Book Reviews, Middle Grade Book Reviews

The Fowl Twins (The Fowl Twins #1) by Eoin Colfer – ARC Review


My Rating ~ Four stars

RELEASE DATE:  5 November 2019

Publisher: Harper Collins Australia

Format: Paperback

Pages:  425




Criminal genius runs in the family…
Myles and Beckett are eleven-year-old twins, but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is fanatically neat, he has an IQ of 170, and he wears a fresh suit every day like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.

Perhaps you have heard of the Fowl family and their adventures?

This Fowl adventure is filled with the most unusual of individuals: an immortal duke, a miniature troll, a nunterrogator and a Police Specialist that’s 42% elf. And of course, the Fowl twins – one a certified genius with a criminal leaning, and the other possessing an unusual talent that has not been fully explored… yet!

Here begins the second documented cycle of Fowl Adventures.





Thank you so much to Harper Collins Australia for providing me with a copy of The Fowl Twins in exchange for an honest review.

The original Artemis Fowl series was one of my favourites – it was so clever, laugh out loud funny and just plain fun in the way it was written.  This new series, based on Artemis’s twin younger brothers takes us on the same sort of wild ride!  With all new characters, but many references to the original stories, this is a fantastic spin off series.

Miles and Beckett could not be more different.  Beckett loves to spend time perfecting his animal speech noises and worrying as little as possible.  Miles takes after his older brother, Artemis, is incredibly intellectual and holds a dream of being the most intelligent person in the world.  When the twins come across a miniature troll, they have no idea two other criminals, with different agendas, will suddenly make them their number one target.  Using Miles’s intellect (and lectures) together with Beckett’s unexplored gift, they join Lazuli, a part elf part pixie, from the Haven City LEP precinct, to try and thwart the criminals’ plans.

The language and pace in this book make it perfect for young readers and the tongue in cheek jokes and references will give it appeal to anyone up to adulthood.  I’m going to enjoy reading this one with my daughter once she is old enough, because I think it would be perfect to enjoy together!

This series certainly could be read without having read the original Artemis Fowl series, but I’d recommend reading that series first, as much of the background information might be missed without prior knowledge of Artemis Fowl’s adventures!





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2 thoughts on “The Fowl Twins (The Fowl Twins #1) by Eoin Colfer – ARC Review”

  1. This sounds like a fun read! I love that the twins are quite opposite in their personalities.Having not read Artemis Fowl, I think I’d try that first but I’m definitely keen on giving this one a go! Fab review!

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