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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jax Reviews Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: August 10, 2009
Source: Christmas gift to my son
Format: Paperback
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Blurb from goodreads:
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.



Jax's thoughts:
 
A preteen anti-villain. I like the thought. Despite that, it did take me a bit to get into this book. The description talks about fairies, but the books starts out in a very non-fantasy manner. It through me for a loop, and I didn't get my bearings until the 4th chapter. At that point the mob-like nature of Fowl's antics mixed enough with the witty twist on fairies to get me hooked.

Artemis is a brilliant boy, one who in many ways defies what it means to be a kid. There are brief peeks that he craves what every child needs: his parents. Whatever shady business he gets involved in, his goals are ultimately to find/save them.

I would recommend this book (and series) to boys or girls, especially ones who enjoy a bit of mythology with their action adventures. 
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3 comments:

  1. My youngest daughter absolutely loves that series ;)

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  2. I started this series several years back and as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  3. One of my favorite series, and one of my favorite characters! It's so cute that you gave this book to your own son. :)

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