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Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) by Eoin Colfer

Title: Artemis Fowl
Author: Eoin Colfer
Reading level: Ages 10 and up
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Miramax
Publication Date: April 2, 2003
ISBN-10: 0786817879
Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Summary: 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.

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My Views: Since I had heard so many people rave about this series, when I saw it on NetGalley, I thought it was worth a try.

It took me some time to get into the book and then some more to understand what was going on.

The writing style is a bit unfamiliar and also there is a plethora of things one should know. Since I don’t read much paranormal, I’m ignorant of most things that a fairy and otherworldly creatures can do. This made for a difficult reading time for me.

The best part of the book is towards the end when there is much action and less thinking involved. I enjoyed the various technological devices and tricks used by the characters and their clever thinking skills. This makes a keeps-you-on-your-toes kind of thriller because it wants you to concentrate, remember and think. I do like doing that sometimes but too much of it felt like a burden and not enjoyment.

I’m not sure if I will pick up the next book in the series but we’ll see.

3/5 stars – I liked it.



Often seen with a nose buried in a book, you might spy me at a library while 500 unread books adorn my shelf. At other times, I'm busy travelling solo, eating out or looking for my new escapades. You will always find me doing too much all at once.

4 thoughts on “Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) by Eoin Colfer

  1. I’m old and I love this series, and am just waiting on the last book to hit paperback to be up todate on all of them (I’m 47 LOL) I don’t know why I like YA books so much, but I really would recommend this series to young adults


    1. That’s so great, Bina. You are young at heart and that’s what really matters. I think I will give the next one a try now, since I am clear on the basics for the most part.


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