Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when hTwelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories—they're dangerous!
Pro's/Con's You can look for as long as you want here but I'm not going to give any negative points for this book so read on and look at all the awesome positive points that I have for this book. Beginning with: writing style. I enjoyed this very, very much. Colfer writes it down in a very nice and interesting way that keeps you turning pages over and over and over until you notice that you have to sleep/eat/work/get out of the train. One aspect that I especially enjoyed is that you get to read the story from different points of view, human and fairy. This gives you a very interesting view inside the mind, life and traditions of both sides. The story itself is original and a lot of fun. It is filled with tension, humor and unforeseen changes in the plot. Some things that I especially liked are for instance the way that the fairies combine technology with magic, the way that Colfer has made his own version of the fairies and other creatures, the humor of the characters (very sarcastic or smart in Artemis' case), the relationship between some characters and the solutions and (evil)plans that Artemis makes up. Last positive thing that I want to say about this book is characters. They are all very different, a lot of fun, interesting and useful for the plot. After reading this book I crave to read more about them, you get to know them a little bit in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. And one thing that I noticed is that even though you would say that Artemis is the main character it sometimes feels more like he is a side one. Holly, Rood and Butler are all so much in this book too that I think that it would be better to say that all of them are main characters than to just say that it is only Artemis.
Recommend it? Yes I recommend this book! I have read a lot of reviews where people are comparing it with Harry Potter but personally I don't think that you should compare them. You can't compare each and every children's book that has magic and fairies and stuff in them with Harry Potter just like you can't compare each and every dystopian book with The Hunger Games. I enjoyed this book a lot because of its fun characters, awesome story and great writing style. Don't even think that you could be to old to read this, I'm 21 right now and I enjoyed it a lot!...more
I had heard from some people that when you start reading this book you are kind of against Prince Jorg but that at the end you are actually rooting foI had heard from some people that when you start reading this book you are kind of against Prince Jorg but that at the end you are actually rooting for him. This grabbed my attention right away and when I started reading this book I indeed did not like Jorg all the much. He is rude and mean and acts more like the antagonist then the protagonist. Yet somewhere in this book I started to care for him and his brothers. I cared about what would happen to him, if he would live or die and if he would succeed in his goal. I can't really tell you why because throughout this whole book he acts as the antagonist, there isn't that much kindness in him even though he has his reasons. What I do like a lot about him is his smartness, he knows how people think and he makes good use of this. The reason why I didn't gave it 5 stars is because it sometimes felt as if the story didn't go any direction which could annoy me from time to time but overall I really enjoyed this read!...more
When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boWhen shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands. An ancient curse means Lucas and Helen are destined to loathe one another. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next...
Pro's/Con's: I have read some very negative reviews about this book before I even touched it but after reading this I just can't stop asking the ones who wrote those: what do you mean?! Because I absolutely loved this book, it is just amazing! The concept is awesome. I love the Greek mythology and this book uses it in a very interesting way. It not only uses gods and demigods but also the Trojan war and Atlantis. It has so many interesting points and every page that I turned I found out something new and interesting and that just made me totally fall in love with this book. The plot is also a very nice and interesting point in this book. The whole idea of Helen wanting to kill Lucas from the moment she saw him is really interesting and I think that it is a very original start for their relationship and the relationship between all the other characters (especially the one between the rest of the Delos family and Helen). A truly amazing plot that sometimes was a bit obvious (but without it being annoying) but also with a lot of surprises. I just totally loved the plot! And the characters, I loved the characters. They were funny, strong, smart, angry, scared, hurt and so much more and I believed in all of them! Angelini just has a way of writing it all down that makes you believe it instantly. It made me so happy to see such characters and I loved so many of them. The whole Delos family, Helen and her dad and of course Matt and Gig/Claire. They felt real to me and I can't wait to meet them all in book 2.
Recommend it? Yes, I recommend this book to you! It's amazing! Angelini has written it down so great that you just want to read more and more and more and more and then suddenly you have finished the book! The plot, myth and characters are all worked out in such an amazing way you will love it....more
After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone'sAfter a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head - wiedling a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is - or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Pro's/Con's I got this one as a present from a friend of mine. We saw it lying around at a shop and she said that the book was awesome and that I had to read it. I thought ''heck why not'' and then she bought if for me as a present. I started with it, expecting something simple and kind of a ''been there, read that, got the book on my shelf'' type of book but it actually surprised me. The story might not be the type that you will never forget or that you will never read in another book but it was interesting. When was reading it and I looked up it was three hours later and my dad was mad because I didn't came downstairs for dinner. That's the type of story that it is, you start reading it and you can't get out of it until someone either tickles you or until you have finished the book. The story grabs you right away and the characters are very interesting. The reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I didn't really see the growing relationship between Ever and Damen and Ever was a bit of a pain in the ass sometimes. I would think that she would have been a lot nicer to Riley after everything that happened! Because of that I sometimes had a bit of a hard time to feel compassion for Ever.
Recommend it? I guess that I do, as long as you don't expect fireworks this book won't let you down. The book is fine, it grabs your attention but it has some lesser points for me, like Ever, which is sad because she is the main character. Pick it up on one of your free days and I think that you will be entertained for a couple of hours. ...more
After hearing about this series for years (yes Melisa, I'm looking at you...) I finally picked the first book up. If you are looking for a light and eAfter hearing about this series for years (yes Melisa, I'm looking at you...) I finally picked the first book up. If you are looking for a light and easy vampire book this is definitely your book. I love the idea of a finishing school for vampires and also the goddess Nyx part! Watch my full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7phyQ......more
This is probably one of the first times I think the movie is better then the book. I love the movie, it's fun to watch and has a great story. Now theThis is probably one of the first times I think the movie is better then the book. I love the movie, it's fun to watch and has a great story. Now the book also has a great story but there are a lot of moment where I think ''naaaaah, again?!''. I lost count of how many times Andrea gets out of the office to get Miranda coffee/food/magazines/something else and she blabbers about how annoying it is and when she comes back Miranda isn't pleased with what she has done. If those moments would have been cut down, the book would have been better because if I look beside those (awful lot) moments the story is fun and interesting....more
Wow, just wow guys! This was such a amazing read! I basically loved everything from tge beginning till the end! Watch my full review here: https://www.Wow, just wow guys! This was such a amazing read! I basically loved everything from tge beginning till the end! Watch my full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUFNv......more
I kinda gave up the Hitchhikers series, I didn't enjoy the first book or the second book but since I had bought them all already I did wanted to finisI kinda gave up the Hitchhikers series, I didn't enjoy the first book or the second book but since I had bought them all already I did wanted to finish it anyway. And while the first few pages of this one bored me too it soon became better and better and this surprised me. I actually enjoyed this Hitchhikes book! The story was fun and exciting and the characters seemed to make some sense actually! I'm very happy that it finally seems to be getting more interesting, maybe this isn't a total waste of money after all. I'm going to start the next volume of Hitchhikers as soon as I can and see if it can keep up with this book or maybe that it is even better then this one (or so I hope)....more
Got this book free in my Dutch Class and it was kinda interesting. The story is (like the title says) about two woman who start a relationship, breakGot this book free in my Dutch Class and it was kinda interesting. The story is (like the title says) about two woman who start a relationship, break up, meet again and everything else that happens with them during that time and before. While one of the females tells you a lot about what happened the other stays more on the background while I kinda want to know more about her but I guess that it is what it is. Overall a nice little book, nothing special or super good, just nice....more
I found the whole Mist and Stone concept very interesting to read about. It made things unsure and changeable (which it is always of course otherwiseI found the whole Mist and Stone concept very interesting to read about. It made things unsure and changeable (which it is always of course otherwise Phoebe's powers would be useless) and I liked the Innocent kid a lot. It was exciting to read and I'm very glad with the ending, on to the next one!...more
I hate this book. Even now, 10 years after reading it for the first time I hate it. This is probably my most hated children book ever. It made no sensI hate this book. Even now, 10 years after reading it for the first time I hate it. This is probably my most hated children book ever. It made no sense, none at all. I didn't understood a thing about it and I think of it as a waste of time reading it....more
I did not like this book, at all! It was just weird, not creepy or exciting or anything. And just really no fun at all to read. Probably one of my leaI did not like this book, at all! It was just weird, not creepy or exciting or anything. And just really no fun at all to read. Probably one of my least favorite children books ever....more