Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

Title: The Last Guardian
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Hyperion
Series Order: The Artemis Fowl Series, Book 8
Hardcover: 304 pages
Expected Publication: July 10, 2012
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don’t seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died—a battle against Artemis—is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?

Why The Last Guardian?

I have been reading the Artemis Fowl series since I was in high school and have been obsessed with Colfer's work ever since. This series is fantastic. I love the characters, I always end up reading these books in one sitting because they're just too suspenseful and action-packed to put down, and the concept behind it is genius. Put a young criminal mastermind together with fairies, and I'm sold. It's kind of bittersweet that this series is ending, especially since so many seem to be ending this year, but I can't wait to read this one last Artemis Fowl book.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?