Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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I had seen the title Artemis Fowl in passing for some time, but I'd never really thought about picking it up. It always seemed to be on those tables in bookstores called "If you liked Harry Potter, read this!" It took me a long time to finally get on the Harry Potter train, so it only follows to suit that I didn't read Artemis Fowl until ten years after it was first published.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl's father has been missing for some time and his mother is practically certifiable over it. So it's fallen upon the younger Fowl's shoulders to make some money for the family. How's he going to do that? Well, obviously he's just got to steal a magical fairy book of secrets, translate it into English, and use it to figure out a way to steal some fairy gold to keep for himself. Duh. So, accompanied by his loyal butler, Butler, and his sister Juliet, he sets out to do just that.
Some of my immediate thoughts after finishing this delightful YA novel: Now here's a fairy book done right! Finally, a YA without a love triangle! It was definitely a refreshing YA read. It had fairies, but wasn't dystopian, nor did the fairies and other magical-like creatures have strange characteristic (like blossoms growing out of their backs, haha!). The plot was unique and settings were great. I'm looking forward to continuing on with this series.