Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies -- not humans -- and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.
Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly’s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind -- and the grips of a giant squid -- in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?
New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers a knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the blockbuster series.
I must say this book was terribly disappointing. Maybe by reading them all in succession I am burning out on Artemis Fowl. Or maybe it is showing that Colfer burned out. I am not sure. Either way, though, I downright disliked this book. Artemis’ disease is confusing and seems contrived in some places and completely random in others, as if Colfer rolled a dice to see what would happen next. The villains are completely out of left field, and I really felt that it would have been better if they were connected to someone we knew previously like Opal Koboi. Perhaps that’s just my Opal crush talking ;) The pacing seems a bit off, too, slowing down in places to almost boringly expositionary. Perhaps it is just that too much new stuff was thrown at us: new villains, a new disease, too many deaths and changes in fairy land. I’m getting nervous about buying book 8, I hope that the years of distance can bring back the series I loved.
I received a copy of this book free through NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.