3.5 starsI had this book on my shelf for about three years now and I thought that it was finally time to read it.I knew nearly nothing about it except for it being about a child prodigy and fairies. I did not expect it to be about a thief kidnapping a fairy just to get ransom.I think I would have liked it more if I was a bit younger.The character of Artemis Fowl didn't develop as much as I would have liked. Since he was the main character I thought that it would be more about him.It was still a nice beginning to the world of the fairies and also showed Fowl's intelligence.Also the writing style was nice and refreshing. The way it was told was just great. I liked how it seemed that the author itself was narrating the story and that made it more lively.I will definitely continue the series as I would like to know how the characters will develop as well as the story.