Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer || Book Review

This book held a wonderful surprise in store and it was so much better than the movie adaptation (which is usually the case but not always). The adaptation was good but not that I know what changes were made, I definitely prefer the book to the movie.

I’ve watched the movie a few times, and I was glad to find that the local library has a few of the books available to read. Maybe I’ll even finish the series this year… Depending on how the series progresses, of course!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: Fantasy books

Originally published: 2001
Read: January 2023

Series: Artemis Fowl (Book 1)

Source: Library
Format: Physical

Pages: 280

Plot from GoodReads:

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant 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 they’re dangerous. Artemis thinks he’s got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules…


There were so many actions scenes to feel the adrenaline pumping and the adventure element was brought to life accordingly.

The one thing that went back and forth in my mind while reading is hot believable is Artemis and how much of all this could he possibly really do, considering his age and all? I’d say pretty believable because he has all the resources at his disposal, he was pretty much born and raised into a criminal family to pick up on the tricks and techniques and he does seem like a genius that’s equipped with good help, and is pretty despicable.

The one thing I didn’t like much was the fact that we got a lot of information about his mom, which was cool as we don’t get much about her from the movie, yet in the book, we know exactly in what state she is. On the other hand, the movie gave us a lot of information about his dad and the book gave us nothing. Now I guess it’s part of keeping us out of the loop and keep the juices of curiosity going as the series progresses. We know the dad is missing, but a little backstory about him and his life wouldn’t have hurt anyone.

Holly was a cool character and clearly was made out to be a bad-ass female character, and while she did come across as such, she isn’t one of my favourite female leads or someone I’m looking forward to really knowing more about.

However, Foaly and Mulch are definitely my favourite characters in the book and I want to know more of what happens to them specifically in the next book!

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.81 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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