Genre: Faeries

The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer

The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer

Book five of the Artemis Fowl series takes a little bit of a departure from the rest of the series.  Whereas the previous four books have involved saving Haven city, or performing a heist on Artemis’s behest, this time both Holly and Artemis are working for a greater cause. We are introduced to a whole new group of faeries, who are caught in a time spell that is unraveling. When I read this series when I was younger, I didn’t care for The Lost Colony.  I like the heists and the intricate world of the faerie underground, and a lot of […]

Posted December 3, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

I still love this book. When I read the Artemis Fowl series as a kid, The Opal Deception stood out as my favorite.  I just LOVE Opal as a villain.  She’s cheesy and incompetent and overstuffed and I love it.  In many ways, she reminds me of Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove – filled with evil plots and intentions, but surrounded by unhelpful minions and plans that exceed her abilities.  Basically, someone who is too smart for her own good and makes a mess of things. The Opal Deception excels in other ways for me – for one, we get a partnership between Butler […]

Posted November 7, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

The last time I read The Eternity Code, I was a sophomore in high school.  All I remembered about this novel was the very beginning – Artemis and Butler meeting an investor.  So, of course, what happened two chapters later was a complete surprise. The Eternity Code gets us back to the con.  Artemis shines the most when he’s plotting something, and in this novel, there’s a lot at stake.  In return for the LEP’s assistance in retrieving a sensitive piece of (faerie) technology, Artemis agrees to a complete mind wipe. Yes, loves, that means this is the end of the […]

Posted October 17, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer

The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer

The Arctic Incident is my least favorite of the Artemis Fowl books.  It has its merits.  This novel builds a relationship between Artemis and the fae, and it strengthens Artemis’ family.  That said, I find it more boring than the other books? I know, right?  Give me a long lost father and a goblin rebellion, and I’m still not pleased.  I’m a tough nut to crack sometimes.  When reading a long series, it’s really easy to compare books.  The Opal Deception?  Hands down, my favorite.  The Arctic Incident?  Not loving it.  And I don’t have great reasons – I just have trouble […]

Posted September 27, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

I am hopelessly enamored by my childhood favorites. From The Immortals to Harry Potter to His Dark Materials, the books I read in middle school and high school still remain my sentimental favorites.  I read them over and again, and mostly just applaud myself for my excellent taste. Artemis Fowl is, undoubtedly, my favorite teen boy hero.  And yes, that means I like him better than both Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.  I like both their books fine, but Artemis himself takes the cake.  He’s a genius, inventive, confident, and captured an elf.  Sure – Harry and Percy fought gods and supervillain […]

Posted September 6, 2018 in Reviews // 9 Comments //
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

This actually has nothing to do with the book itself, but as I was typing up the summary, I realized that Kiersten White spells it “faeries” and not “fairies” which makes me incredibly happy, as I’ve always done the same. … Ahem. On to the review. My approach to Paranormalcy, as a reader, has been different than any other book I have ever read. I bought it because I accidentally stumbled on to Kiersten White’s blog and was immediately charmed by her vivacity and quirky sense of humor. I bought her book because I respected her as a person and […]

Posted June 15, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //