SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS.COM:
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 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.
I've been meaning to read the Artemis Fowl books for some time now but I've been putting them off because I still had plenty of books to read. However, when I saw that NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion were releasing special editions of the book, I immediately took the opportunity to get started on the series.
Artemis Fowl is the story of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl's attempt to divest the fairies of gold.
I enjoyed this book a lot. Artemis is a charming and interesting anti-hero and I was rooting for him the entire time. He's a clever kid and I liked how he was able to come up with such amazing ideas and deductions ala Sherlock Holmes.
Part of the reason I was cheering Artemis on was because I couldn't stand Holly Short. There was just something about her that rubbed me the wrong way. I did like the Root and Foaly, though. They were funny and not caricature-ish at all.
Thanks to NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for the e-copy.
- Artemis is clever but lovable.
- The plot is interesting.
- The world-building is incredible.
- Some characters can get annoying.
He cast his eyes upward, along the stairs. It had been too much to hope for that he could trust the fairy.
READ IT IF:
- You like clever anti-heroes.
- You like new takes on old mythologies or folklore.
- You like thrillers.