Saturday, July 14, 2012

REVIEW: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

Title: The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6)

Author: Eoin Colfer
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 391 pages
Published: Published July 15th 2008 by Hyperion
ISBN: 1423108361 (ISBN13: 9781423108368)

About the Author:

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the Artemis Fowl novels, Eoin retired from teaching and now writes full time. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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After disappearing for three years, Artemis Fowl has returned to a life different from the one he left. Now he's a big brother, and spends his days teaching his twin siblings the important things in life, such as how to properly summon a waiter at a French restaurant. 

But when Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.  

Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to save the lemur and bring it back to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher, who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short. 

The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all.and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age ten.

My Thoughts:

This is the 6th book in the Artemis Fowl Series. The Time Paradox was simply incredible. This book starts off at a heart-thumping pace and never slows down. It literally grabbed my attention from the very first page up to the last. So exciting, it is definitely worth losing sleep over. If you have read the previous Artemis books and thought that they were full of fun and mind wrenching excitement, just wait until you read this one! Get ready for a wild roller coaster ride that is filled with humor, action, excitement, and romance.

My Rating:

4.5 out of 5 stars
An excellent read.


  1. I know him! He is the one who wrote Artemis Fowl, right? My friend adore him a lot. But I haven't read any of his book.
    This one sounds greet, I'll catch it up later.

  2. I have only read one book by Eoin Colfer - The Supernaturalists which I really liked. But somehow I never got to reading his most popular series - Artemis Fowl though I started the first book twice, but I never finished it