Sunday, January 17, 2016

Teen review: Scary Fairies

by Eoin Colfer
277 pages
Fantasy/science fiction, part of a series

Reviewed by George S., grade 8

In the fantasy series Artemis Fowl, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind attempts to extort a large ransom of gold for kidnapping a fairy. The fairies, however, have much more developed technology then humans. While he keeps the fairy hostage, reinforcements come to save the fairy in a battle between man, myths, and wits.

The cover of this book made Artemis look like he was 20, but he’s not even a teenager! That was the only issue I had. The cover matched the book pretty well on most of Artemis’s described appearance. I really enjoyed the mixture of fantasy and sci-fi, it proved to work quite well. Fairies with nuclear powered weapons? Awesome!

I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars because of the jaw-dropping artillery used, as well as the extraordinary intelligence of Artemis. The series turned out to be fun to read. Although it might have been a little tedious to go through the entire series, it was definitely worth it.

Editor's note: The cover above is the original; I'm assuming George is referring to one of these below, but I'm not sure which one it is. But on both of them, he definitely looks older than 12!


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