Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident

November 29, 2007

By Eoin Colfer
Reviewed by Samantha Darpino
5 out of 5 stars

Artemis Fowl, “a teenage criminal mastermind,” concocts ingenious plans that take him and his fairy friend or foe; Captain Holly Short on an adventure of a life time. Artemis’ father, also a man of crime, has been missing for two years and may or may not be alive. Until recently there was no evidence to support either theory, but when an unexpected video e-mail arrives for Artemis, he is given a slight hope, although he shows no signs of excitement. Meanwhile underground trouble is unfolding right under Holly’s units nose causing great confusion, and frustration. All this new information could take the unusual group on a journey that could prove life threatening for them all. Ultimately pulling Artemis and Holly’s relationship closer than ever before teamwork and fairy technology could make the whole feat possible.

The latching book holds you until the very last page leaving you ready and wanting to read the next book in the series. The exquisite vocabulary and way of writing makes it flow smoothly. Colfer, a native of Ireland, brings the book alive before your eyes as if it were a movie instead of a book. I experienced it as in real life. His writing style is that similar to J.K. Rowling, or Roald Dahl. He intertwines bad moments with humorous ones to always keep the book positive. The book is fantastic and deserves to be a best seller.

The second in a five book series, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, is an on edge thriller. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading fantasy, or J.K. Rowling’s books. Teens between the ages of 12-15 would most likely enjoy it also. I would recommend that if you are considering reading this, read the first book entitled, Artemis Fowl. It would allow the reader to connect with the book and understand events that are discussed in this book from the previous one. The book is a long 277 pages but, it hardly seems that as you are reading. Take the journey with Artemis and Holly as they travel into the unknown.

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