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The Fowl Twins

(The Fowl Twins #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  100 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 t
Hardcover, 368 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…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)
Laura Yes, should be good for 10 yr olds. The protagonist twins are 11, and the writing is fast-paced for kids to enjoy. Some of the name puns might go over…moreYes, should be good for 10 yr olds. The protagonist twins are 11, and the writing is fast-paced for kids to enjoy. Some of the name puns might go over their heads, and not knowing much about kids, I don't know about their comprehension of European geography, but Eion's writing seems to suit a bunch of ages. No swearing, good comedy, fun characters, fast paced. It's fun.(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
Isabelle | BookwyrmBites
Between this and The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages, apparently 2019 is The Year My Childhood is Resurrected. And that's definitely okay by me.
Jun 10, 2019 is currently reading it
mr colfer, no pressure but please blow me away with my favorite twins
“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, Lazuli (a pixel), Lord Te/>The/>Artemis
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. ...more
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 aw
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 ca
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
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Joanna Bennett
I will start this review off by saying that I have not read any Artemis Fowl books before reading this one. I have only read one other book by Eoin Colfer and that was his new Fantasy book for adults. I don’t think it is necessary to read the Artemis Fowl books to understand this one since it was still easy to understand everything.

After reading two books by this author in the last month I can say that I just don’t think this specific author is for me. Although he creates interesting
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I won an advanced copy of The Fowl Twins through BookishFirst, so that I could share my review!

The Fowl Twins is the newest installation in Eion Colfer’s beloved Artemis Fowl book, which is sure to have readers on the edge of their seats (and then lying on the floor convulsively laughing)! The story follows Artemis’s younger twin brothers, who are proof that evil genius runs in the family. Beckett is a messy boy, whose just turned eleven. His brother, Myles, strives to be live his ol
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was granted the opportunity to read an ARC of this, and I am so excited for another series of adventures from Eoin Colfer! This book was an utter joy to read (I read it cover to cover in one sitting) and I can't wait to see what comes next.

Happy reading!
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Disclaimer: A physical ARC was provided via Harper Collins India in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own.

I realise that I am 28 years old married woman; and some say my time to read children’s books is past – whenever I hear such drivel, I always end up throwing series like Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl in their faces; and I am proud to say, I have a few converts from the ‘age appropriate readin
Barbara Zimotti
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maybe I am completely the wrong target (albeit with some tools to review a book), but I enjoyed it, in every single part. I literally had to finish it during my break at work, since I was so fascinated by the story. This is what I call a good book that both children and adults can appreciate. And, as long as reading makes me happy and my childhood resuscitated everything is fine. It is not necessary reading Colfer’s previous books to understand the worldbuilding and the magical universe in it, b ...more
Allisa White
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Myles and Beckett Fowl are, of course, the stars of the show. Of course they had to show up Artemis by having their first fairy encounter at age 11, instead of age 12—and that really goes to show you what the twins, or at least Myles, is bent on doing during the entirety of this book.

Myles is like a mini Artemis. He's worn suits all his life, lectures excessively (though apparently not nearly as long as Artemis), and comes up with genius plans out the wazoo. The
Denae Christine
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reader thoughts: I forgot how funny Colfer was. This book was fresh and clean.

Artemis is not the main character (sob!). He's about 24 and on his way to Mars for a 5-year-self-imposed-mission. So, he won't be showing up in this series anytime soon. I guess Colfer had to get Artemis out of the way so that we wouldn't just expect him to solve all the problems and save the day.

Miles is pretty much Artemis jr with a few quirks of his own (like how much he works to increase his brain ca
Ross Jeffery
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
– Short Review –
Many readers will be familiar with the name Artemis Fowl, even if they’re never read any of Eoin Colfer’s previous novels. This book passes the baton for adventure to his younger, twin, brothers Myles and Beckett Fowl. Twins they may be but they look different and definitely approach life in a different way. Myles is the thinker, Beckett is the doer. When a fairy and troll unexpectedly enter their orbit it marks the start of a high paced adventure that sees them kidnapped a
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am reviewing this having not read any of the Artemis Fowl books. I wanted to see if you could read this new series having no background in the world. I think this will also be something many others may also want to know. I can gladly confirm that short of a few mentions of Artemis I do not feel like my lack of any prior knowledge impaired my enjoyment of the book and I certainly do not think you must read thos
Rutuja Ramteke
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Artemis Fowl is back!

Well, not really. But his little brothers are a more than sufficient replacement. Twins Myles and Beckett have lived a life of education and luxury (with some mild kidnapping thrown in). But everything changes drastically when a small troll appears on their island. Before they know it, they find themselves kidnapped by ACRONYM (a government organization that deals with magic) and working with a fairy to escape from not one, but two baddies - an evil, mustache twirling duke
Abigail Forney
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A return to form for the Fowl family universe. Myles and Beckett make simultaneous annoying and charming protagonists (which is truly the Fowl personality), and the new LEP officer thrown into their midst is charming and relatable. The plot feels very different from previous books because the starting situations of the characters are such different places as they begin their Fairy-Fowl relationship, which leads to a completely different, but still enjoyable dynamic.

All of the references to olde
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Witty, clever, and full of mischief, THE FOWL TWINS is a spin-off of ARTEMIS FOWL that easily stands on its own. The Fowl Twins have just turned eleven, and they are quite different/unique from each other. However, this is part of what makes them such a great team.

One night, when they are home alone, they encounter a troll with a seemingly crazy story. This leads them on a crazy quest, complete with acronymed organizations, fairies, and nuns. These n
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"How much do you trust me, Beck?"
"How big is the universe?"

As a life-long lover of Artemis Fowl and his magical shenanigans, I was caught somewhere between eager and nervous when I learned that there would be a spin-off about his younger twin brothers, Myles and Beckett, born during that brief incident of accidental time travel in The Time Paradox.
Boy, were those nerves misplaced.
Having read this book immediately after eating up The Last Guardian, it felt like the ultimate throwback when I was greeted by Myles/>,
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
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of the Artemis Fowl books, so I was excited to have the chance to read The Fowl Twins. I read it with my 10-year-old (who's a perfectly good reader, he just likes to have mom read to him at bedtime).

It didn't disappoint! Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins, but not nearly identical. Myles is a genius with a slight criminal bent, much like his older brother Artemis (only smarter, it would seem). Beckett is...well, let's just say he has his own unique view of the world (which is
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much to Harper Collins Australia for providing me with a copy of The Fowl Twins in exchange for an honest review.

The original Artemis Fowl series was one of my favourites - it was so clever, laugh out loud funny and just plain fun in the way it was written.  This new series, based on Artemis's twin younger brothers takes us on the same sort of wild ride!  With all new characters, but many references to the original stories, this is a fantastic spin off series.  

Miles a
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: artemis-fowl
3.5 rounded up to 4 stars

Artemis and Company first graced my reading world in 2012 and since then, I've experienced chronic episodes of missing them and so The Fowl Twins book happily led me back into the Fowl/Fairy world once again. Before I read this, I knew it would not be as good as the first series but I had a hope that it would have that same spark of humor, eccentricty, and adventure.

I was not disappointed.

Eoin Colfer has given us a new cast of characters of whom to gr
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an absolute fun read! I fell in love with the Artemis Fowl books as a kid and snapped up this book as soon as it came out. I may be a little older than the target market but I still found this immensely enjoyable. Whilst aimed at older children/younger teenagers, it’s never patronising, using long vocabulary (how else will kids learn it?), touches of spanish and clever schemes with interesting villains. I had really high expectations for this and I wasn’t disappointed and I was glad to see ...more
Laura Newsholme
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first foray into the world of Artemis Fowl and I really enjoyed it! This tells the story of Myles and Beckett Fowl, the twin sons of Artemis Sr and younger brothers of Artemis Jr, an aristocrat searching for immortality, a toy troll called Whistle Blower, a nun-terrigator and a special agent fairy. What I enjoyed most about this tale was the tone. It is very wry and tongue in cheek and as an adult, really appealed to me. I also loved the ways in which the twins were so different - fo ...more
I received an ARC from NetGalley of this title in exchange for an honest review.

"Fowl and Fairy, friends forever..."

Get ready to get hit with nostalgia, because there's a new Fowl mud-boy making trouble for the officers of the Lower Elements Police. Worse, it's double-trouble.

Take one Artemis Fowl mini-me. Add one British nobleman who wants immortality. Throw in a dangerous nun. Then in comes a pixie-elf hybrid LEPrecon specialist.... who has no magic of her o
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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 publicat

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