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Artemis Fowl wants to find his father, held hostage in Russia; Holly Short wants to find who’s supplying the goblins with human technology; Foaly wants to find out who’s disabled all the LEP Technology and pointed the finger at him. Artemis has received a ransom demand for his father but is captured by the LEP who suspect him of supplying the goblins with dangerous Human t Artemis Fowl wants to find his father, held hostage in Russia; Holly Short wants to find who’s supplying the goblins with human technology; Foaly wants to find out who’s disabled all the LEP Technology and pointed the finger at him. Artemis has received a ransom demand for his father but is captured by the LEP who suspect him of supplying the goblins with dangerous Human technology (batteries). He convinces them he’s innocent and agrees to help them if they help him free his father. Meanwhile, down in the underground world, chaos has arisen. An unknown traitor has stolen forbidden weapons and armed a horde of trolls, setting them loose to wreak havoc on the citizens. Clues lead Captain Holly Short straight to Artemis, and she exacts a small bit of revenge by kidnapping him, just as he once kidnapped her. But soon she learns that Artemis isn’t behind the chaos, and if she’s to have any hope of stopping it, she will need his help. As a result, these onetime adversaries must now join forces—a mix that proves to be both charming and volatile. The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, gotham, or galaxy far, far away in recent memory. Grade: A-.


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Artemis Fowl wants to find his father, held hostage in Russia; Holly Short wants to find who’s supplying the goblins with human technology; Foaly wants to find out who’s disabled all the LEP Technology and pointed the finger at him. Artemis has received a ransom demand for his father but is captured by the LEP who suspect him of supplying the goblins with dangerous Human t Artemis Fowl wants to find his father, held hostage in Russia; Holly Short wants to find who’s supplying the goblins with human technology; Foaly wants to find out who’s disabled all the LEP Technology and pointed the finger at him. Artemis has received a ransom demand for his father but is captured by the LEP who suspect him of supplying the goblins with dangerous Human technology (batteries). He convinces them he’s innocent and agrees to help them if they help him free his father. Meanwhile, down in the underground world, chaos has arisen. An unknown traitor has stolen forbidden weapons and armed a horde of trolls, setting them loose to wreak havoc on the citizens. Clues lead Captain Holly Short straight to Artemis, and she exacts a small bit of revenge by kidnapping him, just as he once kidnapped her. But soon she learns that Artemis isn’t behind the chaos, and if she’s to have any hope of stopping it, she will need his help. As a result, these onetime adversaries must now join forces—a mix that proves to be both charming and volatile. The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, gotham, or galaxy far, far away in recent memory. Grade: A-.

30 review for The Arctic Incident

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (A-) 82% | Very Good Notes: A Bond villain, his henchman, and their arch enemies go on a road trip, they bond, and have a Bond style adventure.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mario the lone bookwolf

    Organized crime, hostages, contraband, a junior criminal mastermind, those are the elements for becoming the stuff of legend. It´s great how it dealt with the nuclear theme and critical topis in general, describing things commonly avoided in this genre and even in some adult genres, making it the perfect read for progressive little bookworms. The author uses many MacGuffins and Chekhovs, giving the whole thing an extra layer next to the suspenseful and quick main plot, leaving the reader asking w Organized crime, hostages, contraband, a junior criminal mastermind, those are the elements for becoming the stuff of legend. It´s great how it dealt with the nuclear theme and critical topis in general, describing things commonly avoided in this genre and even in some adult genres, making it the perfect read for progressive little bookworms. The author uses many MacGuffins and Chekhovs, giving the whole thing an extra layer next to the suspenseful and quick main plot, leaving the reader asking what this funny thing might still get used for. I´m wondering why technology besides fantasy and superhero abilities tends to have so less space in general YA fiction. The main protagonist is slowly developing away from the ingenious badass supercriminal to a more realistic and less arrogant person, which could get interesting in the following parts as it expands the options. An emo teen Artemis, an infatuated Artemis, a pro environmental protection eco hippie Artemis? And still criminal of course, for the contrast and exaggeration, and always followed by the mighty shadow of his bodyguard. I did already blather enough about why this series is so unique in the review of the first novel, but I have to repeat that more unconventional, critical, and subtle literature like this would be an immense enrichment in the reading habits of young people, instead of all that stereotypical, quite always the same, mainstream stuff. And I still love how adults reading children's books and YA are ranting about authors brainwashing and indoctrinating their kids. Sure, they should read the newspapers and watch TV newsflashes instead, that will certainly help, lol. Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2), Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident is a young adult and fantasy novel written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, published in 2002. It is the second book in the Artemis Fowl series, preceded by Artemis Fowl and followed by Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. It follows the adventures of the thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl II, as he thwarts a goblin rebellion and rescues his father, Artemis Fowl I. The third-person narration switches b The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2), Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident is a young adult and fantasy novel written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, published in 2002. It is the second book in the Artemis Fowl series, preceded by Artemis Fowl and followed by Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. It follows the adventures of the thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl II, as he thwarts a goblin rebellion and rescues his father, Artemis Fowl I. The third-person narration switches back and forth constantly, allowing the reader to understand more of what is going on. عنوانها: «آرتمیس فاول و ماجرای شمال - کتاب دوم»؛ «آرتمیس فاول: حادثه شمالی - کتاب دوم»؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوم ماه ژانویه سال 2006میلادی عنوان: آرتمیس فاول و ماجرای شمال - کتاب دوم؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ مترجم: شیدا رنجبر؛ تهران، افق؛ 1383، در 402ص؛ چاپ سوم 1386؛ شابک 9789643691441؛ چاپ چهارم 1387؛ چاپ پنجم 1389؛ چاپ هفتم 1392؛ موضوع داستان پریان؛ داستانهای نوجوانان - از نویسندگان ایرلندی - سده 21م عنوان: آرتمیس فاول: حادثه شمالی - کتاب دوم؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ مترجم: حسین قنبری؛ تهران، شریعه توس؛ 1384، در 347ص؛ شابک 9648557071؛ آرتمیس‌ فاول‌، پسر سیزده‌ ساله‌ ی نابغه‌، و ماجراجو، در مدرسه‌ شبانه‌ روزی، یک ای.میل دریافت‌ ميیکند؛ مافیای «روسیه‌» پدر «آرتمیس‌» را ربوده‌، و برای آزادی او، پول‌ هنگفتی از «آرتمیس‌» میخواهند؛ «آرتمیس‌» که‌ با تمام‌ وجود، به‌ پدرش‌ عشق‌ میورزد، بیدرنگ‌ دست‌ به‌ کار نجات‌ او میشود؛ اما دشمن‌ دیرینه‌ اش‌، سروان‌ «هالی شورت‌»، نیروی ویژه‌ ی پلیس‌ در سرزمین‌ جن‌ها، مانع‌ اوست‌؛ ...؛ پدر «آرتمیس» حدود سه سال است که همراه با کشتی «ستارهٔ فاول» که حامل قوطی‌های «کوکاکولا» بوده‌، ناپدید می‌شود، و «آرتمیس»، رسماً بی پدر می‌شود؛ اما او مطمئن است که پدرش نمرده؛ پس به عمارت «فاول» برمی‌گردد تا همراه محافظ وفادارش «باتلر» به سمت «شمال روسیه» و ساحل «کولا» حرکت کنند؛ در زیرزمین، در کلان شهر «اجنه» یعنی «هِوِن»، «گابلین»ها شورش کرده‌ اند، و «اجنه» به «آرتمیس»، مشکوک‌ هستند؛ پس بهترین یار پلیس یعنی سروان «هالی شورت» را، که با نحوه ی کار پسرک نابغه ی «ایرلندی» آشنایی دارد، برای گرفتن او می‌فرستند؛ در زیرزمین، فرمانده «روت»، «هالی شورت» و «فُلی» از «آرتمیس» و «باتلر» حقیقت را می‌پرسند، و با فناوری‌های «فُلی» و اختراعاتش، آن‌ها اطمینان پیدا می‌کنند که «آرتمیس» مقصر آشفتگی‌های «هِوِن» نیست؛ پس آن‌ها معامله‌ ای با یکدیگر می‌کنند؛ «آرتمیس» و «باتلر» به خاطر هوش «آرتمیس» و تواناییهای «باتلر»، به اجنه یاری می‌کنند، تا پرده از شورش‌های «هِوِن» بردارند، و در عوض، «جن» و «پری‌»ها به آن‌ها در پیدا کردن پدر «آرتمیس» کمک کنند؛ آنها سپس متوجه می‌شوند، که پشت قضیه شورشها، «اُپال کوبویی» یک نابغه دیگر، و «پیکسی» روانی و سروان سابق پلسی زیرزمین، یعنی ب«رایر کادگیون» هستند، که علیه پلیس زیرزمین بودند؛ پس از درگیری‌های فراوان، در صنایع «کوبویی» که از آن «اُپال» بوده، «هالی» و فرمانده «روت» به یاری «آرتمیس»، «باتلر» و «مالچ دیگامزِ دورف» مبتلا به جنون دزدی، موفق می‌شوند «کادگیون» را بکشند، و «اُپال کوبویی» را دستگیر کنند؛ سپس نوبت اجنه‌ است که به «آرتمیس» یاری برسانند؛ آن‌ها به قطب شمال می‌روند، و با نقشه موذیانه‌ ای که «آرتمیس» کشیده، موفق می‌شوند، «آرتمیس پدر» را در حالیکه یک پایش از زانو قطع شده، پیدا کنند؛ «هالی» زخم‌های جزئی «آرتمیس فاول پدر» را شفا می‌دهد، و پس از آن او را به‌ طور ناشناس به بیمارستان دانشگاه «هلسینکی» می‌برد؛ اما هنوز تنها «آرتمیس»، «باتلر» و «ژولیت -خواهر باتلر» تنها آدمیزادهایی هستند که از وجود اجنه خبر دارند؛ در پایان، اجنه با نوجوان «ایرلندی» و محافظش صلح می‌کنند و سروان «شورت» و «آرتمیس»، کدورت‌ها را کنار می‌گذارند تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 06/11/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jason Koivu

    Action! Action! Action! That's the name of the game in Eoin Colfer's The Arctic Incident. Child prodigy and criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl is searching for his kidnapped father. He needs the help of the fairy police, and as it so happens, they need him. Law and lawbreakers work together in this fast-paced, humorous action-fantasy. Eoin Colfer has created fun fairyland for the 21st century. It's a nice, soft blend of technology and fantasy, not too heavy on either count. The scope of his world Action! Action! Action! That's the name of the game in Eoin Colfer's The Arctic Incident. Child prodigy and criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl is searching for his kidnapped father. He needs the help of the fairy police, and as it so happens, they need him. Law and lawbreakers work together in this fast-paced, humorous action-fantasy. Eoin Colfer has created fun fairyland for the 21st century. It's a nice, soft blend of technology and fantasy, not too heavy on either count. The scope of his world is rather limited to Fowl's criminal human underworld and a sort of cartoonish MI5/police bomb squad fairy agency. We're talkin' smart pixies with fire-power! Though the scope may be narrow, it helps to keep the plot super tight, and I ain't complaining about that. I could however complain that constant Go! GO! GO!!! can be just as bad as a book that goes nowhere. Too much of anything often dulls the senses. Later on in the book I found myself zoning out during the non-stop action. This is book #2 in Colfer's Artemis Fowl series and many of the same characters reappear. That's understandable...to a point. For instance, the ground munching dwarf Mulch Diggums, a character I thought fresh and inventive when reading the first book, is used again and I felt it was unnecessary. You expect the main characters to return, but Diggums is not a principle player in the grand scheme of things. He's a fun character, but I think Colfer should've come up with something new there, otherwise it's like a comedian coming back for an encore and repeating the same jokes. Perhaps I could've given this 4 stars for the fun factor, but aside from the complaints above, I also felt that the repetitious feel of the plot from book one to book two was too much. However, if you loved book one and are yearning for more of the same, you'll find it in spades in The Arctic Incident.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    SPOILER FREE review if you will not open spoiler tags Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn OVERVIEW Artemis' Father was missing for almost two years. He went missing when the Russian Mafia attacked him for the the reason: (view spoiler)[ because his father was about to run business in Russia. And The Mafia couldn't bear it and they attacked him when he was coming in Russia (hide spoiler)] But his father was found by Russian Mafia, alive, even after the attack which was kind SPOILER FREE review if you will not open spoiler tags Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn OVERVIEW Artemis' Father was missing for almost two years. He went missing when the Russian Mafia attacked him for the the reason: (view spoiler)[ because his father was about to run business in Russia. And The Mafia couldn't bear it and they attacked him when he was coming in Russia (hide spoiler)] But his father was found by Russian Mafia, alive, even after the attack which was kind of stupid to me and they demanded ransom from Artemis, a criminally-good 13 years old. In the fairies world, Haven City, LEP (police) found that some of the Goblins are dealing with humans as they found batteries, which are humans' source of power, from them. As LEP had faced Artemis before in the first book, so their first doubt was Artemis that he might be the human dealing with goblins. But they soon found out that he was innocent. So the question arises who is helping goblins in smuggling? Or how Artemis will use fairies to rescue his Father? RANDOM THOUGHTS (view spoiler)[ The very big problem of mine with this book is: Mulch, a dwarf and a house-breaker. He is good but he doesn't appear in the book properly. He just appears when they need to break into somebody's place. This fact spoiled the book for me. Also this fact just removed the excitement from me. (hide spoiler)] Overall , the book was a good read. Liked it! My Rating: **3.5 Stars** Wanted to give more but it was not as interesting as the first book. I rated it 4 just because of Artemis' reformation.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nicky

    The Artemis Fowl books really are perfect for a quick, easy read. Which is good, because I'll be doing the twenty-four hour readathon tomorrow, and I really don't want to get burnt out on reading! The Arctic Incident develops Artemis as a more sympathetic figure, having left behind his attempts to exploit the People (the fairies), and feeling some remorse over how he handled things in the first book. He's also focused on rescuing his father, missing for two years, convinced he's still alive. Mean The Artemis Fowl books really are perfect for a quick, easy read. Which is good, because I'll be doing the twenty-four hour readathon tomorrow, and I really don't want to get burnt out on reading! The Arctic Incident develops Artemis as a more sympathetic figure, having left behind his attempts to exploit the People (the fairies), and feeling some remorse over how he handled things in the first book. He's also focused on rescuing his father, missing for two years, convinced he's still alive. Meanwhile, the fairies are in trouble because of a plot from within their species. Artemis is suspected to be involved, and is taken in for questioning. The result? He and the fairies become allies both in dealing with the threats and rescuing his father. There's none of the slightly patronising 'this is not an adult book' stuff, so it ends up being a purely fun adventure story with all our favourite characters from the first book. I think my favourite part was getting to see Grub and Trouble again -- it's nice that he doesn't create more background characters that would, in effect, people the book with Redshirts! It'd be easy to do if you weren't keeping track of characters -- it doesn't seem that important...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alaina

    Okay, so re-reading this series has been super fun. I mean the books just fly by which doesn't mean much to me because the audios felt the same way. Now in this, you still get the same gang from the first book. One, I was super happy Mulch is still alive because I have no idea what I would do without that little thief. Second, ever since we found out his dad was missing in book 1 I have been waiting for a little reunion! Not sure how I feel about what happened when they rescued his dad but maybe Okay, so re-reading this series has been super fun. I mean the books just fly by which doesn't mean much to me because the audios felt the same way. Now in this, you still get the same gang from the first book. One, I was super happy Mulch is still alive because I have no idea what I would do without that little thief. Second, ever since we found out his dad was missing in book 1 I have been waiting for a little reunion! Not sure how I feel about what happened when they rescued his dad but maybe I'll get more interaction between them. Just so I can see Artemis react to anything. Ah reaction.. my little cold blooded robot genius child. I need some emotions. Or at least more of them. I did like that this time around it seemed that he was becoming more human in a way? So I definitely want more of that in the next book. I also really love Holly and Butler. Ugh, they are such bad asses and can I ship them? _____________________________________ The Arctic Incident was a really fun read! I can't believe I've never read this series before because it's really interesting. I can't wait to start the third book now. Okay, so in this book Artemis is trying to find out what happened to his dad .. and, well he needs to save his ass too. The day he finds out his dad has been held captive in Russia for two years.. he gets himself captured by the Faerie police. Enter Holly and Root, two adorable and one hundred percent likable characters. They have Artemis under suspicion because they believe he's been in talks with the goblins. Of course they make the wrong assumption and they need Artemis's help. However, Artemis caught onto all of this because he woke up there instead of in his bed. So he makes a deal with them that if he helps them.. well, they have to help him get to Russia. Artemis wanting to rescue his dad was really sweet of him.. but I was also scared because what if everything goes wrong? Throughout the book I loved the friendship that was forming between Artemis, Holly, and Root. I really liked Holly and Root in this book two. They just always made me smile or laugh when they were together. Overall, I'm really happy for the happy ending. Artemis and his mom are reunited with his dad and they are a family again. However, what's going to happen next? I feel like something is going to happen. Whether is major or not, I just have a feeling. I need book ASAP.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rossrn Nunamaker

    For me, as an adult, the Artemis Fowl series is a guilty pleasure. I get a kick out of Artemis, smart beyond reason youth he is, and like the relationship between him and his bodyguard, Butler. Throw in the fantastical underworld of fairies, dwarfs, and other magical creatures and there are a lot of options for a fast-paced, fun story. In the second installment, Artemis finds himself in boarding school now that his mother has recovered and begun to assert rules on the boy. Not to be stopped, Artemis For me, as an adult, the Artemis Fowl series is a guilty pleasure. I get a kick out of Artemis, smart beyond reason youth he is, and like the relationship between him and his bodyguard, Butler. Throw in the fantastical underworld of fairies, dwarfs, and other magical creatures and there are a lot of options for a fast-paced, fun story. In the second installment, Artemis finds himself in boarding school now that his mother has recovered and begun to assert rules on the boy. Not to be stopped, Artemis works to frustrate those who try to control or understand him. The book, though, is about Artemis trying to find his father and he has a strong lead - in arctic Russia. As he plans to set out, the Fairies capture him in an attempt to learn who on the above ground world is smuggling weapons. Artemis, after book one antics is the prime suspect. The two groups work together to help one another and another great adventure is had.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jasmin

    There's nothing that attracts me more, than a genius without the glasses. Especially if the geek looks like this (For those who don't know this hottie, he's Chuck/Zachary Levi) However, if the geek involved is 13 years old and is a criminal mastermind, plus fantasizing that he would grow up faster than a normal human being would, well thats just plain pedophilia. :)) Well it's not actually that bad, if you'll become an instant billionaire and with him you could rule the world together. But still There's nothing that attracts me more, than a genius without the glasses. Especially if the geek looks like this (For those who don't know this hottie, he's Chuck/Zachary Levi) However, if the geek involved is 13 years old and is a criminal mastermind, plus fantasizing that he would grow up faster than a normal human being would, well thats just plain pedophilia. :)) Well it's not actually that bad, if you'll become an instant billionaire and with him you could rule the world together. But still it's no excuse to commit pedophilia. I bet Artemis Fowl would look exactly like a younger version of Chuck, but take off the sneakers and make him wear loafers. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, is the second book of the Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer. The Artemis Fowl is more milder and more caring in this series. Well, he doesn't actually like death on his hands, but, the means were unavoidable to achieve the goals. Last book, his goal was to restore the family's billionaire status. However, this book, he just wants to find his father. Alas, an email arrives wanting five million dollars in exchange for his father. Well, him and Butler, his large and bulky bodyguard (he's no butler despite his name being Butler), devise a plan to go to Russia and save his father. However, underground, the People (fairies) are being attacked by gremlims (who are undeniably very very stupid), who are armed with weapons energized by batteries. So Commander Julius Root, Holly and Foaly instantly suspect Artemis Fowl behind it. They instantly bring Artemis and Butler for questioning. However, with the super-advanced techies the People have, they deduce that Artemis Fowl is really innocent. The People instead ask Artemis for his assistance to find the human behind all this. Artemis agrees, however, he asks for something in return. He asks that the Fairy People help him retrieve his father. But just as Artemis and the fairy people reach ground, everything begins to unravel. Artemis Fowl is a really good book. I believe if I have read this when I was a bit younger, I would have given this book 5 stars instead of 3. But unfortunately, I'm already 22. But still its good :)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    Eoin Colfer has done it again. I loved the sequel to Artemis Fowl. How could I not, being a combinations of things that fascinate me: Russia, antiheroes, faery, and cold environments (arctic/North Pole). Yes I was very much enjoying this book. The action is great, tempered with the laugh out loud humor. Artemis is up to his usual machinations, and exhibiting his snarky sense of humor, often at the expense of elder authority figures. I don't normally like precocious, know-it-all kids, but somethin Eoin Colfer has done it again. I loved the sequel to Artemis Fowl. How could I not, being a combinations of things that fascinate me: Russia, antiheroes, faery, and cold environments (arctic/North Pole). Yes I was very much enjoying this book. The action is great, tempered with the laugh out loud humor. Artemis is up to his usual machinations, and exhibiting his snarky sense of humor, often at the expense of elder authority figures. I don't normally like precocious, know-it-all kids, but something about Artemis that I just love. He's got a weary soul and a sadness for his young age, but it's no wonder since he is pretty much supporting his family since the disappearance of Artemis Fowl, Sr. In this installment, Artemis gets to rescue dear old dad from the Russian Mafiya (okay I probably shouldn't be such a Russian Mafia fiction fangirl but I am). It's a kid's book, no question. But it's so well-written that an adult can fully enjoy it. The menace of the Russian Mafiya is apparent although not too intense for young readers. Artemis has to deal with these bad guys, possible exposure to nuclear waste, harsh cold, and formulate a plan to get his dad back. He calls in a favor with his old acquaintance Captain Holly Short of LEPrecon for assistance on this caper, so she's along for the ride on some death-defying adventures. She might even come home a few digits lighter. And we know that Artemis goes nowhere without his bodyguard and sidekick, the gargantuan Domovoi Butler. This was a great second installment in the Artemis Fowl series. If you want to know how this one ends, read the book. 'Cause I'm not telling.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    And so on to the second of the Artemis Fowl series and I must admit there is no change in the same frenetic fun that there was in the first. From the play on works to the ever gathering mythology of those above and those below (I suspect that there is a whole book - no pun intended for those who have read the the series - of material that could be written about this world, how it came about and how it all works). As usual the challenge is to talk about the book without giving away spoilers -not And so on to the second of the Artemis Fowl series and I must admit there is no change in the same frenetic fun that there was in the first. From the play on works to the ever gathering mythology of those above and those below (I suspect that there is a whole book - no pun intended for those who have read the the series - of material that could be written about this world, how it came about and how it all works). As usual the challenge is to talk about the book without giving away spoilers -not easy considering that a lot of what goes on in this book is related to the first in the series - so technical double the need to avoid spoilers. However it does give some closure to what is going on - which is rather strange considering currently there are 8 books in the series (not counting short stories, specials and I believe a return to the series later in the year although with other members of the family). However I can say that rather than seeing the same story re-hashed you actually get to see the characters develop - something you would not have achieved without the first book. For me this is the sign of potentially good series in that all the time you invest reading the various volumes sees you rewarded with the characters becoming more appealing and enjoyable. In short you want to read more to see where they go next just as much as wanting to find out what happens next. The series has quite a few more volumes to go so I guess I need to settle down and add them to my TBR pile while I work on finishing some I already have under way.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fafa's Book Corner

    Reading Challenge (s): Book 2 for Pondathon and StartOnYourShelfathon.

  13. 4 out of 5

    C.P. Cabaniss

    "Deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps you could blow on that spark occasionally." This has been one of my favorite series since I started reading it as a child, so I'm glad to say that it lives up to my memories on rereading. The story is well written, the characters are fun and distinct, and the pacing is perfect for a middlegrade story. In this installment we get to see Artemis working somewhat nicely with others. He still has his schemes, but he's on "Deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps you could blow on that spark occasionally." This has been one of my favorite series since I started reading it as a child, so I'm glad to say that it lives up to my memories on rereading. The story is well written, the characters are fun and distinct, and the pacing is perfect for a middlegrade story. In this installment we get to see Artemis working somewhat nicely with others. He still has his schemes, but he's on a mission that is bigger than his plans to grow his fortune. The villains are probably one of my favorite parts of this. They are so distinct and real. I'm not going to say names, because I don't want to spoil anyone, but there is one villain that when introduced materialized fully in my mind. That's the kind of character writing I like to see. If you haven't read this series and you enjoy middlegrade stories and fae, I would say give it a read. And if you've already read it, read it again.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dean Ryan Martin

    Done reading THE ARCTIC INCIDENT - Book 2 in Artemis Fowl octalogy. Here, Artemis Fowl wants to rescue his father from a Russian mafia but to do so, he needs to work hand in hand with Butler, Commander Root and Captain Holly - the fairy he kidnapped in Book 1. I love the ending though the entire narration feels jumpy. All chapters have two to three subplots with different characters. There's nothing wrong with it, just that it works like an episode of a drama show. Good in TV but in writing, my Done reading THE ARCTIC INCIDENT - Book 2 in Artemis Fowl octalogy. Here, Artemis Fowl wants to rescue his father from a Russian mafia but to do so, he needs to work hand in hand with Butler, Commander Root and Captain Holly - the fairy he kidnapped in Book 1. I love the ending though the entire narration feels jumpy. All chapters have two to three subplots with different characters. There's nothing wrong with it, just that it works like an episode of a drama show. Good in TV but in writing, my mind forces to visualize too many pictures without a pause. On to Book 3, THE ETERNITY CODE!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alan

    My favourite book from Artemis Fowl series. Very interesting and well-written for children's fantasy book. My favourite book from Artemis Fowl series. Very interesting and well-written for children's fantasy book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    সালমান হক

    So the second book of the ARTEMIS FOWL. It was a pretty light, funny read actually. This time the focus is on the faerie people . And Artemis is basically on the subplot, but its important nevertheless. It was really funny to see how captain short cope up with artemis and his body-guard. :p Looking forward to more actions in the next books.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Veronique

    Second instalment and I’m liking it more! Mind you, that does happen since most players have been introduced and the setting ‘explained’. Still... Butler, Artemis, Captain Short and Root make a pretty entertaining team :O) Book 3 and 4 for Jan.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This is such a fun series for middle grades. Artemis is still on a mission to find his father who disappeared two years ago. Just when he gets proof that his father is alive and being held as a prisoner in Russia, Artemis is captured by the Faerie police force under suspicion for colluding with a goblin gang. (view spoiler)[ Artemis makes a deal with Holly and Root to help them solve their problem if they, in turn, take him to Russia to rescue his dad. On the way to Russia, it becomes clear that This is such a fun series for middle grades. Artemis is still on a mission to find his father who disappeared two years ago. Just when he gets proof that his father is alive and being held as a prisoner in Russia, Artemis is captured by the Faerie police force under suspicion for colluding with a goblin gang. (view spoiler)[ Artemis makes a deal with Holly and Root to help them solve their problem if they, in turn, take him to Russia to rescue his dad. On the way to Russia, it becomes clear that the problems in the underworld need to take a priority so they are detoured from the rescue. Once the true culprits of the goblin "uprising" are caught, Holly and Root stay true to their word and help rescue Artemis's father. (hide spoiler)] Artemis grows up a bit in this book. Not only does he have to choose to put his own plans on hold for the greater good (not easy for someone who usually gets his way), but he also realizes during this journey that he respects Holly, Root and some of the other faeries from the underworld. They may not be his equals in intelligence, but perhaps they are equals all the same.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    I completely fell in love with the first book in this series, however this second iteration has fallen short of the mark set by the first. It's by no means a bad book, and I enjoyed the view point of Holly Short more in this than the first. However, my love for the first came from Artemis himself, and in this one... So, a big issue with writing very, very smart characters, is that they have to BE very, very smart. This came across beautifully in the first book! Artemis managed to outsmart everyone I completely fell in love with the first book in this series, however this second iteration has fallen short of the mark set by the first. It's by no means a bad book, and I enjoyed the view point of Holly Short more in this than the first. However, my love for the first came from Artemis himself, and in this one... So, a big issue with writing very, very smart characters, is that they have to BE very, very smart. This came across beautifully in the first book! Artemis managed to outsmart everyone else in a convincing manner, but at no point did I feel confused by him or his actions. In this one, Artemis came across as rather normal. He regularly forgot basic things that even I had managed to remember. A shame, and I'm not sure if I'll move onto book 3 or not :/

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susy

    3.5 stars I really love to read about the partnership between Holly and Root on one side and Artemis and Butler on the other, first a bit tentative but then growing to like each other and I think even respect each other (though they would never admit that to each other lol). (view spoiler)[This all while looking for Artemis’ father and resolving the crime committed by Cudgeon and Opal. (hide spoiler)] The characters are really starting to grow on me. There were bits of humor which made me smile 3.5 stars I really love to read about the partnership between Holly and Root on one side and Artemis and Butler on the other, first a bit tentative but then growing to like each other and I think even respect each other (though they would never admit that to each other lol). (view spoiler)[This all while looking for Artemis’ father and resolving the crime committed by Cudgeon and Opal. (hide spoiler)] The characters are really starting to grow on me. There were bits of humor which made me smile and chuckle quite often. Liked this one better than the previous instalment. Looking forward to the next one.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Drewthereader20

    This book was a good sequel! I have read it in one day! Overall rating: 4.5!(:

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jude: The Epic Reader

    I'm very happy with the way that this one ended. I enjoyed the characters even more in this installment than in the first one. I want a little be more with the father. I think I liked the plot slightly less though. These books have been very easy to read so far. I'm very happy with the way that this one ended. I enjoyed the characters even more in this installment than in the first one. I want a little be more with the father. I think I liked the plot slightly less though. These books have been very easy to read so far.

  23. 5 out of 5

    J.J.

    3.5 Stars

  24. 5 out of 5

    Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads)

    “We're being led by an idiot with a crayon.” Basically, one part of the book that totally make me laughed. Some part of the wits and humor are so real, it's undeniable for you not to get knock out of it. I love how the plot takes us to explore more about the People, how the alliance works on with different species to remind that the group once try to kill each other and now, help one another. "To remind you that deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps yo “We're being led by an idiot with a crayon.” Basically, one part of the book that totally make me laughed. Some part of the wits and humor are so real, it's undeniable for you not to get knock out of it. I love how the plot takes us to explore more about the People, how the alliance works on with different species to remind that the group once try to kill each other and now, help one another. "To remind you that deep beneath the layers of deviousness, you have a spark of decency. Perhaps you could blow on that spark occasionally." I love to see the character development of Artemis. I think, it's just beautiful. Well, he's a criminal mastermind and genius af, the conversation he had with Dr. Po regarding is there anyone earn his respect totally touched me. IT HIT ME THROUGH THE CORE I STARTED TO FOND OF THIS CHARACTER. Artemis had to admit that she didn't. Captain Short was extremely pretty in a dangerous sort of way. Black-widow pretty. Artemis was expecting puberty to hit in approximately eight months, and he suspected that at that point he would look at Holly in a different light. It was probably just as well that she was eighty years old.” Ops, crush's alert boy hahaha. Oh, all of the characters in this book are so different and none try to overshadow one another and I think, that's good. TOTALLY ON FOR THE NEXT RIDE !!!! my reading's playlist of this series : https://open.spotify.com/user/debbyhattan/playlist/1rQmLp9EHxnQwB72zHGgSk

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Dust

    Still amazing. I can’t stand the first book because Artemis is a literal JERK, but I love how we get to see a bit of his humanity. <333

  26. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    So i started this series with one thought in mind: a 12-year-old as a master of crime? interesting. i liked book 1, but this second book is even better. So Artemis Fowl is cold and hardened on book 1, but it was good to see him in a different light on this sequel. He never gave up that his father is still alive. He and Butler keep on searching and searching. at last, a sliver of a clue came to them. or rather, a ransom video. it may terrify any kid, but not Artemis Fowl. he was giddy, for this vide So i started this series with one thought in mind: a 12-year-old as a master of crime? interesting. i liked book 1, but this second book is even better. So Artemis Fowl is cold and hardened on book 1, but it was good to see him in a different light on this sequel. He never gave up that his father is still alive. He and Butler keep on searching and searching. at last, a sliver of a clue came to them. or rather, a ransom video. it may terrify any kid, but not Artemis Fowl. he was giddy, for this video only represented one thing: HOPE. Seeing him softened when he talks about his father, looking at how he manages to cooperate with Holly and other LePreCons to get the job done – it was a whole other side of his character and i liked that. the author did not bother to lengthen the mystery of how Artemis became a criminal mastermind. piece by piece (although it’s not all there yet), i begin to understand why Artemis is what he is. A new character is introduced, Opal. The arch rival of Foaley. Ha! She is one quirky character and i’m looking forward to seeing her in the later books. There is still a whole lot of action, and a whole lot of manipulation (by Artemis, of course). It was a fun read. I’ll definitely continue reading this series. So on to book 3!

  27. 5 out of 5

    gio

    I liked the first book of the series more than this one. I don't know, Artemis wasn't his usual self and the plot wasn't as interesting as the first one was. I had fun reading it, but still, I had hoped for an improvement and ended up being a little disappointed. I don't have a lot to say, I enjoyed reading The Arctic Incident but at the same time I didn't like it as much as I hoped I would. Aside from the fact that I had some problems with the plot (I mean, please, the russian mafia? Pfft, come I liked the first book of the series more than this one. I don't know, Artemis wasn't his usual self and the plot wasn't as interesting as the first one was. I had fun reading it, but still, I had hoped for an improvement and ended up being a little disappointed. I don't have a lot to say, I enjoyed reading The Arctic Incident but at the same time I didn't like it as much as I hoped I would. Aside from the fact that I had some problems with the plot (I mean, please, the russian mafia? Pfft, come on, something less predictable the next time.) I also had some problems with...Artemis. I think I'm going to express them by writing a letter to him: Dear Artemis, you went from evil sarcastic genius to little boy with problems about morality. Artemis and morality should never be mentioned in the same sentence, unless it's a negative one. You're not Hamlet (love you, Hamlet by the way), it's not "to be or not to be", just shut up and do some evil, twisted things, please. That wasn't you Arty, I missed you. Ok, maybe this is a little crazy, but really, he annoyed me. Grow a pair, not a stupid thing like a moral compass.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    My second foray into the world of Artemis Fowl was another quick, fun adventure. This book is a true sequel to the first with the continuation of the story arc of Artemis' lost father. Once again this ends up involving the fairy world including Artemis and Butler's first trip down below. Engaging from the first page this book has a great pace that kept me turning (or should I say clicking) through the pages. I like the way that Colfer doesn't talk down to his readers. This is a children's book bu My second foray into the world of Artemis Fowl was another quick, fun adventure. This book is a true sequel to the first with the continuation of the story arc of Artemis' lost father. Once again this ends up involving the fairy world including Artemis and Butler's first trip down below. Engaging from the first page this book has a great pace that kept me turning (or should I say clicking) through the pages. I like the way that Colfer doesn't talk down to his readers. This is a children's book but is written in a way that would improve a child's knowledge and understanding but will also entertain (and even teach) an adult. I like what I'm getting from this series and am keen to continue it at some stage. Though I still don't get why he was picked to complete Douglas Adam's legacy...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ellyn → Allonsythornraxx

    24/07/2019 4⭐ I am genuinely falling in love with these characters, I can't wait to pick up book 3 and continue the series! 24/07/2019 4⭐ I am genuinely falling in love with these characters, I can't wait to pick up book 3 and continue the series!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    3.5 -- A moderate improvement on Artemis Fowl. We see a bit more of Artemis in this installment, which is a strange thing to note given he's the titular character of the series; the story benefits from it greatly. It was gratifying to see Artemis engage in more physical, direct action than his far more cerebral, organizational action in the first book. He's beginning to transition from something of an "armchair mastermind" to a true agent--whether of good or evil is as yet undefined; at this point 3.5 -- A moderate improvement on Artemis Fowl. We see a bit more of Artemis in this installment, which is a strange thing to note given he's the titular character of the series; the story benefits from it greatly. It was gratifying to see Artemis engage in more physical, direct action than his far more cerebral, organizational action in the first book. He's beginning to transition from something of an "armchair mastermind" to a true agent--whether of good or evil is as yet undefined; at this point, he's likely to waver between the two for a few more books before settling inevitably on the side of "good." The two plots (that of the goblin rebellion concerning Holly, Foaly, and Root and the rescue operation concerning Artemis, Butler, and Fowl Senior) entwined very nicely, providing a believable reason for the "enemies" to trade favors. This cooperation encouraged character growth, of course: we get some nice development in Holly and Artemis's relationship, and we also see Artemis engaging in rare displays of emotion, vulnerability, and honesty due to the personal nature of his quest to rescue his father. I'm still waiting to be "wowed" by Artemis. So far, as I've stated, we just haven't seen enough of his so-called brilliance in action. We're getting a good bit of bravery, a bit of the tactical, and a bit of the ruthlessness, but I've yet to be taken aback by a show of overt cleverness. It's only ever alluded to by the narrator, and I want to witness it real-time. Still had a great time, though. I'm really bummed I didn't check out the whole series before the libraries closed everywhere :( It would have been perfect quarantine reading.

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