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The Fowl Twins

(The Fowl Twins #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  461 ratings  ·  130 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?

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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 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)
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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Paromjit
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
Sara
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,
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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.
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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
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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.
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“How much do you trust me, Beck?” Beckett smiled. “How big is the universe?” he said.


On my blog.

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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,
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Jenette
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.

I
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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
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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!)
Ley
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
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
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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
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Allisa White
Characters

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
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Lu
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Michelle
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
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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
Jo
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
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Miranda
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
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Randi
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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Dan
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
First up, I have never read the Artemis Fowl novels and do know that this book is intended for a younger audience (middle grade, I believe). I sometimes enjoy reading books for younger readers because they are so much fun, but I could not get into this one. It started out slow. The twins are so different from one another which made it intriguing as they compliment one another. I enjoyed the trolls and fairies and the whole fantasy aspect. But I couldn’t connect with the characters, ...more
Katie
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!
-Katie
Britt
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
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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
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Katy Noyes
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Artemis Jr... and doubled. A new series with a new spin.

I've loved Artemis Fowl (and author Eoin Colfer) since reading the first Fowl book back at university, two decades ago (come on, film version!!!). I've read all 8 of his adventures and enjoyed the progression of the characters. Seeing that his baby brothers were now featuring in their own 'spin off', I was of course intrigued - how would the franchise work if Artemis himself wasn't the protagonist?

Well, in some ways, this is a new Artemis
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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, ...more
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 capacity like
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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 and
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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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