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The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, Bk 2)
The Arctic Incident - Artemis Fowl, Bk 2
Author: Eoin Colfer
ISBN-13: 9780786817085
ISBN-10: 0786817089
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 226 ratings
Publisher: Miramax
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This book felt a little slow at the start and I was thinking that I liked this first book better. But midway through, it really picked up and the end had me excited and reading quickly.
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Helpful Score: 3
lots of fun. More development of the ethical implications of Artemis' actions. Definitely makes me want to read more of the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
The second book in the Artemis Fowl series, it was a quick read, very entertaining. The same characters that we saw in the first book, with a few new faces, and an entirely new evil plot by the now-13-year-old criminal mastermind. Very good for a quick and easy read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was very good and the character Artemis is becoming more likable, if it's possible as he's trying to be a criminal mastermind. His connections with the fairies is definitely improving his demeanor and I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book even more than the first. It was longer and I thought it was better rounded out.
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Nuclear radiation, nuclear family, fairies, a submarine, goblins with special weapons, counterfeiting, gold, and a tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist centaur ... What more do you need?
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Helpful Score: 1
Not at all as good as the first one, nor as funny. Except for the protagonist, characters seemed one dimensional. No big plot surprises either. While the first book could capture an adult audience, this one really cannot. I do not plan on continuing with the series.
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YOUNG ADULT BOOK. FAST, FUNNY & VERY EXCITING.
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Eoin Colfer is a master and the second book is just as great as the first! Artemis, Holly, and yes, even Mulch, return in the Arctic Incident as they struggle to save Haven and Artemis the First. A beautiful series with humor and sprinkled with fascinating facts (but you would never notice your learning things between all the action!)
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Loved this book and all the fowl novels...These kind of books are fun regardless of age!
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Another great installment in the series!
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My son says this is a very good book/ series.
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I really enjoyed this book. A good sequel to the original.
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Very interesting and exciting and original story! Can't wait to read the others!
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This is a great series for all ages. Quick light reads that are quite entertaining.
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This book was very good and the character Artemis is becoming more likable, if it's possible as he's trying to be a criminal mastermind. His connections with the fairies is definitely improving his demeanor and I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.
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Great follow up to the first Artemis Fowl book!
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Cute book. Artemis is a genius! Enjoyed it.
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This series is great for young readers who like Harry Potter or Eragon. It is also an easier read then the above books.
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Science Fiction Mystery
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Second book in the Artemis Foul series. Artemis finds his father with the help of the fairies.
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Wonderful sequel to a wonderful book.
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Very engaging book. I was surprised how much I liked it, as an adult. The author spins a fun tale about a boy-genius who discovers the covert world of fairies and their police force.
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This book was very good and the character Artemis is becoming more likable, if it's possible as he's trying to be a criminal mastermind. His connections with the fairies is definitely improving his demeanor and I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.
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At the start of his second adventure, Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent video email from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya-a man Aretemis had thought he would never see again; his beloved father. As Artemis rushes to his recue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short ofteh LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.
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great book!!!!
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The worlds most youngetst, brightest,and dangerous mastermind is back!
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This is Book 2 in Colfer's Artemis Fowl series - I read the first one, wasn't all that into it, but sort of wanted to like the series enough that I read this one too. Nope - still wasn't very into it.
In this one, the 13-year-old amoral genius Artemis Fowl gets a little bit less amoral, as he ventures to the radioactive (why?) Arctic to rescue his father, who's been kidnapped by the Russian "Mafiya." At the same time, the LEPrecon headquarters gets taken over by a traitor in their midst, and in order for them to both solve their problems, Artemis and the fairy Holly Short must team together - and even recruit a criminal dwarf to help out.
The book is, I believe, aimed at kids around 10-12 years old. It's a bit too simplistic for me, I can't get into the Fairy Police Force being exactly like a human police force, and the humor is rather crude (lots of fart jokes).
This may be other people's cup of tea... but not really mine.
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This is a great kids read.
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Artemis Fowl--beloved by both my children--re-read!
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Continued well from 1st book.
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This book was very good and the character Artemis is becoming more likable, if it's possible as he's trying to be a criminal mastermind. His connections with the fairies is definitely improving his demeanor and I'm looking forward to reading more books in the series.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

I didn't discover the delight that is the Artemis Fowl series until a week ago, when I read ARTEMIS FOWL in one day. So, of course, I had to pick up a copy of THE ARCTIC INCIDENT right away, to see if it was as good as the first. It definitely is, and in my own humble opinion, I think I liked it even better than the first book. There are points throughout the book where Artemis, now thirteen, shows a softer, more vulnerable side that I truly enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, he's still an evil genius, but he's an evil genius with heart, and you can't help but love him.

Now that Angeline Fowl is out of her depression, thanks to some fairy magic from Captain Holly Short, she's sent Artemis back to Saint Bartelby's School for Young Gentlemen in Ireland. Artemis is having quite a large amount of fun flumoxing the school's counselor, Dr. Po, when he gets an urgent message from Butler, his bodyguard/butler/majordomo--it seems that Artemis Fowl the First is alive in Russia, being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya.

Young Artemis, of course, immediately sets out to devise a scheme to rescue his father. It's been almost two years since Artemis Senior was last heard from, and his son is most eager to bring him home. Before he can work out a devious scheme, though, he's visited by none other than Captain Short and her superior, Commander Root, and brought down to Haven City and into Police Plaza. It seems the goblin triad, the B'Wa Kell, have a human counterpart aiding in their smuggling, and Artemis the Second is, quite justly I believe, suspected of being that human.

The fairies soon realize, however, that this time Artemis Fowl isn't the bad guy in this problem. But now they'd like Artemis and Butler's help in figuring out who is behind the allaince between the goblins and the Mud Men--and Artemis is quite willing to help them out, in exchange for the fairies help in rescuing his father.

What follows is an action-packed story of good versus evil below ground, with deceptions, backstabbing, and revenge taking center stage. As Holly, Root, Butler, and Artemis race to save Haven City from being destroyed, some of the same characters from the first book make appearances--Foaly, Mulch Diggums, Cudgeon, and Captain Trouble. There's also a new foe in THE ARCTIC INCIDENT, Opal Koboi, to be dealt with.

I highly recommend the ARTEMIS FOWL series to anyone and everyone. Highly enjoyable, thoroughly entertaining, and not soon forgotten.
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A kinder, gentler, Artemis Fowl. Sigh.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

I didn't discover the delight that is the Artemis Fowl series until a week ago, when I read ARTEMIS FOWL in one day. So, of course, I had to pick up a copy of THE ARCTIC INCIDENT right away, to see if it was as good as the first. It definitely is, and in my own humble opinion, I think I liked it even better than the first book. There are points throughout the book where Artemis, now thirteen, shows a softer, more vulnerable side that I truly enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, he's still an evil genius, but he's an evil genius with heart, and you can't help but love him.

Now that Angeline Fowl is out of her depression, thanks to some fairy magic from Captain Holly Short, she's sent Artemis back to Saint Bartelby's School for Young Gentlemen in Ireland. Artemis is having quite a large amount of fun flumoxing the school's counselor, Dr. Po, when he gets an urgent message from Butler, his bodyguard/butler/majordomo--it seems that Artemis Fowl the First is alive in Russia, being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya.

Young Artemis, of course, immediately sets out to devise a scheme to rescue his father. It's been almost two years since Artemis Senior was last heard from, and his son is most eager to bring him home. Before he can work out a devious scheme, though, he's visited by none other than Captain Short and her superior, Commander Root, and brought down to Haven City and into Police Plaza. It seems the goblin triad, the B'Wa Kell, have a human counterpart aiding in their smuggling, and Artemis the Second is, quite justly I believe, suspected of being that human.

The fairies soon realize, however, that this time Artemis Fowl isn't the bad guy in this problem. But now they'd like Artemis and Butler's help in figuring out who is behind the allaince between the goblins and the Mud Men--and Artemis is quite willing to help them out, in exchange for the fairies help in rescuing his father.

What follows is an action-packed story of good versus evil below ground, with deceptions, backstabbing, and revenge taking center stage. As Holly, Root, Butler, and Artemis race to save Haven City from being destroyed, some of the same characters from the first book make appearances--Foaly, Mulch Diggums, Cudgeon, and Captain Trouble. There's also a new foe in THE ARCTIC INCIDENT, Opal Koboi, to be dealt with.

I highly recommend the ARTEMIS FOWL series to anyone and everyone. Highly enjoyable, thoroughly entertaining, and not soon forgotten.
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My son loves this series and he's picky about books.
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My son loves this entire series. Some nice twists. Not the same old...
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This one's just as good if not better than the first of the series. More emotional, too.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

I didn't discover the delight that is the Artemis Fowl series until a week ago, when I read ARTEMIS FOWL in one day. So, of course, I had to pick up a copy of THE ARCTIC INCIDENT right away, to see if it was as good as the first. It definitely is, and in my own humble opinion, I think I liked it even better than the first book. There are points throughout the book where Artemis, now thirteen, shows a softer, more vulnerable side that I truly enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, he's still an evil genius, but he's an evil genius with heart, and you can't help but love him.

Now that Angeline Fowl is out of her depression, thanks to some fairy magic from Captain Holly Short, she's sent Artemis back to Saint Bartelby's School for Young Gentlemen in Ireland. Artemis is having quite a large amount of fun flumoxing the school's counselor, Dr. Po, when he gets an urgent message from Butler, his bodyguard/butler/majordomo--it seems that Artemis Fowl the First is alive in Russia, being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya.

Young Artemis, of course, immediately sets out to devise a scheme to rescue his father. It's been almost two years since Artemis Senior was last heard from, and his son is most eager to bring him home. Before he can work out a devious scheme, though, he's visited by none other than Captain Short and her superior, Commander Root, and brought down to Haven City and into Police Plaza. It seems the goblin triad, the B'Wa Kell, have a human counterpart aiding in their smuggling, and Artemis the Second is, quite justly I believe, suspected of being that human.

The fairies soon realize, however, that this time Artemis Fowl isn't the bad guy in this problem. But now they'd like Artemis and Butler's help in figuring out who is behind the allaince between the goblins and the Mud Men--and Artemis is quite willing to help them out, in exchange for the fairies help in rescuing his father.

What follows is an action-packed story of good versus evil below ground, with deceptions, backstabbing, and revenge taking center stage. As Holly, Root, Butler, and Artemis race to save Haven City from being destroyed, some of the same characters from the first book make appearances--Foaly, Mulch Diggums, Cudgeon, and Captain Trouble. There's also a new foe in THE ARCTIC INCIDENT, Opal Koboi, to be dealt with.

I highly recommend the ARTEMIS FOWL series to anyone and everyone. Highly enjoyable, thoroughly entertaining, and not soon forgotten.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

I didn't discover the delight that is the Artemis Fowl series until a week ago, when I read ARTEMIS FOWL in one day. So, of course, I had to pick up a copy of THE ARCTIC INCIDENT right away, to see if it was as good as the first. It definitely is, and in my own humble opinion, I think I liked it even better than the first book. There are points throughout the book where Artemis, now thirteen, shows a softer, more vulnerable side that I truly enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, he's still an evil genius, but he's an evil genius with heart, and you can't help but love him.

Now that Angeline Fowl is out of her depression, thanks to some fairy magic from Captain Holly Short, she's sent Artemis back to Saint Bartelby's School for Young Gentlemen in Ireland. Artemis is having quite a large amount of fun flumoxing the school's counselor, Dr. Po, when he gets an urgent message from Butler, his bodyguard/butler/majordomo--it seems that Artemis Fowl the First is alive in Russia, being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya.

Young Artemis, of course, immediately sets out to devise a scheme to rescue his father. It's been almost two years since Artemis Senior was last heard from, and his son is most eager to bring him home. Before he can work out a devious scheme, though, he's visited by none other than Captain Short and her superior, Commander Root, and brought down to Haven City and into Police Plaza. It seems the goblin triad, the B'Wa Kell, have a human counterpart aiding in their smuggling, and Artemis the Second is, quite justly I believe, suspected of being that human.

The fairies soon realize, however, that this time Artemis Fowl isn't the bad guy in this problem. But now they'd like Artemis and Butler's help in figuring out who is behind the allaince between the goblins and the Mud Men--and Artemis is quite willing to help them out, in exchange for the fairies help in rescuing his father.

What follows is an action-packed story of good versus evil below ground, with deceptions, backstabbing, and revenge taking center stage. As Holly, Root, Butler, and Artemis race to save Haven City from being destroyed, some of the same characters from the first book make appearances--Foaly, Mulch Diggums, Cudgeon, and Captain Trouble. There's also a new foe in THE ARCTIC INCIDENT, Opal Koboi, to be dealt with.

I highly recommend the ARTEMIS FOWL series to anyone and everyone. Highly enjoyable, thoroughly entertaining, and not soon forgotten.
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I didn't discover the delight that is the Artemis Fowl series until a week ago, when I read ARTEMIS FOWL in one day. So, of course, I had to pick up a copy of THE ARCTIC INCIDENT right away, to see if it was as good as the first. It definitely is, and in my own humble opinion, I think I liked it even better than the first book. There are points throughout the book where Artemis, now thirteen, shows a softer, more vulnerable side that I truly enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, he's still an evil genius, but he's an evil genius with heart, and you can't help but love him.

Now that Angeline Fowl is out of her depression, thanks to some fairy magic from Captain Holly Short, she's sent Artemis back to Saint Bartelby's School for Young Gentlemen in Ireland. Artemis is having quite a large amount of fun flumoxing the school's counselor, Dr. Po, when he gets an urgent message from Butler, his bodyguard/butler/majordomo--it seems that Artemis Fowl the First is alive in Russia, being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya.

Young Artemis, of course, immediately sets out to devise a scheme to rescue his father. It's been almost two years since Artemis Senior was last heard from, and his son is most eager to bring him home. Before he can work out a devious scheme, though, he's visited by none other than Captain Short and her superior, Commander Root, and brought down to Haven City and into Police Plaza. It seems the goblin triad, the B'Wa Kell, have a human counterpart aiding in their smuggling, and Artemis the Second is, quite justly I believe, suspected of being that human.

The fairies soon realize, however, that this time Artemis Fowl isn't the bad guy in this problem. But now they'd like Artemis and Butler's help in figuring out who is behind the allaince between the goblins and the Mud Men--and Artemis is quite willing to help them out, in exchange for the fairies help in rescuing his father.

What follows is an action-packed story of good versus evil below ground, with deceptions, backstabbing, and revenge taking center stage. As Holly, Root, Butler, and Artemis race to save Haven City from being destroyed, some of the same characters from the first book make appearances--Foaly, Mulch Diggums, Cudgeon, and Captain Trouble. There's also a new foe in THE ARCTIC INCIDENT, Opal Koboi, to be dealt with.

I highly recommend the ARTEMIS FOWL series to anyone and everyone. Highly enjoyable, thoroughly entertaining, and not soon forgotten.
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Enjoyed this book.
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I didn't read it. I wasn't in the mood for such an adventure.