Thursday, April 1, 2010

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1): Review

Good day to everyone! This is my first review in my first blog site written in the first day of April! Happy April Fools everyone!

To begin this blog, I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite books out there--Artemis Fowl.

Here is the synopsis:

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; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them…but then they stop playing by the rules.
Off to the review.

Written by the famed author Eoin Colfer (How do you pronounce his name?), Artemis Fowl is the first of a series of books that follow the adventures of the young genius-slash-criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II.

Artemis Fowl book tells an adventure that is filled with humour, action, fairies. Yes, fairies and action can be mixed and this is well executed in Colfer's world of Artemis Fowl.

Colfer masterfully created a world underground dwelt by the fairykind and lets the readers dive into it and into the society the fairies live in.

He made and introduced lovable characters in the story such as Holly Short (the fairy captain), Butler (Artemis', well, butler), and Artemis himself (though some may find him evil in his own kind of way).

In the first Artemis Fowl book, we will see how can a twelve-year-old boy scheme against the fairy race just to get some of their gold~through kidnapping. And how will he be able to escape from the revenge his fairy friends have prepared for him.

Many say that Artemis Fowl is the next Harry Potter. I, like most of the YA book lovers I know, am a fan of Harry Potter but I beg to disagree to those people. ARTEMIS FOWL IS IN A DIFFERENT PLANE THAN HARRY. I think it is a bit unfair for the great Artemis to be in the shadow of our beloved Wizard boy. Please do not compare them. They are both great in their own fields.

Humour added to an action-packed adventure, the first book of the Artemis Fowl series will surely captivate the hearts of teenagers and adults that are young at heart.

Oh, and when you're reading Artemis Fowl, better look out for the reveal. As Artemis is a genius, he plots the most awesome plans that would certainly make you go WOAH. And as he reveals his plots, it will be too late for you to stop being amazed by his young great mind. This, and more, makes the Artemis Fowl series worth reading.
More to come from Artemis Fowl!

Writing - 4 STARS
Story - 4 STARS
Overall - 4 STARS


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