Reviews for Artemis Fowl: the Atlantis Complex
Booklist Reviews 2010 October #1
In the seventh Artemis Fowl title, the 15-year-old mastermind focuses his ingenuity on global warming while struggling with a devastating illness. After Artemis invites four fairy friends to Iceland for a demonstration of his latest invention, the Ice Cube, it becomes clear that he is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests as obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and multiple personalities. If this weren't enough to worry about, a spaceship crashes and disgorges amorphobots programmed to kill. Colfer keeps the action moving with laughs and gadgetry as he bounces between several plotlines that spotlight peripheral characters. A treat for series fans. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring
Artemis Fowl is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, a fairy mental disorder that makes him obsessive and delusional. In spite of his confusion, he needs to save the underwater city of Atlantis from an evil fairy, with help from Butler, Holly, and other returning characters. Entertaining action scenes will appeal to this series' many fans, who will enjoy the familiar but formulaic fun. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
VOYA Reviews 2010 December
In book seven of the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis invests everything he has in an out-of-character plan to save the world. Captain Holly Short soon realizes that Artemis has been dabbling in fairy magic and is suffering from the Atlantis Complex, which manifests in obsessive-compulsive behaviors and multiple personality disorders--and bizarre outbursts in which Artemis professes love. Holly must help Artemis rid himself of the Atlantis Complex in order to help save the actual city of Atlantis. Many of the elements that readers love about the Artemis Fowl series are present: quirky characters and plots, fairies, magic, and adventure. Due to the Atlantis Complex, however, the character of Artemis himself is quite different. This change makes for an intriguing story, and it is interesting to see the internal struggle of Artemis and this illness. In this story, too, in part because of Artemis's muddled mind, the heroes often find themselves racing to catch up with the villain. This volume appears to be setting up a love story for Artemis and Holly, and love is the primary motivator for this installment's villain. There are some paradigm shifts involved, but in many ways they help keep the story fresh and are part of the gradual development of Artemis's character. Colfer has stated that the next volume will be the last. Fans of the series will have mixed reactions to some of the changes, but it should still prove to be popular among fantasy readers.--Karen Jensen 3Q 3P J S Copyright 2010 Voya Reviews.