Book Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Title: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)
Author: Eoin Colfer
Pages: 396
Publisher: Disney Press
ISBN: 0786817879

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.


I have read the whole Artemis Fowl series last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it and became an immediate fan. After a year, re-reading it resurfaced the exact emotions I felt last year. A mix of awe, joy and excitement. I only have one word for this book and the series as a whole – brilliant! But let’s talk about the first book shall we?

Artemis Fowl is the first installment in the series created Eoin Colfer. Artemis Fowl is a teen genius and a cunning criminal/mastermind. He is accompanied by his trusted friend/bodyguard, Butler, in their adventures towards crime and inter-mingling with the People.

Although the concept wasn’t new, Colfer created an amazing world for his reader to indulge in addition to characters who are entertaining and enjoyable to read. There were no irritating moments, no out of place element, nothing. Everything mishmashed together perfectly which made the experience reading the story as fun as it should be. This is not only a story for young readers to enjoy but also by older audiences. This is one of my favorite series and I’ll be looking forward to re-reading the series again. 🙂


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