“Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex” by Eoin Colfer

Friday, July 29, 2011 - Book Reading
“Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex” by Eoin Colfer

Back of the Book:

Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies — not humans — and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly’s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind — and the grips of a giant squid — in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

From Booklist:

In the seventh Artemis Fowl title, the 15-year-old mastermind focuses his ingenuity on global warming while struggling with a devastating illness. After Artemis invites four fairy friends to Iceland for a demonstration of his latest invention, the Ice Cube, it becomes clear that he is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests as obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and multiple personalities. If this weren’t enough to worry about, a spaceship crashes and disgorges amorphobots programmed to kill. Colfer keeps the action moving with laughs and gadgetry as he bounces between several plotlines that spotlight peripheral characters. A treat for series fans. Grades 5-8. –Lynn Rutan

Pages: 357

Published: 2010-08-03

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=4.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is Orion. He is annoying, and while I understand his existence for the purpose of the book, I wish he didn’t have to be so freaking flowery!

The very best thing about this book is Leonor and Turnball. I just like their little love story. It’s sweet. :-)


This book will be placed under the 42 Challenge 2011, the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge,and the iChallenges 2011.

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