Back of the Book:
Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.
From Entertainment Weekly:
The world Colfer creates is vivid and fantastical as any shire, gotham, or galaxy far, far away in recent memory.
Format Read: ebook
The very worst thing about this book is the school Artemis is sent to. It ust bugs me, for some reason. At any school I’ve ever attended, if you see the school counselor, you can’t simply call them idiots, walk out, and then fake a call from mom to get you off the hook. Any school school counselor I’ve ever known would be calling every few days making sure everything was all hunky-dory even when mom says “don’t call.” Especially for the kids they don’t like so that they can’t be accused of playing favorites.
The very best thing about this book is that Colfer never takes the easy way out with character redemption. There is no “Artemis thought about his actions, realized the fairies were right, and decided to change.” Artemis is still a bad little genius who is starting to change, but is taking his own sweet time about it because he certainly loves his crime. :-D