There are just times when a middle grade novel is what I need to read. That is usually after a heavy dose of academic reading. While Appalachian Reckoning was fascinating and had the ability to spark some very interesting conversation in the house, it was extremely exhausting to read.
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code was a great way to wind down and relax my brain. It was entertaining as any other heist story you may come across. Artemis senior is home and ready to get on the straight and narrow. This does not sit well with Artemis junior, however. How are they supposed to keep their vast hordes of gold incoming with legitimate business?
In his final scheme, Artemis plans to make enough gold to keep the status quo. Our favorite boy genius uses stolen fairy tech to entice the head of the competing big shot to set up the Fowls for life. Unfortunately, Artemis bites off more than he can chew by trying to swindle one of the most pompous, greedy villains and almost reveals all of fairy existence to a manipulative jerk at the same time.
It becomes incredibly easy to root for the complete destruction of Jon Spiro. The heist of the century unfolds as Artemis most enlist the help of fairy kind to save Butler and himself from his own miscalculations.
It was a fun, fast-paced read for the quick entertainment I needed after a slog through academia. The emotions are all over the map on this one, and I just could not put it down.