Title: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Scholastic 2001
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: 3/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Top 100 YA; TBR Reduction
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; these fairies are armed and dangerous.
Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them but then they stop playing by the rules.
This was our book club selection for September. The funny thing is that this entire series has been sitting on the twins' shelves for years now. So all I had to do was walk in their room to pick up the first in the series.
I gave this book three stars. If I was a 12-year-old boy, I may have absolutely loved this book. It has a fun story, decent characters, and magic! But alas, I am a 33-year-old woman. The book just didn't speak to me at all. It's the same quality at the Harry Potter or Percy Jackson series. For that reason, I am rating it 3 stars. I may end up reading the rest of the series at some point, but it's not high on my list.
- #1 Artemis Fowl
- #2 The Arctic Incident
- #3 The Eternity Code
- #4 The Opal Deception
- #5 The Lost Colony
- #6 The Time Paradox
- #7 The Atlantis Complex
- #8 The Last Guardian