Thursday, December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday #15: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

Throwback Thursday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by me and Christina @ Booksane where we feature books that we've read in the past but are still crazy about. It could be a book you read as a child and still remember and love or maybe just a book that you haven't read in a long time and want to show your love for.
Each week we'll be featuring a new random question to answer!

My Throwback pick of the week:

Title: The Opal Deception
Author: Eoin Colfer
Series: Artemis Fowl #4
Publication: 2005
5 Stars!

Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back... and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi. At the start of the fourth adventure in the Artemis series, The Opal Deception, Artemis has no memory of the fairy people and has returned to his unlawful ways. He is preparing to steal a famous Impressionist painting from a German bank, having no idea that his old rival, Opal, has escaped from prison by cloning herself. She’s left her double behind in jail and, now free, is exacting her revenge on all those who put her there, including Artemis. 

Meanwhile in the Lower Elements, Opal has planted a trap for Captain Holly Short and Commander Root of the LEPrecon fairy police. Tragedy ensues, and Holly is framed for a heinous crime she did not commit. Instead of staying around to defend herself, Holly rushes to the surface to rescue Artemis. But before Holly and Artemis can get away, Opal arrives and abducts them both. Faced with a world he does not believe in, Artemis may have finally been outsmarted...

The 4th Artemis Fowl book will always be one of my favorites. Why? Because Opal Koboi, my favorite villain in this series is back for revenge. *spoiler alert* It's actually very sad because someone important dies and to me it seems that sets the whole pacing for the rest of the series. I still miss that character...

Quote from The Opal Deception:
“Friendship isn't a science mudboy. Just do what you think is right.”

Question of this week:

What will you be reading this christmas? Any good christmas books?

I don't really read christmas books because it's that time of year.
I can just as well read books like that in the middle of the summer but I did read this one book that had christmas in it recently: Savor by Kate Evangelista.

And other than that The Bite Before Christmas by Jeaniene Frost and Lynsay Sands is a good holiday book. Only liked the Jeaniene Frost Story though. "Ian's magic junk." That is all.

Pastels and Jingle Bells by Christine S. Feldman is also really good. Such a sweet story. I loved it.

How about you?
Answer in the comment section!


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  1. Another Artemis books! Haha :D
    Ian's magic junk is all that has to be said xD

    1. Every other week, yo! I'm in the middle of the series now to feature.
      True dat! xD


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