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The Fowl Twins

(The Fowl Twins #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  968 ratings  ·  232 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…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, ...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,
Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen
Jun 27, 2019 marked it as priority-owned-tbr  ·  review of another edition
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 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.
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's
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.
“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,
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.

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 ...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!)
Jan 02, 2020 added it
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
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 ...more
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
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
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
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
keikii Eats Books
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3 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
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Allisa White

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. There were times I felt
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to Eoin Colfer through the Artemis Fowl book series when I was stocking my first middle school classroom. I instantly fell in love with Colfer’s take on elves, dwarves, and all fairy beings. When my son declared that he will ONLY read graphic novels I was very grateful to learn that the series had been adapted to graphic novel form so I could share my love of Artemis and Butler’s adventures. Now Reader Friends, we have Artemis’ little twin brothers Myles and Beckett Fowl ...more
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 plots and
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 - ...more
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had a really good time reading this. Plot moved apace and it was just a fun experience all round.
However, it did feel like the characters were just a bit too similar to Artemis Fowl. Particularly Miles and Lazuli who were dead ringers for Artemis and Holly (Dead. Ringers.) but Beckett too sort of took the place of Butler and Whistle Blower, Mulch’s. I do wonder why Eoin chose another female fairy so similar to Holly. He’s usually pretty good about representation so I can understand not
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Fowl Twins by Eion Colfer
The Artemis Fowl series has often been claimed to be the "next Harry Potter", but while it shares the same fantastically imaginative story line and colorful descriptions, this is darker and more humorous than any J K Rowling's books. The characters are all unique and love able.
Eoin Colfer has added a new aspect to by adding Artemis's brothers.
Criminal genius runs in this family...
Artemis Fowl is a genius who stole fairy magic, but over the course of eight books he's
Dipali Gupta
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Fowl twins is a super entertaining and adventures ride filled with amazing gadgets and magical creatures.This book is first part of the Fowl twins series, if you ever read Artemis fowl then you will super like it. This book is leased with intresting gadgets, science, robots and artificial intelligence system developed by Artemis to protect his twin brothers and keep an eye on them. Like Artemis Myles and Beckett Fowls are also smart,intelligent and have many adventures some of which nearly ...more
Michelle Kenneth -
This book is like Spy Kids and very much like Artemis Fowl, but throw in Artemis's twin brothers.

While Artemis is out gallivanting around the universe, his brothers get caught up in a strange series of events that lead them to capture, escape and a face-off with some weird Lord that is obsessed with the fountain of youth.

The twins REGRETTABLES team is rounded off with a pixel and a troll, and of course their AI unit called NANNI. The story is filled with a lot of craziness and humor, because
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
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 older brother,
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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

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