I actually didn’t intend to read another of these so quickly, but I happened across it while looking for another book and figured it was a sign. It’s probably for the best that I picked this up instead of the one that I was looking for; I needed something light and funny to read.
The second in the Artemis Fowl series picks up a year after the events of the first book. Since his mother’s recovery, Artemis has been forced to attend school and stop running a criminal empire. He is still searching for his father even though everyone else presumes him dead. When he finally receives word that his father is alive in the form of a ransom video from the Russian mob, Artemis and Butler begin hatching a rescue plan. Unfortunately, Artemis has been accused of interfering with the fairies again, and has been detained by the LEPrecons until he proves his innocence.
This installment was just as much fun as the first one. Artemis is still a bit of a shit, but he has lightened up in the past year, he might eventually develop a conscience. The books action is fast-paced and funny, I’m really going to make an effort to get the others and finish the series.