless bastard all wrapped into one! Oh, did I forget to mentions he's also en evil millionaire mastermind?!?! He's like the Doctor Evil and the Mini Me all combined into one person! I loved it! Artemis, is bad, but soooooo freaking lovable. Sometimes you need a good villain to love - and boy did I love his character! I loved all of the magic too throughout this book.

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Maybe I'm on a magic high from the Children of Blood and Bone book but this book was such a nice followup! Overall, the book was amazing! I loved Holly, even though she was captured by Artemis.. I can't accept that the book is over right now!! View all 10 comments. Artemis Fowl or should that be Foul? I would have no hesitation buying it for a school library. There are explosions, near-death-experiences, monsters, and evil plans, but no one loses their life.

Colfer gives amusing names to his characters, like a butler named Butler and a centaur named Foaly. Looking for summer reading for your 10 year old? Consider Artemis Fowl! To be honest I haven't read the whole book, and there is a slim chance that I might try to continue and so I post this review. The problem is that the onslaught of cheap jabs at the "barbarian humans" destroying the earth is becoming extremely irritating.

And miraculously Ireland is still nice and green, but give those humans a few hundred years and it will be destroyed. It completely distracts from the story. Why do we have to spoon feed children dogmatic propaganda? Don't get me wrong. I'm all for trying to take care of our surroundings, but our surroundings do not need to be worshiped. And frankly calling me a barbarian and trying to make me feel guilty about killing whales in eco-destroying lead ships I haven't killed, is NOT going to make me sympathetic to your causes.

An quick, entertaining read but not as good as our friend Mr Potter I usually love young adult's litterature but I just didn't like Colfer's writing style and the plot was really weak. Still, there are some good ideas here and I'm not surprised the book has been such a success. View all 7 comments. If I lose, then I'm crazy. That's the way history is written. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.

The plot is a bit reminiscent of Die Hard, only with magical creatures and high tech weaponry. At only age 12, young Artemis Fowl exerts a genius-level intellect and a shrewd ideology making him a prodigy criminal mastermind. He descends from a long line of Fowls, an influential Irish family that has a manor on the outskirts of Dublin. The disappearance of his father and the mental fragility of his mother have placed a great burden on the Fowl family.

One in which Artemis looks to remedy with the theft of a substantial amount of gold from a magical source humanity is completely unaware of.

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Along with his trusted bodyguard Butler and Butler's sister Juliet, Artemis hatches a plan to take back what he believes to be rightfully his. Hidden in the subterranean depths of earth exists a parallel community of various creatures including fairies, dwarves, goblins, and trolls that have triumphed by means of civilisation and technology well past what humanity has built. Rather ironically referred to as "The People," this collection of various creatures once lived side by side with humans, until they came to the conclusion that humanity is the very definition of exponential avarice, and in order to survive, sealed themselves off from humanity.

Part of the problem is that security threats to themselves still exist, which has lead to the creation of a special police type force called LEPrecon, dedicated to concealing The People from humanity and arising to any such problems that threaten the stability of their world. Amongst them is a fairy named Holly Short. Holly is the first female officer in the force and looking to make a name for herself.

She is later kidnapped by Artemis and held for ransom, bringing about a troop-load of fairy special forces to lay a siege on Fowl manor. Eoin Colfer has written a richly fun novel here with some really cool characters and excellent world building that feels real and purposeful. Artemis Fowl himself is such a badass anti-hero, and it was rewarding to discover him as a character, alongside the rest of the cast. The only real problem with the book is it's length, but it's satisfying so it can be overlooked, because the story feels so rewarding to undertake. The beginning of the series looks very promising.

Rating: 4. Apr 29, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-personally-by-moi , trt-posted-reviews , trt-gold-star-award-winner. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo. Meet Artemis Fowl the Second, a twelve-year old genius who doesn't want to go to school, is worried about his mother's fragile mental health, is preoccupied with his father coming back from the dead, and who is determined to add to his family's coffers by any means possible. In a word, Artemis is an evil genius, and you just can't help but love him.

Or hate him. Or love to hate him. Or hate to love him. After all, they have plenty to spare, and after Artemis Fowl the First lost a vast majority of their fortune, the Fowl family needs to pad the coffers. So off Artemis sets on a world jaunt to discover the secrets of the fairies, and his ambitions and delusions finally pay off--he meets an alcoholic sprite who, in exchange for the return of her magic, lets Artemis get a good look at her Book. The Book, you see, contains all the mandates, rules, and regulations along with a slew of secrets of the fairy world--and now Artemis Fowl is able to hatch his nefarious scheme.

Artemis discovers that the fairies must adhere to very specific rituals to renew their powers, so along with Butler, he sets out on a stakeout to catch himself a fairy. Hoping, of course, that he can hold said fairy for ransom in exchange for some gold. What Artemis didn't include in his calculations, however, was Captain Holly Short. A member of the LEPrecon Unit, Holly, although a small sprite, is very human looking--and can be extrememely wily and dangerous. As Artemis implements his evil plan, Holly uses her own military-type background to hatch her own plan of escape.

The results are both disastrous and hilarious. Once you get started on this story of the human world of the Mud People mixing with that of the magical beings who live below ground, you just can't stop!

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The magical quality of the book is that it is all too believable--and so much fun! You envy Artemis his brilliance at the same time you can't believe how undenianably evil he is. You pity him, and you despise him. As for Holly Short, you love the fairy, admire her tenacity, yet hope at the same time that she spares the lives of Artemis, Butler, and Butler's sister, Juliet. I have to admit that I loved Foaly, the centaur in charge of computers and technical equipment. Pick up a copy today! Dec 02, Aoife rated it it was amazing Shelves: middle-grade , my-bookshelf.

I loved rereading this! It's been a long, long time since I read this when I was a child and it was great returning to the world of the year-old Artemis Fowl - a child genius and criminal mastermind - who has decided to make the fairy world fall down at his feet and give up their gold so he can rebuild his family fortune.

I had forgotten a lot of the details about this story so for most of the book it was like reading it for the first time, and gradually in a great way the memories came back t I loved rereading this! I had forgotten a lot of the details about this story so for most of the book it was like reading it for the first time, and gradually in a great way the memories came back to me like how great Butler is and the hilariousness that is Mulch.

I have always really loved Holly Short, the fairy that Fowl captures to catapult his plan into action, and secretly always fantasised about playing her in a film version, and this book just helped remind me of all the ways she is great. I read this because I want to see the movie without any kind of reader's guilt.

It was fun and fast paced, but I wasn't super invested in the characters. I felt like it was very action based with little character development or enough time to really get to know the characters and there are quite a few in here. I probably won't continue on with this series, but it was quick and easy to get through. Well I have a number of Eoin Colfer books in my collection but the Artemis series has always drawn my eye the most.

Ironic that I finally get around to reading them when the first book is about to released as a film later this year. I think one of the issues was that out of the series I have all but the first two books in hardback while the first two are paperback and I was having a total mental block as well they were. Well I found them finally and I now am about to launch via a few other distr Well I have a number of Eoin Colfer books in my collection but the Artemis series has always drawn my eye the most. Well I found them finally and I now am about to launch via a few other distractions in to them.

I will admit that the book read as I was expecting considering the target reading group that said the action was fun and the dialogue amusing without being either patronising or childish. I know that Mr Colfer has made his name writing books for children but you can certainly see his talent for winding a brilliant and sometimes bizarre story which appeals to all ages.

I had some time ago read his adult crime dramas Screwed and Plugged and found he has a great way of adding both sarcasm and drama to his work without feeling forced - this book also carries that charm and I can certainly see myself reading the others in the series. The story is relatively straight forward and obvious sets up for the rest of the series however I did find myself eagerly turning the next page to see what was going to happen next and considering with no spoilers there were limited options to how the story could end I was still satisfied with how it concluded.

Now to get round to reading the next book. Oct 25, Leah Nadeau rated it it was ok. This book wasn't what I expected at all, in a bad way. I thought it was going to be Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson, and it was kinda like Percy Jackson in the beginning but then the story turned to fairies, and then to a squadron of troopers in the army and I was just confused lol I thought it was a fantasy book but it was more science fiction with all the ships and the gun descriptions. The best part of this book was how smart and two steps ahead Artemis always was. This book was soooo jumpy, This book wasn't what I expected at all, in a bad way.

This book was soooo jumpy, here and then there and then you don't even know where you are. And most of the things that happen you just feel like What is the point of this story lol what's the bigger picture?

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There is none meh I wouldn't say it's a children's book because they briefly mention adult concepts like accountants and selling stocks, etc But I wouldn't say it's an adult book either as the main character Artemis is only 2 years old and the book mentions things like Leprechauns :P So it's tough to categorize which age group, I suppose it's a young adult book, but not younger and not older. I find most YA books younger children could read them or adults could too but not this series. I won't be continuing to read this series. View 1 comment. Apr 05, Leona Carstairs rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , library-books.

Are you one of the people who are obsessed with antiheroes? Like me lol Ahhh, hi, nice to meet you. This is a book about an evil, millionaire mastermind kid called Artemis. This series also has magic and a super cool, badass LEPrechaun called Holly. Freaking fabulous! And it just gets better with each book! Aug 14, George Jankovic rated it it was amazing. This book is an interesting mix of fantasy and scifi. Hi-tech meets the fairies. I loved its world building especially all the lore on the fairies, their location, their rules and regulations etc.

Artemis a genius, but my favorite characters were Butler, his butler, and Captain Holy Short, a fairy who is his victim. The book is a quick read. It will be hard to put it down even if you have to. Oct 28, Jonathan Peto rated it liked it Shelves: children-chapters , debuts. If I had thought of this story, I would have told it, but I would have done quite a few things differently, if possible. In other words, I like the story itself: with his family's wealth dangerously on the wane, criminal mastermind and 12 year old boy, Artemis Fowl, formulates a bold plan to kidnap a fairy and seize a ransom of gold.

But his is not the only point of view on either side of the incident. We hear from his loyal employee, Butler, as well as the fairies.

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This equal billing actually u If I had thought of this story, I would have told it, but I would have done quite a few things differently, if possible. This equal billing actually undermined the story for me, since it effectively confused my sympathies, not quite to the point of indifference but to something far short of involvement.

This was exacerbated by a acerbic narrative voice that sometimes served the story but also unfortunately dulled character development to a sheen above caricature but below fully formed. So the incident, the kidnapping and its consequences, is a fine idea for a chapter book, hip hip hurrah, but the execution was not to my liking in ways that may or may not matter to you or its target audience. For me another big muck up included the vision of fairies. No way anyone must emulate anything in particular but Colfer's fairies rely on advanced technology and interact with each other as if human, which was ironic since they claimed to be so much more superior.

His trolls, however, are wickedly offishly delightful. Sep 04, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: childrens-youngadult , fantasy. I've seen these books in the stores for a while, but had actually steered clear of them because I thought they were just a Harry Potter knock off.

The other day, I was in the kid section with Daniel while he was playing with the train table, and they caught my eye again. Who am I to pass up a bargain? Well, let me just say, it is not a Harry Potter knock off! Yes, it deals with sprites, dwarves, leprechauns, and I've seen these books in the stores for a while, but had actually steered clear of them because I thought they were just a Harry Potter knock off.

Yes, it deals with sprites, dwarves, leprechauns, and other fantasy figures, but there the resemblance ends. The leprechauns are actually LEPrecons Lower Elements Police Recon officers , the fairies use nuclear powered battery pack wings, and the lead character, while a young boy, is a brilliant criminal mastermind. The book is a light quick read, but is very engaging.

Readers also enjoyed. Young Adult. About Eoin Colfer. Eoin Colfer. Eoin Colfer pronounced Owen was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in , where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators. He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford.


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