Monday, December 21, 2009

The Opal Deception

Evil pixie, Opal Koboi is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People, this time she wants the lot. Everyone is under threat - humans and fairies alike. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. And the 14-year-old genius Holly is thinking of can't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her? Gold usually does the trick with that young man and this time is no different. Together Artemis, Holly, Mulch and Butler foil Opal Koboi's plans for world domination.

Opal Koboi is back and seeking revenge. She wants world domination and she wants Holly Short and Artemis Fowl to pay for their part in her incarceration. When Holly Short is accused of murdering Commander Julius Root, her mentor, she needs help to bring Opal Koboi back to justice, and the only person she trusts is Artemis Fowl. She just hopes that she can refresh his memory. In the previous book Artemis and his bodyguard Butler were mind-wiped.

This book was a re-introduction of sorts for Artemis and Holly. And it's wonderful to see their new/old friendship flourish. Butler needs to find and protect Artemis was touching, it's more than just being his job, he truly is concerned about him. The little tidbits of strange information that both Artemis and Butler experience was well written, it showed their confusion but also a sort of understanding that they couldn't quite place. I didn't like Opal the first time around and I still couldn't stand her in this book either. She is truly a despicable genius. One of those character you love to hate.

The book was jammed packed with adventure and humorous events. And I couldn't put it down.

The Opal Deception by Eion Colfer (4/5) Young Reader; Fantasy; Published: Miramax (5/05); Series: # 4, Artemis Fowl; 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge (6); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (148);

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