Monday, August 16, 2010

Artemis Fowl: the Atlantis Complex- Review

I'm a great lover of Eoin Colfers Artemis Fowl series, it's smart, funny and very James Bond with Fairies.  For me the Series ranks up with Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Fablehaven and The Sisters Grimm as some of the best stuff available to Middle School Readers and older (come on now, this stuff is way too good to not read just because you're not 9-12 anymore! You read Harry Potter didn't you??!).  Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex no exception, and in just a few days I had ripped my way through it.

Artemis has decided, once and for all, to change his path to saving the world.  Unfortunately, the new bad guy in town has other plans for him, Holly and the usual Gang.  Throw in Artemis's downfall to the Atlantis Complex, bringing out his sappy other side Orion, and things are about to get seriously complicated and seriously funny.

Bursting with all your favorite characters, lots of action, witty word play and a great story, Eoin Colfer has once again made Artemis Fowl a series fit to compete with the best of today's middle school fiction.  My only complaint about this series is the various spin offs it's currently getting from Disney Hyperion.  I'm not a fan of the Graphic novel stuff (it's really not how I picture the characters at all), and what is this business about a song?? Really? A song? Why do I need a song for the release of a book? What happened to a good old fashioned author tour??

Other than that Eoin has hit the perfect pitch for the seventh time, and Artemis Fowl continues to be one of my favorite series's out there.  If you haven't read it make sure you pick it up, trust me... you'll love it!

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, By Eoin Colfer
Published by Hyperion, August 2010


  1. Is Opal important?

  2. nope not to this one, though Colfer has mentioned in interviews that we haven't seen the last of her.

  3. this last book didnt live up to the previous AF books at all :/ it was, may i say, dull and longwinded in a way. Didn't enjoy it, despite being a huge artemis fowl fan

  4. Too bad you didn't enjoy it! I thought it was as great as always.