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The Fowl Twins

(The Fowl Twins #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  4,263 ratings  ·  600 reviews
Criminal genius runs in the family...
Myles and Beckett are eleven-year-old twins, but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is fanatically neat, he has an IQ of 170, and he wears a fresh suit every day like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.

Perhaps you have heard of the Fowl family and their adventures?

Hardcover, 425 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Humixbooks Hi-hi! ^^

As an A.F fan who has read the whole series: No. Since this books is going to focus on his younger brothers you don't NEED to read it per say…more
Hi-hi! ^^

As an A.F fan who has read the whole series: No. Since this books is going to focus on his younger brothers you don't NEED to read it per say.
You may want to read it just to familiarise yourself with the magical creatures as well as the type of adventure/humour that's portrayed in the world Eoin's created (also because it's a great series obvs).

I'm guessing in this book it may reference to certain characters or event from the og series but it'd be like watching Jumanji 2017 without watching the 1995 version. You wont miss much and a lot of it gets explained in the new one (what's relevant/important anyway).

Hope that helps ~(less)

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Anyone who has ever read Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series will have a good idea what this new series is going to be like, it features Artemis's younger 11 year old fraternal twin brothers, Myles and Beckett. There is plenty of humour, adventures galore, dastardly villains, and the introduction of a new blue fairy, a pixel (pixie and elf hybrid) Lazuli Heitz, Lower Elements Police (LEP) specialist, ambitious, with no magic powers. Myles is a suit wearing, intellectual genius, scientist, fastidio ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a spin off of the popular Artemis Fowl series, featuring the younger twin brother’s of my childhood favourite morally grey mastermind. However, don’t let the idea that this is a ‘spin off’ put you off if you’ve never read any of the Artemis Fowl books. This is completely enjoyable without having read anything before it (although you’ll miss out on squealing at a few cameos).

This was everything I was expecting. Adventure, t
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
mr colfer, no pressure but please blow me away with my favorite twins

4.5 | Myles stopped counting aloud and opened his eyes. "How much do you trust me, Beck?"
Beckett smiled. "How big is the universe?" he asked.
Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen
content warnings: (view spoiler)

"Myles is the smarty-pants, but I [Beckett] am the smarty-fists."
"I do apologize for my brother's egregious mangling of the language, but he is, in essence, correct. I
think, and he does."

★ 3.5 stars ★

With the caveat that I am significantly older than the market audience, I found this is a quick, fun read and an enjoyable return to the world of Fowl
Look, I know I’m not the target audience for this book. But I’m the target audience for this book. Hear me out, this book is a spin-off, it’s relying on a basic familiarity with the Artemis Fowl world and it’s characters. I have been reading Artemis Fowl since it was first published which makes me, in a way, the exact person you want this book to appeal to because I’m the kind of person who last read all the books a year ago (at 30) and was still finding them clever and witty and well-rounded.

Jun 17, 2021 rated it liked it
After really loving the Artemis Fowl series, I couldn't help but be disappointed in this sequel series.

My main problem with sequel series is when they aren't independent enough from the original. Because then as a reader of both, I can't help but make comparisons and see all the ways in which it falls short to the original series. Myles felt like a discount Artemis who wasn't as good... Beckett a discount Butler (where was their Butler? Doesn't every Fowl have a Butler according to the original
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars

Hey, remember Artemis Fowls' baby twin brothers? They're back! With a series of their own. And it's… okay.
"Fowl and Fairy, Fairy and Fowl, as it is now and will ever be. Fowl and Fairy, Friends Forever"
The structure was weird. I don't know if it did that with the A.F. books but it would be like 'This happens. NOW LET'S PAUSE AS THEY FALL OFF A CLIFF TO SEVEN HOURS BEFORE HAND'. Chances are A.F. did to, but I enjoyed it more then. The audacity of times changing.

This book was se
Stephanie (Bookfever)
"Fowl and fairy, friends forever."

The Artemis Fowl series has always meant a lot to me and it has also always been my favorite series ever. So it's not surprising that The Fowl Twins was my highest anticipated book of the year. Ever since this book was announced I was beyond excited to get back to the magical world of Artemis Fowl. But of course there's always that tiny voice inside the back of your head thinking, what if this spin-off book is not as good as the original series or what if it
Jim C
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of a spin off series. The original series was the Artemis Fowl series that was aimed for younger children but was a pure delight for anyone who read them. In this one, we follow the adventures of Artemis' younger twin brothers Myles and Beckett.

I was a little hesitant about this new series as I was a fan of the original series. I was hesitant because I was nervous if a new series could stand on its own and I was quickly dispelled of that notion. I did think this one starte
Jan 12, 2022 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
Artemis Fowl holds a special place in my heart. I loved reading the original series, and I actually didn't finish it until I was a bit older, so when I found out there was a spin off series, I was very curious to check it out.

This technically COULD be read without the original series, but I wouldn't recommend it. I think it relies a bit too heavily on at least some knowledge of the original series. Plus, you'd miss out on references and cameos, etc.

That said though, I couldn't help but compare
Kitty G Books
Mar 10, 2022 rated it it was ok
Giving this a 2.5*s in the end. I absolutely loved the Artemis Fowl books when I was younger as he was a super-genius who was also a criminal. Very exciting to see a world of faeries and magic and see then through a criminal mastermind’s (who also is a kid) eyes. This is a spin-off series which follows Artemis’ brothers who are twins and each one has some similar traits to Artemis so together they make a good team.

The annoying thing here is I felt the characters to be lacking massively and the
Adah Udechukwu
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Fowl Twins was a fun read.
Leah (Jane Speare)
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Neutral four? 3.5? Fun but not like fantastic? :)

The notorious Fowl family is back, and now we get to hang out with Artemis's twin brothers, Myles and Beckett. Boy are these two kids a hoot! Kidnapped by a nefarious organization called ACRONYM and interrogated by a nun, the Fowl boys are generally having a bad day. As Eoin Colfer is known to do, there's plenty of humor and goofiness paired with realistically evil villains. There's some LEPrecon action in here too, but I can't give away too much.
The Book Chief
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Wanted to give 3.5 stars, and couldn’t
make myself round it up to 4. Hence, the 3-star rating.

I had a lot of expectations from this book, having LOVED the Artemis Fowl series. But while the story is amusing, it has none of the finesse and tightness of plot that the original series possessed. Too many things ‘just happen’ because of magic or superior fairy technology or timing or coincidence. In the AF books, too, there was magic and technology, but it had it’s own laws and rules which made it be
“How much do you trust me, Beck?” Beckett smiled. “How big is the universe?” he said.

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Artemis Fowl was easily one of my favourite series growing up. So when I found out there was going to be a sequel series, God knows how excited I was. And this, the first book in that series, does not disappoint.

The Fowl Twins follows Artemis’s younger twin brothers, Beckett and Myles. The narrative is somewhat of a collision course between four parties: the twins,
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, fantasy-sci-fi
As a HUGE Eoin Colfer fan I was a little disappointed.
I read this as an ARC copy and by the number of pages of the final publication I don't think much editing happened.
The author over explains situations and past events where it really isn't necessary for the understanding or enjoyment of the narrative.
I also think the book is a little long for many junior readers.
That being said, the fraternal twin brothers are a fun pair. Their adventure with technology, magic and two baddies was a fun story.
Leah Waters
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant and fun book by Eoin Colfer! This was such an awesome companion to the Artemis Fowl books, with the signature humor and sass of the original series.

(The only problem: I have to wait a year for the sequel!)
Artemis Fowl was one of my favourite series growing up, so to say that this book was nostalgic for me is actually under-selling how excited I was. In terms of comparisons to the original series, The Fowl Twins isn’t quite as good, and appears to skew towards a slightly younger demographic – but it was a great deal of fun and had some enjoyable references and cameos.

Though twins, Myles and Beckett are very different people, and this provides much of the humour throughout the novel, especially as
Renee (The B-Roll)
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was such a cute little read and really serves as a great Artemis Foul spin-off! I loved the cover art and how vibrant the colors are; it really made this book pop for me and really drew me in. I loved the writing inside and how nicely this book is written. It is not difficult to read or understand and would be perfect as a middle-grade book because it does hold your interest and it has a really intriguing premise. I hope there will be more Of these later because this book was such a fu ...more
Victor The Reader
Looks like cunning minds continue to run in the Fowl family. While centering on the now 11-year-old twins, genius Miles and daring Beckett, who are targets of corrupt criminals when they discover a magical presence. Surprisingly, it’s not nearly as different as Artemis’ adventures as it also has that same fantasy and action feel. The twins certainly might be heading in the same road as their big brother did. A- (91%/Excellent)
May 17, 2021 rated it it was ok
In itself, a cute fast-paced fantasy action book for children, but it has nothing on Artemis Fowl. The two main characters just aren't very interesting, but rather... a little annoying. ...more
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mini Artemis Fowls, I personally think each of them are pretty much the two sides of him lol, they really crack me up!!
Debra B
2 1/2 stars
Dawn Stahl
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, kidlit
As in the Artemis Fowl series, I like Colfer's Pratchett-like dry wit and his techie take on the fairy folk, but this new set of Fowl and Fairy adventures fell just a bit short for me.

Artemis's 11-year-old twin brothers, Myles and Beckett, are basically minding their own business at home when a hapless Fairy creature intrudes. Hapless Fairy creatures naturally attract earnest Fairy cleanup crews and humans with nefarious intent. Myles and Beckett naturally rise to the occasion, taking the whole
Angela Staudt
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review.

I have never read any of the Artemis Fowl books, so I was worried I wouldn't quite understand this book. That is not the case, I was pulled right into this book's world and could understand everything. I really enjoyed the Fowl Twins and how different they both are, and I loved the world building. This was a fast paced adventure that had me flipping the pages to see what would happen next.

This was full of adventure, humor, and
Sep 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I shall rate this book a 3.5 not a three. I feel like this book has potential but I don't think it's as good as Artemis Fowl. That probably because my dad ruined it for me without even reading it himself. He told me that Myles and Beckett are basically Artemis's mind and emotions but in two people instead of one. It makes sense since like they both have the same parents but it just feels wrong for me. Also this book feels slightly wrong because even though he isn't there Artemis is 21 according ...more
Rachel Meyer
Can I adopt Miles and Beckett, please? I absolutely adored this book and I adored them. It was a great new chapter in the Artemis Fowl universe.

The twins were obviously the best part. Beckett was especially my favorite. I loved his impulsive nature and the way he doesn't care about things. I liked Miles as well, although not quite as much. I also loved the way they loved each other and would do anything for each other. Lazuli was cool, not as well developed as Holly, but still pretty fun.

Of cour
Kadi P
Jun 23, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'll be honest the days of Artemis Fowl are long behind me but... this might be chance for me to jump back into that world without having to reread the original series.
I'm intrigued... Seems like it has a mixed bag of reviews but not as much hype as I would expect. Maybe it's because the movie flopped no one is paying attention to AF anymore. Still, I might get round to reading this one day and might even enjoy it (Eoin Colfer is one
Elizabeth Lloyd
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Fowl Twins was a Christmas present from my daughter as we both enjoyed the Artemis Fowl books back in 2004. I feel the adventures of Artemis had run their course but this new series about his twin brothers has revitalised my interest in the talented Irish Fowl family and their friends in the LEP (Lower Elements Police). The extraordinary abilities and fast moving adventures of this disparate group of boys and fairy folk leave you breathless as they travel around the world in the clutches of ...more
Kye Ryvers
Jan 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Ahh, my first GoodReads review for the first book of 2021 that I read!
Where do I even start?
I liked the Artemis Fowl series much better, but the first book of The Fowl Twins was better than I expected. I loved the twins ever since they were introduced in Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox. On the plot: Very interesting, to say the least, but what else do you expect from the Fowl family? I also thought it was really cool to see Holly's future, though I wish that Colfer hadn't just shipped Artemis of
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A

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