The Artemis Fowl series is one that I’ve been vaguely aware of for a while. It was described to me as funny and weird—basically the two things that usually guarantee that I will enjoy a book. So when my mom picked this up for me, assuming that this is the type of book I would enjoy, I figured that now was a good a time as any to get into another series.
Twelve-year-old genius Artemis Fowl II is the youngest in a long line of Irish criminals. Since his father’s disappearance and his mother’s descent into insanity, he has taken over the family business and is determine to return the family fortune to its former glory. To achieve this end, he has devised a scheme that involves kidnapping a fairy for their fabled gold. He quickly comes across Captain Holly Short, a member of LEPrecon and magically depleted, and holds her for ransom with the assistance of his servant and bodyguard, Butler. The fairies are shocked that this kid discovered their secrets but don’t feel that he is really a threat—he’s just a human after all.
I really enjoyed this book, even though I normally can’t stand little shits like Artemis. It was funny and created an intriguing fairy world. There really isn’t much more that I can say—I liked it and look forward to reading the rest of the series.