Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review: The Last Guardian (sneak peek) by Eoin Colfer


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS.COM:

Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don’t seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died—a battle against Artemis—is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?
New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series.

MY TAKE:

The sneak peek I received is only a few chapters long, but from what I've read, this looks like a very promising read.

In The Last Guardian, Opal Koboi has come up with an ingenious plan that could end up destroying the fairy realm. It's up to Artemis to find a way to stop what Opal has started.

The chapters I read are about the first phase of Opal's plans. The groundwork for the rest of the book has been laid out as well. There are two story lines that seem to come together to make the story work. This is more like the Artemis Fowl books that we know. The plot seems to be interesting, well-thought-out and makes use of different interesting theories. It combines the best elements of the different books in the series.
Artemis and the rest of the characters are as sharp and witty as ever, and the humor is still present in the story.

Thanks to NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Last Guardian is on July 10, 2012.

THE GOOD:
  1. The story lines seem interesting.
  2. Artemis and his friends are at their best.
  3. There are plenty of surprises.

THE BAD:
  1. I only got a sneak peek.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
No more counting words. No more irrational fear of the number four. No more paranoia and delusions. Thank goodness for that.
READ IT IF:
  1. You're excited to read the latest Artemis Fowl book.
  2. You miss the old Artemis books.
  3. You like books that have plenty of plot twists.

RATING:
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