Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Next and Last in Line...

The Last Guardian
The eighth and final book in Eoin Colfer's bestselling series, Artemis Fowl, hit the shelves on Tuesday, July 10.  Young adult readers new to the series -- not to mention now 20-somethings who grew up enjoying Arty-boy's adventures -- will be bidding a fond farewell to one of their favorite criminal masterminds.

Read 'Em (or Listen) in Order:
Artemis Fowl -- The Arctic Incident -- The Eternity Code -- The Opal Deception -- The Lost Colony -- The Time Paradox -- The Atlantis Complex -- The Last Guardian.

Click here for a listing of these titles in print or CD book format.
Surf's Up

Catch a cool "8 in 8" minutes book tour on the Artemis Fowl website. The author performs with audience volunteers during his whirlwind promotional tour.

Series and Standalone Read-Alikes
Underland Chronicles Series by Suzanne Collins (life in the underground)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan (a smart kid's 'odyssey')
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (young magician with some serious powers)
The Edge Chronicles Series by Paul Stewart (a magical realm on the 'edge')
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott (14th century meets the 20th)

For Older Teen Readers
Tithe or Valiant by Holly Black (faerie-centered reads)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (galaxy hop & don't miss the follow-ups)
Stardust by Neil Gaiman