With Artemis’s memories restored, Holly Short no longer a member of the LEP, and Mulch Diggums partnering with Holly to start a private investigation service, how can the Artemis Fowl series get any better? Well, by throwing in the mysterious race of the People – demons – of course!
I’ll admit that the Artemis Fowl series hasn’t really made me laugh before; shake my head in disappointment and shame, sure. Smirk at the sarcasm, definitely. Groan in protest, obviously. But never laughter…until this book. There’s something about a boy genius experiencing puberty (“I will find a way to beat it!” Artemis said. ) that’s just gut-wrenching hilarious. Especially when you throw in the fact that his ‘adversary’ for this book is a twelve-year-old French girl named Minerva. Who he instantly grows an attraction to, because of course, she’s a genius too!
Anyway, yeah. Minerva is the female and younger version of Artemis – but think Artemis from the first book – only instead of being after faeries and gold, she’s after demons and a Nobel Peace Prize. Holly, Artemis, Butler, Mulch and Foaly team up to retrieve the demon she has captured and rescue his planet whose time spell is unraveling or else the People are in serious danger of being exposed.
Speaking of demons, let’s talk about the character of No1 shall we? Personally, I loved him, especially while he was in Minerva’s possession and started to speak English. I was really rooting for him throughout the whole book.
The ending though! The ending killed me. Like, what do you mean Artemis and Holly have been gone for three years?! And Artemis is an older brother?! What?!
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The Lost Colony was good, but I didn’t care for the ending. The specifics of the saving of the demon island kind of confused me a little, especially with the whole time loop thing.
Bookshelf worthy? Still undecided, if anything guys just borrow them from your library.