Never beem a huge fan of Artemis Fowl, but I have friends who raved about it when I was younger. That being said, the author of this series certainly has a talent for writing. Although I wasn't the right age group/audience for this novel, I found the voices of our two main characters to be very refreshing, adorable, and entertaining. The story follows Artemis Fowl's two younger siblings, and as you can imagine, mayhem and adventure ensues. If I'd read this when I was younger I would have loved how quirky and imaginative this series is. It has everything you'd want in a children's book: smart kids, a richly imagined journey, and even a miniature troll.
Overall, I'd give this story three stars. I think it was cute, though not quite my cup of tea.