Review: Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex

Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common in guilt-ridden fairies. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly’s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind—and the grips of a giant squid—in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

I have really enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series. I’ve been looking forward to the release of what I thought would be the final book in the Artemis Fowl series. I hope this is not the last book. Too many things are left unanswered and unresolved leaving this series open to another adventure.

Of the books in this series The Atlantis Complex was probably my least favorite. Don’t get me wrong I was happy to hear more from all my favorite characters. Butler, Juliet, Foaly, Mulch, Holly and Artemis all working together makes for a fun filled adventure. The problem I had with this book was that Artemis Fowl’s alter ego “Orion” nearly drove me crazy through the first half of the book. I also had a hard time visualizing several scenes in this book. My ten year old daughter used this book for her book report and asked me exactly how something happened so I know she had trouble visualizing the same scene I struggled with.

Dear Eoin Colfer,
I’m anxiously awaiting the release of the next Artemis Fowl book. Please start writing it ASAP.
~Inspired Kathy

Content: A clean read

Rating: 4 stars