Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

Atlantis Complex is the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl Series. The past six books were about a genius teenager who found out that fairies, leprechauns, and pixies all existed and were living underground. In doing so, the teenager Artemis Fowl threatened the survival of the fairy race. He solved the problem in all the previous six books. This time, Artemis was sick, so when he once again he threatened the fairies, he could not do anything about it. Artemis’ disease, Atlantis Complex, made a crazy alter ego of himself and there was no way of controlling it. The fairies were desperately trying to save their race, but this time Artemis Fowl was of no use. When the fairies caught up to the protagonist, a traitor fairy named Turnball Root, Artemis and his fairy companions tried to fight him. Turnball’s robots captured them. After an epic battle, Artemis used his alter ego, who had picked up some marshal arts moves that Artemis didn't possess, and destroyed Turnball Root.

I would recommend this book and the whole series to kids and young adults who like a lot of action. I gave this book four stars because I really liked it. I like how the problem was solved, but I don’t think the problem was big enough to be really worth solving. I liked how the author made you think that Artemis’ sickness would make him useless, so the story would be more interesting. I also liked how the author used Artemis’ sickness to defeat the protagonist. However, I never doubted that Artemis would somehow come through, so the story could be better if the author made the story scarier.

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