Friday, July 6, 2018

Book Beginnings | The Friday 56: Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

 Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader

Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) and post it.

     Book Beginning:

Fowl Manor, Dublin, Ireland
Barely an hour north of Dublin's fair city lies the Fowl estate, where the boundaries have changed little in the past five hundred years.

    Friday 56:

Holly pointed to the sheen covering Angeline's face. "See the gel, Foaly, from the pores. And the smell of lilies too; there can't be any doubt."
"It's impossible," muttered the centaur. "We eradicated this years ago."
Artemis was growing weary of these vague references. "What is impossible? Eradicated what?"

I'm re-reading Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox. I think it's been 7 years or more since I last read it so I'm not remembering a whole lot about this book, although the more I read the more is coming back to me. Of course I'm loving it.

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.


  1. What an intriguing story...and great excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine:


  2. I really need to re-read and then finish this series. :)

  3. The opening sure invites you in and the excerpt makes me curious. Just what is Angeline?

    My Friday 56 from Dying For A Taste

  4. Oh yes!! I need to re-read these! lol

    Here is my Book Beginning and Friday56 feature!

    Have a great weekend! Luv Sassy x

  5. Re-reading these books this year has been the best decision ever!

  6. Meanwhile Artemis was getting frustrated by Holly and Foaly's vagueness. lol

  7. I've read some of this series but not this one. I should catch up one of these days. This week I am spotlighting Shelved
    Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
    . Happy reading!

  8. The first five of them.

  9. I never got to these as a child. I think I may pick them up soon though!

  10. I need to read this series. It sounds full of adventure! Happy weekend!

  11. I JUST read this book today! I LOVE Artemis Fowl, so I've been rereading the series, too.

    Hallie @ Book by Book

  12. OMG, that's awesome! What's your favorite book in the series?

  13. It's full of adventure, magic and subtle humor! :D

  14. The Candid Cover YA book bloggJuly 7, 2018 at 1:21 AM

    I have heard such wonderful things about this series. I should definitely give it a try one of these days. :)

  15. If I HAVE to pick, the first one. But I really love seeing the arc of Artemis's character growth throughout the series, so every book is wonderful.

    What's yours?

  16. I know the Artemis Fowl series holds a special place in your heart. I really need to try it, and soon!

  17. The first one too. Can't help but love the book that started it all. :D And second is probably The Opal Deception.

  18. Maybe before the movie comes out next year ;)

  19. Even more so these days with the movie coming next year and the new spin-off in 2020. Feeling the AF love! :D


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