Re-Read Review | The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (+ Giveaway!)

Almost halfway through the #ArtemisFowlReadathon!

POSTED ON January 20, 2019 BY Austine IN Book Review, Giveaway

Re-Read Review | The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (+ Giveaway!)
The Eternity Code
by Eoin Colfer
Series: Artemis Fowl #3
Published on May 1, 2003 (original) by Disney Hyperion
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Artemis Fowl has created the most powerful new supercomputer known to man--using stolen technology from an elite race of underground fairies. When the computer falls into the hands of an IT billionaire with a mob connection, Artemis is in deep trouble. Only one fairy can help now. If only he wasn't the fairies' public enemy number one. . .

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Content & Trigger Warnings: physical violence

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Knight's Judgment
Writing Style

Not going to lie, The Eternity Code is probably my favorite book of the series. It’s actually the first book I picked up at my school’s book fair, catching my eye with its shiny blue cover, and I hadn’t realized it was part of a series until after I got home (so of course I had to get the rest of the books out so far).

Artemis Fowl has gotten into plenty of trouble with the People but he’s finally starting to come around. Almost. With his family pushing for him to leave the life of crime behind, Artemis wants to complete one last job. It turned the entire book into a major heist lead by a teen boy and his misfit team.

Everything about this book screams boy genius. He pulls off an entire heist not only tricking his opponent, but also everyone else including his friends and new allies. THIS is the Artemis I wanted to read about from the first book, the Sherlock meets Moriarty kid who doesn’t let the world pass by around him. He makes things happen for himself

And wow did he make things happen. There’s no stopping in The Eternity Code. It’s one thing after the next and by the time you realize that you, the reader, have been deceived, it’s too late. There’s always a twist, there’s always another plan in Artemis’s head that he hasn’t revealed yet. Which just makes this book downright fun to read.

Listening to the audiobook for the re-read, I think the narrator really captures the heightened tension at the appropriate moments, the GASP! moments with a certain death of sorts, the evil businessman vs the evil boy genius. Except Artemis isn’t so evil anymore. At the end, there’s that moment when the fairies question what they’re about to do and you can see that somehow Artemis has wormed his way into their hearts much as he did mine when I was younger. 

Definitely my favorite book of the series!


Let’s Chat!

Tell me about your favorite heist books (or movies)! Do you like to read about evil genius plans going right? Or do you prefer they fall apart?

If you’re participating in the #ArtemisFowlReadathon, share your progress!


Movie Teaser Trailer

Don’t forget that Artemis Fowl will be hitting theaters in August 2019! Check out the teaser trailer below!


Readathon Breakdown

Each week I will be featuring one of the books in the Artemis Fowl series and talking about it (spoiler-free mostly, with any potential spoilers labeled appropriately). Now I realize that reading a book a week may not work for everyone and that’s totally okay! Read at your own pace!


How to Join In

  1. Grab a copy of Artemis Fowl.
  2. Start reading.
  3. Share your progress online with the hashtag #ArtemisFowlReadathon.
  4. Keep reading!

Granted, there is a bit extra for anyone who likes giveaways 😉 But that’s all there is to the readathon!

And speaking of giveaways. . .


Epic Disney Giveaway

In partnership with Disney Books, I’m super excited to share a fantastic giveaway with all of you!

One (1) winner will receive:
  • Artemis Fowl – the complete series (8 books!)
  • Plus limited edition merchandise: backpack, hat, fidget spinner and chocolate.

Prizes are provided by Disney Book Group.
Winner must have a U.S. mailing address.

To Enter

Fill out the Rafflecopter below but make sure to stop back each week to have more chances to win! New entries will be added as the readathon goes on!

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INTL NovelKnight Giveaway

Now I realize that the Disney giveaway is limited to U.S. residents and that’s not something I can change BUT for my INTL friends, I’m offering weekly giveaways throughout the readathon for all of you!


Next Sunday is the halfway mark for the readathon!

Don’t forget to stop back for another chance to enter the epic Disney giveaway and hear my thoughts on book 4, The Opal Deception!

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5 responses to “Re-Read Review | The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer (+ Giveaway!)

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    My favorite all time heist movie is The Sting with Robert Redford and Paul Newman. I’ve watched it many times and never get tired of the cleverness.

  2. John Smith

    “Tell me about your favorite heist books (or movies)! Do you like to read about evil genius plans going right? Or do you prefer they fall apart?” I like a good heist film, and I think it’s OK for jewel thieves (in fiction) to get away with it. A great heist film is the 1955 French film “Rififi,” and I also enjoyed “The Bank Job” with Jason Statham!

  3. Cassidy

    I love seeing evil genius plans >:)
    Some of my favorites include The Eternity Code (of course!), Six of Crows (!!), The Count of Monte Cristo (which is essentially a life-heist XD) and Mistborn!