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The Fowl Twins

(The Fowl Twins #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,531 ratings  ·  432 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
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
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.

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
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.
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
charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
“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,
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
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
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!)
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!!
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
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.
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
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
This was so much freaking fun!
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-arcs
I initially was super hyped to reenter the world of Artemis Fowl through his baby brothers. But, at the same time, I almost feel like I'm too far removed from the series to truly enjoy this as much as I wanted to. The world is still just as rich, and I still adore the magic system in the book. I love learning more about the twins, and I truly love that we have a new LEP Recon officer to root for! But I felt that some of the jokes and puns were more directed at way younger readers. I guess not qu ...more
Haaris Mateen
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Satisfied a long pent-up craving for more Artemis adventures. Artemis is not in the scene of the action but his presence lurks all the same. The Fowl twins, Myles and Beck, are welcome additions to the Fowl-Fairy universe. This should be the first in a series of adventures for the Fowl twins. I can't wait.

The text flows as Eoin Colfer packs together an entertaining YA book. Colfer has subtly changed the tone of the narration to have a little more levity. (Maybe it's the effect of writing the lat
Claire ✨
A vibrant sequel to the ARTEMIS FOWL series, THE FOWL TWINS follows in the footsteps of its predecessor with the wacky, magical adventure of the titular twins and their fairy companions, with a quirky writing style to match.

I have to put a full disclaimer and say that I never finished the Artemis Fowl series. I was a young fry when I borrowed the books from my brothers and devoured all that had been released at that time, which was up until The Lost Colony/ The Time Paradox, or Book 5/6 (I can't
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy via publisher for review.

I was beyond thrilled so here this series would be getting a spin off sequel, and it’s now expanding to graphic novel form and tv! How exciting is all this Artemis fowl news?!
So the extended bit for this would be I absolutely adore the writing style even as a kid I always absorbed this authors style and drank it in quickly and engagingly. I’m glad to say even as an adult I felt just as well as I did in my early reader days. He creates such a unique myste
Shining Like a Star
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Myles and Beckett are my favourites twins. I was also very thrilled to see Holly and to get an insight into Artemis' life. If you have read the Artemis Fowl series (if you have, you will understand things easily and fast) i highly recommend this book its great (for all ages). Eagerly waiting for the 2nd book "Deny all the charges."
Try this if you are interested in reading fantasy or even sci-fi books🙂

Peace out✌
Karen Arendt
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing! I love the voice, sardonic humor, irony, and the twins! I am so glad to see the Artemis stories continue.
Saimi Korhonen
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"If history has taught us anything... is that the Earth always needs saving, and it is usually a Fowl who saves it. This might very well be your turn."


I love the original Artemis Fowl series and man was it great to be back in this world, only this time following Artemis' 11-year-old little brothers, the twins Myles and Beckett, and a bunch of new characters. The twins are swept into their first adventure when they unsurprisingly come across a rogue troll on their home island, and learn t
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The Fowl Twins occurs seamlessly as a continuation of the Fowl series, just with a new set of protagonists (though I'd argue that Myles is the sole protagonist here). So the question many will ask is this: do I need to have read the other Artemis Fowl books to understand this book? My answer would be no - we have the same set up here where the twins have to learn of the fairy people and so can lead the readers in as w
Dec 27, 2019 added it
I'd set the rating at around 3.5 stars but I have decided to omit rating it because I may be biased (both positively and negatively). ^^; Even so, the following review will mention a few things about the book that I minded, as someone who has gone through the originals too many times.

First of all, this book suffers greatly from being compared to the Artemis Fowl books (because, yes, they were better and I'll explain why) while I couldn't recommend not finishing the Artemis Fowl series first beca
keikii Eats Books
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3 ½ stars rounded up for the shear audacity of me actually liking it.

I didn't expect to actually like reading this book. In fact, I expected to get a chapter or two in and drop it. I loved the Artemis Fowl series when I was 12. I'm no longer twelve and my last reread of the series ended up souring my like of it.

If I were still 12 I would have adored The Fowl Twins. Now that I'm 28, I'm just surprised I liked it as much as I did. The book is completely ridiculous. It takes all of the problems I h
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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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