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My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
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Last week I did a review of books 1-4 in the Artemis Fowl series. Admittedly it was a lot more about the characters in the books that what had actually happened but all of that was in preparation for this week.
My review of book #5 in the Artemis Fowl series.
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Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony
Ten millennia ago, the fairy people were defeated in a great battle with mankind, forcing them to move underground. Only the 8th family of fairies remained undefeated: the demons. But now one demon has discovered the secrets of the fairy world, and if humans get hold of this information, the fairies are in big trouble.
In this book Artemis Fowl has finally decided to do something good for other people and is starting with the fairy people. I’m still not convinced he know what it means to do that, but the boy is trying.
He is also going through puberty, which especially for an adult reading it is so funny. I don’t know how a child would interpret those parts of the book, but for me it was hilarious. It was like watching a great animated film. A child and an adult laugh at the same moments, but not for different reasons.
In this book he put in against a few rivals, one of which is human and for the first time Artemis’ equal. I don’t think we’ve ever met a human character who is his equal. And Artemis doesn’t quite know how to deal with her to begin with.
Holly, now no longer a LEP officer and a private investigator, is missing her back up and tools that she had at the LEP and partnered with Mulch Diggums and in regular contact with Artemis. Still she never expects to be going on a mission with Artemis again … and that is exactly where she ends up.
Part of the Artemis Fowl stories are predictable. Either the world, or Artemis, is in trouble and together with Holly, Butler and Mulch the world is saved. But it’s how that comes about that makes it interesting for me. The addition of demons and imps makes the story even more interesting. I think that No. 1 may be my new favourite character, though it is hard to push Mulch off that top spot. I hope that we see more of him.
Highly recommend this to adults and children a like. It will be a family favourite.