Friday, April 25, 2014

Artemis Fowl Series Book #7: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

So just in case time travel, demons, Opal clones, and Mrs. Fowl finding out everything her dear son has been up to for the last six years wasn’t enough, Eoin Colfer throws a new curve ball for the readers. Artemis Fowl, the criminal mastermind at fifteen years old, has finally gone mad. He has OCD, multiple personality disorder, and numerous other psychoses that all add up to the rare fairy disease – The Atlantis Complex.

This shouldn’t be too much of a problem, because as he’s presenting his new idea to save the world to his friends – Foaly and Holly – they realize what’s going on with him and are going to try to fix him. The only problem? There’s another plan going on that Artemis and the gang get caught up in, and his Atlantis Complex has to take a back seat as they try a figure out who is behind this plot and what the endgame ultimately is.

It’s not Opal like they all think – thankfully, there’s only so many times you can use that particular villain without it getting boring. This time around the villain is a familiar face, in fact he worked with Opal in book 2 during the goblin uprising. Yeah, that’s right, the villain in this book is Turnball Root – Julius Root’s brother. This guy…I wanted to like him, because he was trying to get out of jail for a good cause, to return to his wife who is desperately in love. He ruins it though when it’s revealed that Turnball used a compulsion rune to make her love him. That’s just so wrong.

This book was good – just not as good as the last two have been. I’ll admit the Atlantis Complex for Artemis was quite comical, especially when he gets shocked by Holly and his other personality Orion comes out. I wish there would have been more Orion, he was the romantic that Artemis never seems to be.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The comedy was still present in this book. The characters were fantastic – especially Juliet’s memory of the People coming back. The only thing I didn’t like was how easy the characters seemed to make it out of their sticky situations. How many more times can we get out of this unscathed? A good question indeed.

Bookshelf worthy? Electronic or support your public library!

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