Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

The Arctic Incident

eBook - 2009
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 20, 2020

Our main protagonist is Artemis Fowl, a young, highly intelligent boy who comes from a prominent crime family. He's aided by his butler, who is the third-most skilled martial artist on the planet. After his mother had gone mad he kidnaps a fairly named Holly Short, in exchange for his mother's mind to be restored and half their gold. I like this book and I would recommend this to someone else. Mainly an audience of 10-12 year olds. The characters feel real and it's not like other books where the main protagonist is a goody two shoes, the characters are very intelligent. The plot has an interesting concept of fairies living in the core of the Earth, a child super criminal and espionage. The book isn't rushed and it explains everything well, As for the resolution it wasn't cheap our main character didn't change his ways. @Subsub of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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hbmidgley
Nov 14, 2020

Artemis fowl is awesome.
the movie is good but it doesn't to with the book🍿

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red_beetle_312
Oct 29, 2020

this book is way to technologically advanced for its time. I love it!

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Linyarai
Oct 08, 2020

This story felt a little disjointed, I didn't feel like having both a renegade fairy and a mental condition were necessary for the plot. I guess we'll see how it follows through in the next book.

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Linyarai
Oct 05, 2020

I'm not a huge fan of time travel stories, they get too "Wibbly Wobbly". This one stayed fairly direct, but there was still a lot of struggle with characters & timelines. I still don't feel like Artemis is as fun of a character as he was when he was younger

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IntrovertReader
Aug 11, 2020

This is the story of Artemis Fowl, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who decides he wants a pile of fairy gold. What is he willing to do to get it?

I truly enjoyed this book. Artemis is a genius, but we also get to watch him grow up (and loosen up) a little as the book progresses. Just when you start to forget that Artemis is only twelve, a scene comes along that shows how vulnerable he still is.

The plot was smart, funny, and well-written. The fairies were not your typical airy fairies. They could kick some serious butt.

I would recommend this to anyone, young or old, who appreciates a good story.

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wingertdj
Aug 10, 2020

“Artemis Fowl” is a child criminal genius from al long line of criminal masterminds. He has discovered that the Fae do exist and plans on blackmailing them for gold. He has kidnapped Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. The Fae will do anything to keep their existence secret from the world, even sacrifice one of their own if they must. This is a fun magical adventure for younger readers. It was a bit juvenile for me in parts, but I liked the Fae world. This is the first in a series of books. There is nothing in this book to align with the previews of the Disney movie coming out with the same name.

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MINECRAFT_RULES
Jul 26, 2020

Hadlock, I am pretty sure the description for he novel you have commented is the premise for The eternity code, book three of the Artemis fowl series.

LPL_MarilynK Jul 25, 2020

So I know I read this book as a kid, but I ended up forgetting just about everything except the glittery cover. Since the movie came out (and wasn't well-reviewed), I thought I'd check it out again. And WOW this book is fun. I honestly love seeing this 12-year-old rich kid be impossibly smug and calculating, with enough humanity sprinkled in to be more than JUST a smug and calculating rich kid. I might watch the movie once I've finished the series, but only for comedy purposes. I will, however, definitely be reading more. I want to see where Artemis' story goes, especially since it seems likely he's got it all planned out already.

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tedwards37
Jul 18, 2020

Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer is a mythical science fiction novel that follows Artemis Fowl, a twelve-year-old genius and criminal mastermind, who is determined to steal riches from none other than the fairy race. On the other side of the coin, the story follows Captain Holly Short, an elf from the Special Forces who would be forced to try to outwit the young genius and stop him before he can execute his plan. Artemis’s ability to unveil this hidden civilization filled with various creatures that are described in folklore and myths will impress any reader, especially once they remember he’s only twelve. Hearing about the back and forth between Artemis and the fairies keeps the reader intrigued and curious about each sides’ next move. Throughout the story both main characters’ motives are highlighted as they’re forced to fight through internal conflict, adding complexity to their characters. Recently the book was adapted into a movie by Disney and is only the first in a series of nine books. This story is a personal favorite of mine that I read when I was in elementary school, so the reading level may be a bit low for young adult readers. Overall, Artemis Fowl is a science fiction novel worth reading, as it will amaze and entertain any reader through battles of wit between a mythical species and a twelve-year-old genius.

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blue_panda_4979
Jul 13, 2020

Good book!

This is one of my fave books!

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MINECRAFT_RULES
Jun 13, 2020

MatheWirst, this is the first book in the series.

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Matthewhirst
Jun 08, 2020

is this the second book in the series?

jcljessicaj Apr 20, 2020

What a great introduction to a truly intriguing and nefarious character - Artemis Fowl. With just the right amount of fantastic mixed with adventure, I really enjoyed this book. I'm sure the rest of the series is a treat, too.

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hadlock
Mar 13, 2020

Artemis has stolen fairy technology and created a supercomputer in a cube that responds only to his voice. His father has seen the light and decided to no longer be a criminal mastermind. He has asked Artemis to do the same. Artemis, who has successfully run the family's criminal endeavors while his father was in a coma, reluctantly agrees but decides to go out in a blaze of glory, one more big heist. The whole thing goes badly wrong when a Chicago businessman turns the tables on him, steals the cube, and leaves Butler, Artemis' bodyguard and friend, dead. Artemis must ask the fairies for help to save his friend and get back the cube that endangers their society, too.

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TimmyG123
Sep 20, 2019

A completely original and surprisingly deep story, Artemis Fowl follows the title character in his obsession of discovering truths about the world, mainly that there is more to it than we realize. A boy genius with sometimes criminal tendencies and the good fortune to have been born immeasurably wealthy, Artemis also suffers from a complete lack of parental guidance. With a father gone missing, and a mother who's mind is not what it was, Artemis is free(?) to engage in any measures he deems necessary to achieve his goals. If you like action, adventure and unexpected elements of fantasy, you will love this series!

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 20, 2019

I LOVE THIS BOOK SERIES!!! I'm super excited to announce that the movie will be coming out in May 29 of 2020!!! It was supposed to come out in August but got postponed cause of legal stuff. In honor of my personal favorite book series I'm rereading the entire series. Also coming out in 2020 is "The Fowl twins" the sequel series. This great series is about a 12 year old boy genius and his devious escapades with the magical world of the fairies. Featuring humor, wit, snippy comments, and evil plots. This series is a must read!! mature 12+

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SugaryPuff
Aug 19, 2019

SOOOO GOOD! I love this book! Amazing! Too bad the movie got postponed. So hyped for the release!

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MotherBurt
Aug 01, 2019

This book is totally awesome!!!!! Read the whole series! Can't wait for the movie, though I can't believe they're making Julius Root a girl. Horrible!!!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 24, 2019

The book Artemis Fowl by: Eoin(pronounced Owen) Colfer, follows the main character- Artemis Fowl, who is a child prodigy, and discovers the existence of magic and fairies. No, really. That’s what happens. He also kidnaps and ransoms one. I’m not lying. The entire premise of the book seems ridiculous when you explain it the way I do, but it is the only book that I’ve read so far that even tries to take such a ridiculous type of a plot, however, it’s done very well. The book does not sacrifice characters for plot, as the characters themselves are very interesting, each of them having their own unique personalities and quirks, and the book itself works well as both a standalone novel and the first book in the series. The book did seem fairly fast paced, but easily kept up with the pace, introducing more and more characters and ideas into the book, keeping the fast pace of the book going, and the overarching conflict interesting. Overall, the book is very interesting, with a seemingly ridiculous but interesting concept, and fast paced. The characters keep up with the plot, keeping the book well balanced. The main downside to the book is that by the time you reach the end, you wish it was still going. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys fantasy or science fiction. 4/5. @Xeno of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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TaylorLMoody
Jul 16, 2019

The story didn't feel as solid this time around for Artemis. I really enjoy the crazy places the stories can go, but this one felt dragged out and the conclusion wasn't as satisfying as the prior books. There was also several typos throughout the book so lazy editing editor. All in all the book felt like the time paradox mentioned in the story, unnecessary and should have been avoided in the first place. I will be reading the next one with hope of improvement!!

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Gcatflann
May 18, 2019

I really enjoyed reading the first book and immediately went out to get the rest of the series from the library. The seventh book, called the Atlantis Complex, is by far my favorite. This series has made my top ten favorite book series list, I recommend it to all bookworms looking for a good time. Other series I would recommend are Keeper of the Lost Cities and Adventurers Wanted.

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midori_hon
Apr 26, 2019

a fun book for oldish children (middle school?) and adults alike. adventure, high tech, fairies...with a tinge of melancholy (arch villains are not beget from happy childhoods spent with warm and loving families)

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orange_tiger_2383
Apr 22, 2019

I did not like this book. I don't recommend it, but you may think differently...


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