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The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list. After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list. After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding—only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.


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The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list. After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he The evil pixie Opal Koboi has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis Fowl is at the top of her list. After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis had his mind wiped of his memories of the world belowground. But they have not forgotten about him. Once again, he must stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding—only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.

30 review for The Opal Deception

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    (A-) 83% | Very Good Notes: Wherein characters experience life-altering change, and the villain is partial to absent murder by complex deathtrap.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nina

    the code on the bottom of the pages says the following: A recruitment letter from the centaur Foaly, technical consultant, to the lower elements police. Trsuted ally, If you have decoded this gnommish message, then you are a deputy officer in the lower elements police. You will not be aware of this fact because it is the custom of the LEP to mindwipe oour human allies. We do this so they cannot remember being recruited. If you cannot remember the fairy people or our underground city, then you can the code on the bottom of the pages says the following: A recruitment letter from the centaur Foaly, technical consultant, to the lower elements police. Trsuted ally, If you have decoded this gnommish message, then you are a deputy officer in the lower elements police. You will not be aware of this fact because it is the custom of the LEP to mindwipe oour human allies. We do this so they cannot remember being recruited. If you cannot remember the fairy people or our underground city, then you cannot betray our existance to the greedy humans. Of course, not all humans are greedy. You, deputy, are a noble member of your species. And clever too. We only recruit the best. Our intellegence department has studied your file and concluded that you were suitable for LEP membership. At the moment, you are only a deputy officer. To become a fully fledged officer, you must complete four tasks. Number one, decode this message. Something you are well on your way to completeing. Number two, save the life of a member of another species. You can complete this task in any number of ways. Open a window to release a trapped fly. Build a birdbath in your garden. Release a mouse from a trap. Number three, acheieve a perfect score on a school test or homework assignment. In this job, you need to be smart as well as fit. Number four, wash yourself every day for a week. This is a difficult assignment, especially for human boys, who do not like contact with water. If you are going to work underground, often in crampted tunnels, you appreciate a partner who does not smell like a hermit dwarf. Once you have completed these tasks, you must summon your recruiting officer in the ancient fashion. Go to your back yard, or nearest green area. Make sure you are not being watched. Find a soft spot of ground and burrow a six-inch hole with a broom handle or a short stick. When the hole is ready, type out the letters LEP in morse code. The code is as follows: L= tap-tap-wiggle-tap. E= wiggle-wiggle-tap. P= tap-wiggle-drill. Do this at least a hundred times and our underground sensors will pick up the vibrations and send and LEP officer with your uniform and orders. Good luck deputy, Foaly it repeats itself several times throughout the bottom.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) , Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, is a teen fantasy novel published in 2005, the 4th book in the Artemis Fowl series by the Irish author Eoin Colfer. Preceded by Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code and followed by Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony, it is centred on the brilliant pixie Opal Koboi's second try at rebellion and Artemis Fowl II and his fairy comrades' efforts to stop her. The book begins with the pixie Opal Koboi faking a coma inside a hosp The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) , Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, is a teen fantasy novel published in 2005, the 4th book in the Artemis Fowl series by the Irish author Eoin Colfer. Preceded by Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code and followed by Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony, it is centred on the brilliant pixie Opal Koboi's second try at rebellion and Artemis Fowl II and his fairy comrades' efforts to stop her. The book begins with the pixie Opal Koboi faking a coma inside a hospital to avoid incarceration by the Lower Elements Police (LEP) after her failed rebellion and attempt of world domination. تاریخ نخستسن خوانش: روز هفتم ماه جولای سال 2017 میلادی عنوان: آرتمیس فاول و انتقام اپال: کتاب چهارم از سری آرتمیس فاول؛ نویسنده: ایون(اوئن) کالفر؛ مترجم: شیدا رنجبر؛ تهران، افق، 1385، در 452 ص؛ شابک: 9643633139؛ چاپ دوم 1386؛ چاپ سوم 1387؛ شابک: 9789643693138؛ چاپ چهارم 1389؛ چاپ پنجم 1390؛ چاپ ششم 1392؛ چاپ هشتم 1397؛ موضوع: داستانهای نوجوانان از نویسندگان ایرلندی - سده 21 م شخصیت اصلی «آرتمیس فاول»، نوجوانی نابغه، تبهکار و ماجراجو است. کتاب چهارم، دومین تلاش «اپال کوبویی» برای سلطه بر جهان را نقل می‌کند. پس از نخستین تلاش ناموفق او در «آرتمیس فاول و ماجرای شمال»، «اپال کوبویی»، «جیوانی زیتو» را باورمند می‌کند، که یک کاوشگر را به درون زمین برای کشف دنیای «اجنه» و «پری» بفرستد. در این کتاب خوانشگر درمییابد که چگونه «آرتمیس» و دوست نزدیکش تلاش می‌کنند تا از فاش شدن داستان «اجنه» و «پری» و برخورد انسانها با آن‌ها و رخداد جنگ، و پایان دنیای «اجنه» جلوگیری کنند. در این جلد «اپال» موفق می‌شود که «جولیوس روت» فرمانده نیروی ویژه را به قتل برساند. ا. شربیانی

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    Friendship isn't a science mudboy. Just do what you think is right. This book has so much action...so much thrill...so much excitement that I couldn't stop reading. I CAN'T stop!! I am completely under the influence of this series and can't take rest till the last book. About Opal Koboi Opal is also very intelligent. Like Artemis. But her plans are evil. She is very hungry for POWER!! I liked the way she is written as an evil-minded Fairy. OVERVIEW Opal plans to take revenge from thos Friendship isn't a science mudboy. Just do what you think is right. This book has so much action...so much thrill...so much excitement that I couldn't stop reading. I CAN'T stop!! I am completely under the influence of this series and can't take rest till the last book. About Opal Koboi Opal is also very intelligent. Like Artemis. But her plans are evil. She is very hungry for POWER!! I liked the way she is written as an evil-minded Fairy. OVERVIEW Opal plans to take revenge from those who stopped her rebellion in the 2nd book. She frames Holly in very serious matter. (view spoiler)[ In the murder of Commander Root (hide spoiler)] She also tries to kill Artemis for which I was soooo angry to kill her. But Artemis, of course, is saved by his bodyguard. As we know, Fairies had wiped the memory of their existence from Artemis' mind in the last book for a reason. So he doesn't know about them. But he when Holly comes for his help, He gets ready to help. ●●●● One thing I didn't like that Artemis was completely blank. He didn't remember anything about his adventures with Fairies. This fact makes the book exciting but don't know why I couldn't like it that much. If only I could remember. If only I knew what I know. 4 books left!! [image error]

  5. 4 out of 5

    Veronique

    At the end of The Eternity Code, Artemis and Butler had their memory wiped of all things pertaining to the fairy world. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to see how our master genius would foil this. In the meantime, Opal is out and bent on revenge and destruction, and she is one angry, nasty, devious little thing. It of course takes Holly, Artemis, Butler and Mulch to deal with it :0) Colfer has created one brilliant world and cast, and yet, he keeps re-inventing parts of it by turning the table on us, At the end of The Eternity Code, Artemis and Butler had their memory wiped of all things pertaining to the fairy world. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to see how our master genius would foil this. In the meantime, Opal is out and bent on revenge and destruction, and she is one angry, nasty, devious little thing. It of course takes Holly, Artemis, Butler and Mulch to deal with it :0) Colfer has created one brilliant world and cast, and yet, he keeps re-inventing parts of it by turning the table on us, sometimes even at great cost! I’m impressed.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads)

    “If we make it through this, we will be friends. Bonded by trauma.” Oh myyyy GOD !!! I love every character's development throughout the series. The plot line presents in how we had followed their journey so far is so heart-wrenching and emotional much. It's just so memorable and I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS HERE. They're all my baes

  7. 5 out of 5

    BAM The Bibliomaniac

    "It's about me! It's always about me! I'm the only important one here!" Great book for the fourth in the series! More fairy action, which is what I loved about the first book. Artemis gets a soul.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Iset

    The Opal Deception was definitely my favourite in the Artemis Fowl series back in the day. It comes off the back of a huge cliffhanger in the previous book, the stakes are higher than ever, and this book definitely continues the trend established in The Eternity Code of taking a dark turn. The previous book had serious consequences for our characters, but they were ultimately rescued from those consequences, with admittedly a large cost paid. The Opal Deception goes even darker, with consequence The Opal Deception was definitely my favourite in the Artemis Fowl series back in the day. It comes off the back of a huge cliffhanger in the previous book, the stakes are higher than ever, and this book definitely continues the trend established in The Eternity Code of taking a dark turn. The previous book had serious consequences for our characters, but they were ultimately rescued from those consequences, with admittedly a large cost paid. The Opal Deception goes even darker, with consequences there’s no rescue from, and definitely throwing our protagonists out from the frying pan straight into the fire. There’s non-stop thrilling action from start to finish in this one too, and the sheer variety of scrapes and situations the characters face make this the series’ best rollercoaster of an adventure, in my opinion. And yet there is character stuff here too. A lot of the emotional tension comes from (view spoiler)[wondering whether or not Artemis will ever regain his memories of the friends he valued so highly, and doing it against a backdrop of potentially losing those friends. (hide spoiler)] Colfer is always great at the show-don’t-tell maxim though, weaving this emotional growth into the unfolding action a bit at a time – and incidentally, keeping us reading the series by having his characters grow at a slow pace whilst the fast-paced action takes the forefront of our attention. I remember being on the edge of my seat the first time I read this. Admittedly nowadays I wasn’t quite as gripped; but of course I already knew what was going to happen, since this was a re-read. Highly recommended to all you YA fantasy fans out there. Although the Artemis Fowl series is aimed at pre-teens, it’s definitely enjoyable for adults, and considering the state of the YA genre these days if you want something that is not set in a school, where the main character is not a special snowflake (well, aside from being precociously smart), where there are no paranormal romances or love triangles, but has genuine action, plot, and fantasy aplenty, with the added bonus of cool gadgetry – you may find what you’re looking for here. 9 out of 10

  9. 5 out of 5

    Connor

    Artemis Fowl begins another fantastical adventure with Captain Holly Short, Mulch the Dwarf, and Butler to save the world as we know it. I had forgotten how entertaining and truly enjoyable these books are. Shame on me. I really liked getting back into this world and reading the funny one liners the characters say to one another. The writing is hilarious and very fast-paced. There is always something important happening to keep you turning the pages, and the characters are so lovable that you ca Artemis Fowl begins another fantastical adventure with Captain Holly Short, Mulch the Dwarf, and Butler to save the world as we know it. I had forgotten how entertaining and truly enjoyable these books are. Shame on me. I really liked getting back into this world and reading the funny one liners the characters say to one another. The writing is hilarious and very fast-paced. There is always something important happening to keep you turning the pages, and the characters are so lovable that you can't help but cheer for them. Needless to say, I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    The Opal Deception was so freaking good! I still think it's beyond weird how I never read these book when I was in school. Thank god I'm starting them now because I'm hooked and I can't wait till I get my hands on the next book in this series. I'm so happy that I got to see my favorite character Mulch again! I'm also really happy that the whole gang is back too. Well, not everyone.. but hey I'll take what I can get. Artemis is back and I love it! The villain is Opal, who is very intelligent. Where The Opal Deception was so freaking good! I still think it's beyond weird how I never read these book when I was in school. Thank god I'm starting them now because I'm hooked and I can't wait till I get my hands on the next book in this series. I'm so happy that I got to see my favorite character Mulch again! I'm also really happy that the whole gang is back too. Well, not everyone.. but hey I'll take what I can get. Artemis is back and I love it! The villain is Opal, who is very intelligent. Where her character was involved I feel like I was also second guessing myself. I always thought I knew where things would be heading and then find out that I was completely wrong. Which is why I loved the little twists and turns within this book. Holly, Butler, Mulch, and Artemis are probably my favorite group of people ever. I love how they all work so well with each other. I like how together they are stronger and smarter than any villain out there - but apart they aren't. Besides being super happy that everyone I love is back in my life.. I mean this book. The overall outcome was just fantastic. I loved getting to see a different side of Artemis in a way because he was slowly learning back his memories. When he did remember someone it just left me overjoyed. I seriously can't wait to dive into the next book. I definitely need more of Holly and Artemis right now!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kimberley doruyter

    the best ending so far. and the bad girl gets what's coming.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Drewthereader20

    I really enjoyed this book. So far this whole sereies is a 4-4.5/5 stars!(:

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    Similar to the previous one, I enjoyed this :) I love how quick these books are, and how easily they are to get into. Aside from a few things that didn’t seem quite natural near the end, it was a solid read.

  14. 5 out of 5

    C.P. Cabaniss

    Each time I reread one of these, I'm reminded of why I loved this series when I was younger. It has fun characters, interesting stories, and is very well written. This one started out where the last ended and still gave that bittersweet feeling. We were immediately thrown into the action and some devastating events took place. But we got our team together and were able to see them in all their glory. There was a little less Foaly this time, I think, but he still played a key role. The ending was Each time I reread one of these, I'm reminded of why I loved this series when I was younger. It has fun characters, interesting stories, and is very well written. This one started out where the last ended and still gave that bittersweet feeling. We were immediately thrown into the action and some devastating events took place. But we got our team together and were able to see them in all their glory. There was a little less Foaly this time, I think, but he still played a key role. The ending was still bittersweet, but sets up for a lot of great things in the future. I can't wait to continue the rest of the series. I enjoy Nathaniel Parker as the narrator for this series. He voices all of the characters very well. My only issue was his voicing of Opal, which I found a bit awkward. It was very different from what I imagined. It was still a solid performance.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sara Rastakhiz

    well actually thus is the first book i read in this series cuz the others werent in the library and there was only the opal deception and the north and the eternity code and since me and my friend didnt know wich one was first we each took the one that seemed more interesting and really i think this one IS among the more intersting books of the series here we see trust and friendship and we see loyalty to the good side always pays off and of course stupidity has no end!!! ( meaning the new comman well actually thus is the first book i read in this series cuz the others werent in the library and there was only the opal deception and the north and the eternity code and since me and my friend didnt know wich one was first we each took the one that seemed more interesting and really i think this one IS among the more intersting books of the series here we see trust and friendship and we see loyalty to the good side always pays off and of course stupidity has no end!!! ( meaning the new commander) i have always loved Holy and saw her as a strong character that girls can really learn from ! there is no sign of the romantic heroin and all thise romantic stuff ( i really hate romance) i always wanted to be like Artemis BUT i always wanted to have a sister or friend like Holy!!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    SuperHeroQwimm

    I'm looking forward to seeing how Artemis will continue to change. I'm also excited that I like Holly now.

  17. 4 out of 5

    LJ

    ARTEMIS FOWL: THE OPAL DECEPTION (Fantasy) – VG Colfer, Eoin – 4th in series Miramax Books, 2005, Hardcover Artemis had his mind wiped of his memory of the fairie world and has returned to his criminal ways. He and his man Butler are in Berlin to steal a famous oft-stolen painting so that Artemis can be the youngest person to ever have stolen it. Meanwhile, Opal Koboi, that evil pixie who has been in a self-induced coma, has foiled authorities and is out for revenge on enemies, particularly Artemis ARTEMIS FOWL: THE OPAL DECEPTION (Fantasy) – VG Colfer, Eoin – 4th in series Miramax Books, 2005, Hardcover Artemis had his mind wiped of his memory of the fairie world and has returned to his criminal ways. He and his man Butler are in Berlin to steal a famous oft-stolen painting so that Artemis can be the youngest person to ever have stolen it. Meanwhile, Opal Koboi, that evil pixie who has been in a self-induced coma, has foiled authorities and is out for revenge on enemies, particularly Artemis. *** What a delightful book! Whenever I need a break from mystery, I go to fantasy and this is a series I love. The gang is back; Holly Short, Foaly the centaur, and Mulch Duggums. The writing is clever as is the story, and I loved the ending. It doesn't matter whether you're 7 or 70, if you enjoy fantasy, you'll enjoy Artemis; but do start with the first book. Fun reading!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Susy

    3.5 stars Though I truly liked this book there were a few things that bothered me. (view spoiler)[First of all it seemed like a repetition of book 2 where this time not Foaly but Holly gets framed. Also in the previous book it was said that Butler had aged like 15 years, had trouble even walking up a stairs and would not be working as Artemis’ bodyguard anymore but not only does he get back to his job (which I can believe as a result of the mind sweep), he jumps out of the window, in time ,and wi 3.5 stars Though I truly liked this book there were a few things that bothered me. (view spoiler)[First of all it seemed like a repetition of book 2 where this time not Foaly but Holly gets framed. Also in the previous book it was said that Butler had aged like 15 years, had trouble even walking up a stairs and would not be working as Artemis’ bodyguard anymore but not only does he get back to his job (which I can believe as a result of the mind sweep), he jumps out of the window, in time ,and without too much harm? If Opal is as smart as Artemis, shouldn’t she had seen through the distraction sooner? Artemis falling apart was unbelievable, especially since he was his harsh old self again (but even without that). Finally what bothered me was why Artemis and Butler didn’t get a mind sweep this time. Especially since the new commander wasn’t really one of their fans… (hide spoiler)]

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nicky

    The Artemis Fowl books are very good when you need a break from heavy 'grown-up' books. They're fun little adventure stories, and this book isn't an exception. It's not totally light: there is substance -- death happens, the characters are in real danger, actions have consequences, the friendships formed between the characters are real... But it's easy to read, a quick read, and it's a lot of fun. In this book, I could've done with a bit more weight given to the death of a main character, but I l The Artemis Fowl books are very good when you need a break from heavy 'grown-up' books. They're fun little adventure stories, and this book isn't an exception. It's not totally light: there is substance -- death happens, the characters are in real danger, actions have consequences, the friendships formed between the characters are real... But it's easy to read, a quick read, and it's a lot of fun. In this book, I could've done with a bit more weight given to the death of a main character, but I love what Holly does at the end, and I look forward to the changes that'll bring to the series!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn Dunn (super fangirl!)

    One of the best series i have ever read!! i love it

  21. 5 out of 5

    John Loyd

    Opal Koboi, who tried to take over the fairy world in book two, had a contingency plan. It took a year of being in an induced coma, but she escaped and has plans to take over the world starting with revenge on those that thwarted her last plan. The ingenious part of the plan is that everyone still thinks she's in that coma. When she wreaks havoc no one suspects her, and she makes Holly a fugitive. Artemis doesn't even remember Opal or anything with fairies because that's been wiped from his mind Opal Koboi, who tried to take over the fairy world in book two, had a contingency plan. It took a year of being in an induced coma, but she escaped and has plans to take over the world starting with revenge on those that thwarted her last plan. The ingenious part of the plan is that everyone still thinks she's in that coma. When she wreaks havoc no one suspects her, and she makes Holly a fugitive. Artemis doesn't even remember Opal or anything with fairies because that's been wiped from his mind. Once they save themselves multiple times, Holly, Artemis, Butler and Mulch get together again to save the world. The physics is getting more outlandish and dwarfs have even more hidden talents, so don't focus on that. It's a sophisticated cartoon. The characters are getting more depth. 4 of 5 stars. If you liked the first three, you'll like this one. I read a couple of lines that are in the footer, where they use a replacement font. From what I can tell it talks about the talents that dwarfs have. In one of the previous books, it says the fairies like to play a card game called Bottoms Up. That it's the opposite of poker, the object being to have the least valuable hand. It didn't seem to be worth my time to transcribe all of it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tyler Mix

    Personal Response: I like this book because it brought into view what most consider lunacy. I adored the idea of mystical creatures that lived in an underground city. They lived among us cloaked and ready to stop the endless cruelty that humans are so well known for. Plot: In the book Artemis Fowl the Opal Deception there were mythical creatures like elves, goblins, trolls, and centaurs that lived underground to hide from the mud men. This incident involved Opal Koboi who was a sprite that became a Personal Response: I like this book because it brought into view what most consider lunacy. I adored the idea of mystical creatures that lived in an underground city. They lived among us cloaked and ready to stop the endless cruelty that humans are so well known for. Plot: In the book Artemis Fowl the Opal Deception there were mythical creatures like elves, goblins, trolls, and centaurs that lived underground to hide from the mud men. This incident involved Opal Koboi who was a sprite that became an enemy of the Lep. She thought she could kill Artemis Fowl, Butler, and Holly. She had already made Holly Short kill her commander by telling her there was a spot on the restraints that held him that could be shot to save him. However, when she shot the spot, it caused him to explode violently. Artemis was blanked of all memory of the fairies in the last book in order to keep him from turning on them again. He had it all planned out by giving a microchip disguised as a gold coin to Mulch Diggums. When Mulch realized that the coin Artemis gave him was a micro-chip, he also found out that the coin was supposed to given back to Artemis when he got out of prison. Before he was able to give the coin to Artemis, he had to go through a program in which Commander Root was supposed to attend, but was murdered. Mulch ended up escaping on his own. While Mulch was going through all the ruckus, Artemis was stealing a priceless painting known as the Fairy Thief. He succeeded in stealing it, but Opal was using it as a way to target Artemis with a Bio Bomb. He escaped the blast by sheer luck jumping off a hotel roof and surviving only because Holly made it there just in time to heal him. Butler jumped off the roof holding a mattress while Artemis was on his back. When they landed, Artemis broke a rib which pierced his chest causing excessive bleeding. After being healed by Holly Short, she told Artemis everything that he had forgotten. They defeated Opal Koboi in the end by ruining her plans of taking over the planet. Opal was going to be the smartest human child ever by getting surgery to make her human-like. Characterization: Artemis Fowl was the main character in this story. In the earlier books he was a pain to deal with. Nobody wanted to deal with him because of his evil mind, but in the end he became an ally of sorts to the Lep. His dad was lost in Russia for about two years until he was rescued by Holly Short. Artemis Fowl Senior was healed by fairy magic which turned his attitude into a more positive one. Instead of being a power hungry business man, Artemis Senior changed into more of a family man. Impacts of setting: This book took place mostly in the underground city of Haven which was the largest Fairy city in the world. The story took place approximately around 2002. The place that Opal Koboi resided was a factory that was completely surrounded by stone. This was an important problem that Artemis Fowl had to overcome. Thematic Connection: A primary theme in this book was good conquers evil. When Artemis was good he became more successful than in previous schemes. Good overcame evil when the Lep, with the help of Artemis, defeated Opal Koboi in her attempt to ruin human life. Recommendation: I think this book was a very good book for anyone in which fantasy and mythical creatures are an interest. I would give it at least 4 out of 5 stars. Teens and younger adult males (13-20) would like this book because of the non-matured humor.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    I thought this was a great comeback from the third book, which wasn't my favorite. The action level was high, and the villain was more than a worthy match for Artemis, Butler and Holly Short. There is a very intense and tragic moment that is the catalyst for what follows in this book. Holly thought she'd seen the last of Artemis, but when the chips fall down, she's rushing to save him and Butler and knows that he's the only one who can deal with the villain, the nefarious Opal Koboi. The characte I thought this was a great comeback from the third book, which wasn't my favorite. The action level was high, and the villain was more than a worthy match for Artemis, Butler and Holly Short. There is a very intense and tragic moment that is the catalyst for what follows in this book. Holly thought she'd seen the last of Artemis, but when the chips fall down, she's rushing to save him and Butler and knows that he's the only one who can deal with the villain, the nefarious Opal Koboi. The characteristic wry humor is here, but Colfer takes things seriously in many ways (no patronizing tone). Artemis might be fourteen, but he is a mature fourteen who doesn't view the world from the vantage point of a child. I was happy to see Butler in the action as much as Artemis, and their back and forth, and that of Artemis with Holly, is what makes these books so enjoyable. Opal is a very evil villain, not troubled by any morals that would preclude murder or even feeding a boy to bloodthirsty trolls. What makes it even worse is she looks like a cute little girl. I was very happy to see her dealt with in a fitting manner by Artemis and Co. This is a clever and enjoyable series that many younger readers and some older ones will enjoy.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jaemi

    As a late-comer to the Artemis Fowl phenomenon, I'm glad I did eventually pick it up. These books are really fun and highly entertaining. The Opal Deception didn't disappoint. Here we are, all mind-wiped and uncertain, everything under and above ground going crazy all at once, but still the heroic group pulls together to fight yet another battle. And quite the group at that: 14-year-old Artemis, his behemoth bodyguard Butler, the dwarf-thief Mulch Diggums, and the ever-fiesty fairy, Holly Short. T As a late-comer to the Artemis Fowl phenomenon, I'm glad I did eventually pick it up. These books are really fun and highly entertaining. The Opal Deception didn't disappoint. Here we are, all mind-wiped and uncertain, everything under and above ground going crazy all at once, but still the heroic group pulls together to fight yet another battle. And quite the group at that: 14-year-old Artemis, his behemoth bodyguard Butler, the dwarf-thief Mulch Diggums, and the ever-fiesty fairy, Holly Short. This book may have been the best read yet--with the missing memories and an unbelievable scenario taking place, the excitement was high. And instead of just sinister plots and attempts to survive, in this story we also get friendships forming, and personalities shaping. And of course the leanred-the-hard-way lessons: you can never be anyone but who you are, and be careful what you wish for, you might not like it when it comes true. Since we were left with a wide-open opportunity for more at the end of the book, I for one am hoping to see yet another Artemis adventure in our futures.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    The series retains its high entertainment factor in this much more rollercoaster of a ride volume. . Mulch is in prison. Holly and Julius remain in the LEP, Opal is in a coma, but still under arrest; and as for Artemis and Bentley - they've been mindwiped. In a slighter darker, but page-turning volume, Artemis and co. find themselves up against as they strive to save the world underneath even as they are hounded from all sides! . Taking on board the aging of the original readers Colfer puts out a sl The series retains its high entertainment factor in this much more rollercoaster of a ride volume. . Mulch is in prison. Holly and Julius remain in the LEP, Opal is in a coma, but still under arrest; and as for Artemis and Bentley - they've been mindwiped. In a slighter darker, but page-turning volume, Artemis and co. find themselves up against as they strive to save the world underneath even as they are hounded from all sides! . Taking on board the aging of the original readers Colfer puts out a slightly darker more grim version, as Fowl reaches 14. The comedic value also took a jump up in this book. A delightfully entertaining series that every child would appreciate, especially Colfer's now obvious idea that any fantastical creatures would most certaining have and use tech! 8 out of 12.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Elevetha

    Opal Koboi is back and set on getting her revenge on everyone who foiled her evil plan to destroy the LEP. Artemis has reverted to his old life of crime. He has become the same hard-hearted, criminal mastermind that we knew from the first book. Opal goes after Holly and Root. And after taking care of them, goes after Artemis. Will he be able to outsmart the evil but admittedly brilliant pixie? Or will this be Artemis' downfall? Very good and completely worth it. Character development is astoundi Opal Koboi is back and set on getting her revenge on everyone who foiled her evil plan to destroy the LEP. Artemis has reverted to his old life of crime. He has become the same hard-hearted, criminal mastermind that we knew from the first book. Opal goes after Holly and Root. And after taking care of them, goes after Artemis. Will he be able to outsmart the evil but admittedly brilliant pixie? Or will this be Artemis' downfall? Very good and completely worth it. Character development is astounding. More authors should take notes from Mr. Colfer.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    Opal Koboi is quite the evil mastermind. She certainly pushed everyone's lives into shambles, particularly Root's, I say. Ugh, I'll miss old Beet Root. And it'll be great to see Holly and Mulch with their detective business during the series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Victor The Reader

    Opal Koboi, no stranger to the Artemis Fowl series, play a big and villainous part in the fourth entry that’s prove to be one intense read as her scheme will put Artemis, Holly and the fairy world in danger, and no one is safe. A- (91%/Excellent)

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mironiel Blokzyl

    AHHHHHHH THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! Full review here: http://lifeofamirkwoodelf.blogspot.ca... AHHHHHHH THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! Full review here: http://lifeofamirkwoodelf.blogspot.ca...

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ric

    After all these years, this series still manages to hold up. This is a different book than the first three, mainly because of Artemis’ character development. I really loved anti-hero/criminal Artemis, but he’s growing up and become a good person (well, at least good to his friends). Holly is as badass as ever. And Opal is a fairly interesting adversary to the team because of her intelligence and desire for revenge. The end of The Opal Deception set up some storylines for the next book that shoul After all these years, this series still manages to hold up. This is a different book than the first three, mainly because of Artemis’ character development. I really loved anti-hero/criminal Artemis, but he’s growing up and become a good person (well, at least good to his friends). Holly is as badass as ever. And Opal is a fairly interesting adversary to the team because of her intelligence and desire for revenge. The end of The Opal Deception set up some storylines for the next book that should be pretty good.

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