Fiction Books, Middle Grade Books

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer – ARC Review

I won this ARC at YALC this summer and I literally died of excitement because the Artemis Fowl series is one of my favourite childhood books and I am so happy that I was able to get an ARC!

Reading this book was such a nostalgic experience and I have absolutely missed being in this world and Artemis’ siblings are every bit as sassy and sarcastic as he was and wow I just loved this book!

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Rating: 5/5

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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?
This Fowl adventure is filled with the most unusual of individuals: an immortal duke, a miniature troll, a nunterrogator and a Police Specialist that’s 42% elf. And of course, the Fowl twins – one a certified genius with a criminal leaning, and the other possessing an unusual talent that has not been fully explored… yet!
Here begins the second documented cycle of Fowl Adventures.

Well, this book had me hooked right from the beginning, I ended up reading it in 2 evenings because I just could not put it down! If you read the Artemis Fowl series you will be familiar with this world and what type of crazy mayhem to expect and this book certainly takes you on a wild ride.

Eoin’s writing is sassy and sarcastic and I really love his writing style, it sucks you into the story and keeps you reading. I especially think that young kids and teens will love this type of writing style as it will immerse them into the story because it is fun and make them laugh, this book is hilarious! It has a sarcastic humour which is totally my type of thing.

It was also a great introduction to Myles and Beckett who are twins but very different from each other. Myles is like Artemis was when we first met him, and Beckett is very different but also pretty much a mystery. So while we can imagine what Myles might do and behave, it was more difficult to try to figure out what Beckett would do. It was interesting to slowly learn more about Beckett and realise he may actually be pretty smart, more than what Myles gives him credit for. I really loved them both and the faerie we meet in this that is obviously meant to be what Holly was for Artemis.

Fowl and fairy, fairy and Fowl, friends forever

This book left me feeling so nostalgic for Artemis and missing his adventures with Holly and Butler especially as we get small glimpses of who he is now and while he isn’t actually there the scenes made feel really proud of him.

This story is action packed, with great characters and full of sarcastic, witty humour. It’s inventive and I really can’t wait for the next book! I hope we get to see some Holly, Butler and Artemis scenes in this series too!