07 July 2013

Artemis Fowl

Author: Eoin Colfer
Series: Artemis Fowl #1
Rating: 4 /5 stars
Verdict: Buy

Ahh, now I remember why I loved this series so much growing up (and why I still do).  It's a roller coaster of a ride straight out of the gate, and sets up a wonderful world full of vibrant characters for the rest of the series to come.

In the first installment of the Artemis Fowl series, young Artemis gets his hands on a copy of the Book, which holds the secrets to the magic of the fae kind.  With this book at his disposal, he develops a plan to steal a buttload of gold from the fairy folks, by holding Holly hostage.

Since I have read almost the entire series before, it is always fun rereading the first installment because of how different the characters start off.  Regardless of the changes they make over times to come, and the adventures that await them further down the road, this book is still a YA classic in my eyes, and is a great stand alone story too, if you don't want to invest in the entire series.  Although, I can't imagine getting through this book without being completely hooked.  After all, who doesn't love:

A twelve-year-old criminal mastermind?

A kick butt Butler?

Holly?

Foaly, the smartest centaur in the world?

A dwarf like Mulch, who expels dirt in explosions from his rear end, and can find a way to weasel his way out of trouble?

And every one else that makes this series such a lovable collection.

Now, on to the next one!

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