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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Book Review: Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

Summary: After disappearing for three years, Artemis Fowl has returned to a life different from the one he left. Now he's a big brother, and spends his days teaching his twin siblings the important things in life, such as how to properly summon a waiter at a French restaurant.
  But when Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy. 
 Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to save the lemur and bring it back to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher, who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short. 
  The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all.and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age ten.

Thoughts: This book introduces a few new aspects that I assume will become major plot points but overall it was a bit like Eoin Colfer decided to write a side story. It carries a much lighter tone than the last book and has a less intricate plot than the rest of the series. This isn't o say it was bad, far from it! This was one of the funniest books and watching Artemis being pitted against Artemis...well, suffice to say you learn to appreciate what you've got. The plot was simple for the series but no less fun and interesting if only to watch Artemis fail (both in turns) and triumph again. 
 Character development was good. There was a final revelation...and then a crushing turn, and then...well, you'll just have to read it. It was great and Holly and Artemis remain my favorite duo. 
 The writing was really well handled in this one, weaving a witty and quick paced story into a hilarious battle of wits. 

Content: Crude humor mostly. A little violence but less than previous books. Magic (obviously). All in all, another great addition to this fantastic series!

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