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.