Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

 The Artemis Fowl series incorporates action, adventure, fantasy, cool fight scenes, using your brain to overcome brawn, and the importance of forming lasting friendships with people. Even interracial or interspecies ones! Master Fowl doesn't always do the right thing, but he learns from his mistakes. His wit keeps me coming back. Pick up this series (if you haven't) if any of that sounds up your alley.

The newest installment of the Artemis Fowl series doesn't disappoint. Artemis is back, with Butler and Holly in tow. This time around, they are trying to save Artemis's mother from a mysterious disease, Spelltropy. The fairy folk thought they had wiped out this disease long ago, but Artemis fears he contracted in while in the time continuum, and passed it onto her while trying to heal her. Unfortunately, the cure for the disease has also been wiped out.

The team has to go back in time to find the key to Mrs. Fowl's antidote. With the help of No. 1, Artemis and Holly travel back to before they have even met! A much more devious 10-year old Artemis has plans to wipe out his future mother's only hope of survival! Artemis vs. Artemis, anything could happen--and it does.

Colfer does a good job of keeping familiar characters a part of the story, Mulch Diggums makes an appearance, as does Foley. One other character appears, but I won't give that away. He does a fantastic job of explaining some unanswered questions, and setting up for even greater adventures. We see a much more mature Artemis this time around, one that thinks about others before himself. Quite a change from Book 1, but a welcome one.
"If I had done nothing then nothing would have needed to be done," (Colfer, 2008).
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If you liked this, check out:
Artemis Fowl (Book 1) by Eoin Colfer
Magyk (Septimus Heap) by Angie Sage
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Colfer, Eoin. (2008). Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox. Hyperion Books for Children: New York, NY.

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