Total Hours to Read: Just under 3
--Average pages per minute: 1.67
Sex/Romance: Nearly nothing. Was that an infinitesimal hint of friendly romance at the end? Maybe. Maybe not. I was fine with telling myself it wasn't anything.
Language: Again, the only "language" is one "swear word" that is a made up word from a made up language. I like it.
Violence: There is a bit more violence in this book. But again, nothing is very graphically described. The author never goes into gory details or anything, just describes the action and results and moves on for the most part.
Thoughts: I loved this book! Whatever was missing in the first book was more than made up for in this one! I laughed out loud a lot throughout this book. The narrator's voice seemed a lot better defined this time, and had a sense of humor that I absolutely loved. The characters were more complex and dimensional. The plot raced along again, but it pulled me along even better this time (I started and finished the book in one sitting last night). The humor, plot, tension, narrative voice, the characters, everything improved drastically from the first book! I almost felt like the first book was simply the exposition and the introduction to the characters that we needed before we could get to the second book! I loved this book, and a touching ending made it even better.
In the end: 5 out of 5 stars! I hope the first Artemis Fowl movie does well so we can see the second book made into a movie! (As long as it sticks to the book anyway!)