Sunday, February 12, 2012

Artemis Fowl and The Opal Deception Book Review

Date: February 12th, 2012

Title: Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Author: Eoin Colfer

Genre: Fantasy


This book begins with a pixie named Opal Koboi who is locked up in a asylum faking a coma. She puts a brain dead clone in her place to fool the employees. The clone is brain dead, but can take pictures with it's eyes. Opal plots revenge on the rest of her nemesis, Foaly, Holly Short, and Julius Root. Meanwhile, Artemis Fowl and his bodyguard Butler, are on a class trip to London with Artemis's class, and Artemis and Butler try to rob a painting stored in a bank because Artemis wants to be the youngest criminal to steal a legendary painting called The Fairy Thief.

Main Characters

The main characters in this book are:

Artemis Fowl: A fourteen-year-old genius who talks like a grown-up and makes other grown-ups nervous. At the time, he misses his mother and his father, but acts tough anyway. He is the anti-hero.

Butler: The Eurasian bodyguard and best friend of Artemis Fowl. Butler is gigantic, dangerous, and loaded with weapons. Butler has a little sister named Juliet, who attends the same academy as he did.

Holly Short: A sarcastic elf and the granddaughter of Cupid. Holly is eighty years old. She is the first and only female elf in the LEPrecon.

Foaly: A smart centaur who loves to annoy the Commander. Foaly loves to brag and make sure everybody knows he is the smartest creature in Haven City. He is a comic relief character, and a serious rival to Opal Koboi, considering they were both geniuses in college.

Julius Root: The commander of the LEPrecon. He turns red or purple when angry and loves to chew on cigars. He likes to shut Foaly up and he gets angry at Holly repeatably.

Opal Koboi: The main antagonist. Opal Koboi is described as an insane, power-mad, pixie. Her goal is to damage Foaly, Holly Short, and Julius Root. She has two pixie henchmen, Mervall and Descant Brill, two fairly famous twins, know as the Brill Brothers.

What Happens In The Story

Opal Koboi, a smart but crazy pixie wants to try again with her recent failure for world domination. With the Brill Brother's help, she escapes her asylum cell and tries to harm Julius Root and Holly Short. But Artemis Fowl , Opal's main nemesis, gathers his only friends, and together they must stop Opal Koboi before the world becomes hers!

I can't go any further. If I do, I'd give away some exciting details, and the book would be wasted. Sorry.


This book was very well written, but some of the content would bore younger kids. Because of the big words and situations only older kids can understand. 

I like how on each page, running along the bottom was a code. Some stuff is kind of disturbing,A but overall, this book would probably satisfy kids 9 and up.

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