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The Fowl Twins

(The Fowl Twins #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,472 ratings  ·  308 reviews
Artermis Fowl's younger twin brothers, Myles and Beckett, after being left alone for just one night, must save a troll from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun--each of whom need the magical creature for their own gain.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
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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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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
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 brothers of my childhood favourite morally grey mastermind. However, dont let the idea that this is a spin off put you off if youve never read any of the Artemis Fowl books. This is completely enjoyable without having read anything before it (although youll miss out on squealing at a few cameos).

This was everything I was expecting. Adventure,
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Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen
Jun 27, 2019 marked it as start-on-shelfathon-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.
Zoe
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
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 set
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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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Jenette
Look, I know Im not the target audience for this book. But Im the target audience for this book. Hear me out, this book is a spin-off, its relying on a basic familiarity with the Artemis Fowl world and its 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 Im 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 had
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Leah (Jane Speare)
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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c, (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 Artemiss younger twin brothers, Beckett and Myles. The narrative is somewhat of a collision course between four parties: the twins, Lazuli (a
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storytime-reviews
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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 isnt 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
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Renee (The B-Roll)
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
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!)
The Book Chief
Wanted to give 3.5 stars, and couldnt
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 its own laws and rules which made it
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Angela Staudt
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Elizabeth Lloyd
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ley
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Haaris Mateen
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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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 its 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. Im 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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Karen Arendt
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely amazing! I love the voice, sardonic humor, irony, and the twins! I am so glad to see the Artemis stories continue.
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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
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Korbin
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
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keikii Eats Books
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jaimie
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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 12and 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  ·  review of another edition
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Michelle
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Colfers 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 Butlers adventures. Now Reader Friends, we have Artemis little twin brothers Myles and Beckett Fowl and ...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 dont 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 dont 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  ·  review of another edition
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
ForeverDay
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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, Mulchs. I do wonder why Eoin chose another female fairy so similar to Holly. Hes usually pretty good about representation so I can understand not wanting
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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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