Reading Update: The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl #3)

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Eternity Code is the 3rd book in the Artemis Fowl series, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. In fact, I think I enjoyed this one more than the two previous ones, although that might be because I was already familiar with most of the characters, so it was a bit like finding old friends. It makes me wonder, actually, if someone who hasn’t read the previous books would like it as much.

I also have to say that I really liked seeing Artemis become more human(e). I hope that continues in the later books.

Book Source: Bought ages ago as part of a boxed set of the first three Artemis Fowl books.

Reading Notes: The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl #2)

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2)Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t find this one as absorbing as the first book in the series, but I really enjoyed it as I got further in. I liked seeing Artemis change and become… well, more human.

Book Source: Bought ages ago as part of a boxed set of the first three Artemis Fowl books.

Book Review: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the second time I read this book, and while it was a bit better the first time around, the story still held up well. I like how much of the book is told from the perspective of Artemis Fowl, how is a remarkably sympathetic “villian.” There’s an interesting mix of magic and technology in this book, and one of my favorite moments is when Root (one of the fairies) complains about how science was taking the magic out of things.

Likewise, I appreciated how the author recognized that profanity exists, but still managed not to include any in the book. (There are, however, plenty of fart jokes.) There were a few points where things seemed just a little bit too lucky or providential, and the ending felt a little bit too saccharine. Overall, I’d say this is probably a good book for kids, and a pretty amusing read for those who are still kids at heart.

Book Source: Bought ages ago as part of a boxed set of the first three Artemis Fowl books.