by First Mate Keira, guest reviewer

Title: Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, Book 4
Author: Eoin Colfer
Narrator: Nathaniel Parker
# CDs (Minutes): 7 CDs (8 hours, 24 minutes)
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
Grade Reading Level: 6.2; Ages 10-17

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Summary: Opal Koboi, an unconscious pixie and archenemy of the fairies is about to make her great escape. When she comes out of her self-induced coma, Opal will set her plans for revenge into action. Of course the best revenge plans are better when added with plans to rule the world and destroy the fairy people. One plan, perfectly executed, will change everything.

Why I Started This Book:

I’m on a roll – I want to know how this series develops and eventually ends.


  • Nathaniel Parker keeps amazing me. I listen to him for hours. He’s fabulous as a reader. I plan on finding more books that he’s read and listening to them also.
  • Eoin Colfer is hilarious. He keeps making things up around dwarves and Mulch. Love his world; especially the lower elements.
  • Opal’s cloning and escape from her psychiatric ward. Can you steal your own identity?
  • How 14 year old Artemis Fowl ends up discovering Opal’s super awesome hidden ship of doom with a very low tech approach. Pretty dang cool if I do say so.
  • Finally, Opal’s poor misguided idea of becoming human and how it winds up backfiring on her. Tehe.


  • The books are getting darker. This one was particularly gruesome with details on cracking ribs, breaking bones, groans of pain, stinky trolls, etc. Just because fairies heal easily doesn’t mean I want to hear about multiple broken bodies.
  • Root’s death. Sniff. Of course without it and Opal’s machinations the story would not have started.
  • Foaly was not as smart or as innovative as he has been in the previous books.
  • Lastly, I didn’t like how Artemis and Butler regained their memories. I thought the mirrored lenses would have provided something more than a barely there ability to lie under the fairy gaze.

Buy: The Opal Deception (Audio Book), Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception (paperback), Artemis Fowl Boxed Set

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Book Rating: 3 Treasure Chests

Keira runs a book review blog for readers by readers on romance novels entitled Love Romance Passion. She’s been reading romance since she was in her teens and began blogging about romance so she could share her passion for her favorite genre. She loves reading paranormal, Regency, historical America, and highlander most of all and completely adores blind and wounded heroes.

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