This series is great for young readers who like Harry Potter or Eragon. It is also an easier read then the above books.
Seriously a lot of fun, older kids (contains very minor swearing) AND adults will love this one. I honestly don't know which it was intended for, but we all enjoyed it. If you liked the Lemony Snickett type stuff, you'll really like this.
Boy Genius/Mastermind Criminal Artemis Fowl kidnaps a fairy to find mythic gold. What he doesn't know is that this isn't a regular fairy, it is Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit and they are all dangerous. Lots of fun for kids and adults.
If you like antagonists with a twist then you will love "Artemis Fowl." The stories are very technology driven, but they don't talk down to you at all which is great for technophobe's everywhere. The subtle way that Colfer draws fantasy and reality together so seamlessly is incredible. Not to mention the moral thread he has managed to tie in without beating you over the head with an Aesop's Moral of the Story sort of end. Definitely a book to take to your comfy chair, they will keep you entertained and interested the whole time.
In the first book of the series we meet Artemis Fowl a young criminal mastermind intent on learning the fairies secrets and stealing the fairies gold. In order to do this Artemis takes on captures and kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the L.E.P.Recon police unit. Captain Foaly is very upset over this and will stop at nothing to get Captain Holly Short back however! Luckily Artemis is aided by his Butler who is oddly enough named Butler and his sister to help him in his quest to steal the fairies gold. But in order to succeed Artemis must escape the Time Field and time is running out!! Will Artemis escape the time field? Will Artemis get away with stealing gold? Will Captain Holly Short escape Artemis and live? To find out get this book now!