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Artemis Fowl's greatest enemy, the evil pixie Opal Koboi, has escaped-and she's out for revenge. Her plan to start a war between the humans and fairies is nearing completion and once again Artemis is caught in the crosshairs. Only this time he has no memory at all of his fairy friend, Captain Holly Short, or her world deep underground. To survive Opal's master plan, Artemi Artemis Fowl's greatest enemy, the evil pixie Opal Koboi, has escaped-and she's out for revenge. Her plan to start a war between the humans and fairies is nearing completion and once again Artemis is caught in the crosshairs. Only this time he has no memory at all of his fairy friend, Captain Holly Short, or her world deep underground. To survive Opal's master plan, Artemis will have to reconnect with Holly and with his own memories. But will even Artemis's keen intellect be enough to outsmart this pixie villain, or has the boy genius finally met his match?


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Artemis Fowl's greatest enemy, the evil pixie Opal Koboi, has escaped-and she's out for revenge. Her plan to start a war between the humans and fairies is nearing completion and once again Artemis is caught in the crosshairs. Only this time he has no memory at all of his fairy friend, Captain Holly Short, or her world deep underground. To survive Opal's master plan, Artemi Artemis Fowl's greatest enemy, the evil pixie Opal Koboi, has escaped-and she's out for revenge. Her plan to start a war between the humans and fairies is nearing completion and once again Artemis is caught in the crosshairs. Only this time he has no memory at all of his fairy friend, Captain Holly Short, or her world deep underground. To survive Opal's master plan, Artemis will have to reconnect with Holly and with his own memories. But will even Artemis's keen intellect be enough to outsmart this pixie villain, or has the boy genius finally met his match?

30 review for The Opal Deception: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Adibah Atiqa (persephtiyareads)

    I have come to love the series in novel's form and how I cannot be more in love to see all the characters coming alive in illustration in graphic novel Great art by Giovanni Rigano and colour by Paolo Lamanna. Everything that I read before in words had sharpened the imagination with the illustration. So, thank you so much

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sally906

    After being thwarted in her attempt to take over the world Opal the evil pixie is imprisoned in a secure section of fairyland. But she escapes and is ready to take revenge on both the fairy folk and Artemis. Captain Holly of the fairy police is the only one to stop Opal as Artemis had his mind wiped at the end of the last book. Can Holly save the world? I found the graphics to be quite lurid at times to the extent that it was quite off putting - I also didn't bond with the characters After being thwarted in her attempt to take over the world Opal the evil pixie is imprisoned in a secure section of fairyland. But she escapes and is ready to take revenge on both the fairy folk and Artemis. Captain Holly of the fairy police is the only one to stop Opal as Artemis had his mind wiped at the end of the last book. Can Holly save the world? I found the graphics to be quite lurid at times to the extent that it was quite off putting - I also didn't bond with the characters as they didn't look how I imagined them. I read the full book version quite a few years back and I think I preferred the 'real' book to the graphic version

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (aka WW)

    I’m a fool for the Artemis Fowl graphic series. I loved reading the books with my boys when they were younger and the graphic adaptations are excellent. I honestly don’t know how they could be improved. I have no business reading, let alone loving, what are basically comics aimed at teens and pre-teens, but there you have it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Kym

    'Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception' captured a lot of Artemis's progression from this slightly-evil, detached, cold, child genius to a teenage boy who has empathy for others. I remember this to be a very important part of the series and I think this is what charmed me so much: Artemis Fowl continues to change - evolve - so much that meeting him in every book is like rediscovering him all over again. The graphic was a good attempt at trying to capture the emotion and transition of Artemis Fowl int 'Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception' captured a lot of Artemis's progression from this slightly-evil, detached, cold, child genius to a teenage boy who has empathy for others. I remember this to be a very important part of the series and I think this is what charmed me so much: Artemis Fowl continues to change - evolve - so much that meeting him in every book is like rediscovering him all over again. The graphic was a good attempt at trying to capture the emotion and transition of Artemis Fowl into a human being, but it did loose some things along the way. I would highly recommend to everybody to pick up the novel series before the graphic series: it makes the experience so much BETTER! Congratulations to Eoin Colfer on publishing the FOURTH volume in the 'Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel' series!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Soobie's scared

    3,5 stars. Is this the last adaptations of the Artemis Fowl series? Boh. I'll tag is as the last of the series. Anyway. This one is probably the best of all four adaptations. I could understand everything that was happening and what's more I could recognize all the characters, which is usually very difficult for me. The art is, as usual, a bit dark but the drawings are really nice. I would like to read more adaptations of Artemis Fowl... Yeah, I abandoned 3,5 stars. Is this the last adaptations of the Artemis Fowl series? Boh. I'll tag is as the last of the series. Anyway. This one is probably the best of all four adaptations. I could understand everything that was happening and what's more I could recognize all the characters, which is usually very difficult for me. The art is, as usual, a bit dark but the drawings are really nice. I would like to read more adaptations of Artemis Fowl... Yeah, I abandoned the series somewhere along the way but I don't actually remember why. The graphic novels would be an interesting way to refresh my memory. So, please, more adaptations!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jaimie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Even though I’m still not a fan of the smaller format for these graphic novels, I was able to read this volume with much more pleasure than previous attempts - mostly because I chose to read this during my lunch hours at work where the lighting is much brighter than my bedroom. Of all of the books in the series, I think this one has the widest range of scenery, which made the story very visually enjoyable to read alongside the mad-cap adventure that pitted Artemis Fowl and company against Opal K Even though I’m still not a fan of the smaller format for these graphic novels, I was able to read this volume with much more pleasure than previous attempts - mostly because I chose to read this during my lunch hours at work where the lighting is much brighter than my bedroom. Of all of the books in the series, I think this one has the widest range of scenery, which made the story very visually enjoyable to read alongside the mad-cap adventure that pitted Artemis Fowl and company against Opal Koboi (for the second time). With Artemis regaining his memories (as predicted) to help his fairy allies readers will be unsurprised that Artemis spends much of this volume struggling to reconcile the warring factions within his own mind - his old conceited self had re-emerged when he lost his only “friends” alongside his memories of the fairy race - but thankfully his better self wins out and he manages to save the day. The artists seem to have had a lot of fun with the design work in this volume as well, since we have such a focus on Opal (who might be passing for human, but seems to maintain a strange and slightly awkward appearance to readers) and one of the key points of action revolves around Artemis’ and Holly’s encounter with a gang of trolls (who are certainly creative in their styling). Overall, an interesting read, but it seems that this may be the final book in the graphic novel adaptations to the Artemis Fowl series since it has been a few years since it was published...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Katy Keough

    Meme Meme even though the yard and a few others that I can think about it a little more time with the kids to school in your home is that you will not only make a days work,but they were going for it,I was just about every year and then the other hand in a bit of the yard,but it's a great 👍I and the kids are going well,I have been using the kids to get to work on it tomorrow morning and a little bit ago I I can do the yard h.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tom Sankovitz

    This book made me think about friendship when the main character Artemis thinks "I have friends." The writer is teaching us about friendship because friends are important to have in life for support and other things. In my opinion, friendship is an extremely important thing to have with people. Without friends life is really kind of boring.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Favour Egbune

    It had been a while since I've read the graphic novel version, but it was astounding how comparable it was to the book. ...erm, Holly looks 12. So that was a bit awkward for me. However, it was still good, even if she seemed a whole lot nicer in this one than in the book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Adrienna

    I really enjoyed this one from start to finish.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Glaiza Champion

    This graphic novel hurt a lot less than the book did, and maybe that's not so bad considering how much the book hurt.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Larissacherpeski

    This is my favorite one.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    Another fun installment!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    This one was a little better, but this series of adaptations is not all that great. I’d rather just read the novels, which are a lot more satisfying.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Min

    I appreciate how the graphic format helped to visualize portions of the book that were difficult to imagine, for me. Also, I know, that I am aware of what is missing from the story, yet, taken as its own entity, I very much enjoyed it. I am even more excited for the remaining volumes to be printed. _______ Second Reading It is a brief moment at the beginning, yet one of the best parts for me from this book is the legend of the fairy paintings of the fictional Impressio I appreciate how the graphic format helped to visualize portions of the book that were difficult to imagine, for me. Also, I know, that I am aware of what is missing from the story, yet, taken as its own entity, I very much enjoyed it. I am even more excited for the remaining volumes to be printed. _______ Second Reading It is a brief moment at the beginning, yet one of the best parts for me from this book is the legend of the fairy paintings of the fictional Impressionist Pascal Herve, and how each thief that steals "The Fairy Thief" painting keeps it, whilst being named the greatest thief of a generation. Artemis plans to steal it. The novels always have a fantastically strong start to them. After such a great opening, on to one of the most intense moments of the entire series. A scene that I didn't expect because it is a young reader's book-- clearly I haven't read enough young reader's books. Commander Root is killed in a plot twist that is intense, and core to the story. Before I can recover, Artemis is saved by Butler in one of the more dramatic moments, by hurling them out of a hotel window atop a mattress in hopes to cushion the landing. I love seeing the visual in the graphic novel. Opal Koboi, at the core of both attacks, now goes for Holly....and the intrigue continues. What a great birth of a story..even if it includes one of my least favorite characters. Opal has her eyes on humans meeting fairies, and assuring by tunneling into the earth, the near total destruction of the fairies--leaving those that remain to be tested, and studied by humans. Opal's cloned self in a coma, Opal's mesmer of a billionaire to fund her schemes, and surgery to alter her appearance all to get revenge upon those that put her into custody, and sunk her rebellion. Again, the assistance of Mulch Duggins is indispensable to the plan, and their victory. Holly, because of LEP politics decides to quit the force, and join Mulch as a private investigator. Despite the amazing launch of the story, this is one of my least favorite novels. The graphic novel's omissions made the story more enjoyable. I do hope there will be more editions.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jack

    Read through the 4 book graphic novel version. There is a lot more character development then I first expected. I appreciated that the characters are fully developed by the end of the 4th graphic novel. Multiple ethical questions raised regarding definition of right and wrong, does end justify means, interspecies and interracial conflict, issues of maturation and intelligence. I recommend this graphic series and look forward to having time to read the full novels. Ages: 11-14 Lexile score ~ Read through the 4 book graphic novel version. There is a lot more character development then I first expected. I appreciated that the characters are fully developed by the end of the 4th graphic novel. Multiple ethical questions raised regarding definition of right and wrong, does end justify means, interspecies and interracial conflict, issues of maturation and intelligence. I recommend this graphic series and look forward to having time to read the full novels. Ages: 11-14 Lexile score ~ 600-750.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Noah W

    Monday, February 23- 15 minutes Tuesday, February 24- 10 minutes Wednesday, February- 25 minutes Thursday, February 26- 0 minutes Friday, February 27- 20 minutes Saturday, February 28- 10 minutes Sunday, February 29- 20 minutes Monday, May 18- 20 minutes Tuesday, May 19-20 minutes Wednesday, May 20-20 minutes Thursday, May 21-30 minutes Tuesday, May 26-20 minutes Wednesday, May 27-30 minutes Thursday, May 28-15 minutes< Monday, February 23- 15 minutes Tuesday, February 24- 10 minutes Wednesday, February- 25 minutes Thursday, February 26- 0 minutes Friday, February 27- 20 minutes Saturday, February 28- 10 minutes Sunday, February 29- 20 minutes Monday, May 18- 20 minutes Tuesday, May 19-20 minutes Wednesday, May 20-20 minutes Thursday, May 21-30 minutes Tuesday, May 26-20 minutes Wednesday, May 27-30 minutes Thursday, May 28-15 minutes Friday, May 29-25 minutes Saturday, May 30-20 minutes Sunday, May 31-5 minutes

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    The illustrations tend towards lots of blues, greens, and oranges but are clear and it is easy to differentiate the various characters. There is enough backstory for a reader to understand the action without having read the earlier books in the series. Those who have read the text version will likely find this a bit too brief for their liking. However, it may tempt some into reading the text version if they haven't.

  19. 4 out of 5

    C.O. Bonham

    What is not to love? I love it all. This is probably my favorite book in the Artemis Fowl series so of course I will adore it as a graphic novel. I loved the first time flipping through the pages and seeing my favorite scenes come to life. Finally, my initial glee calming enough to actually read the words in the bubbles, I take in the whole thing. It was exactly everything I remember from the novel only now it has pictures.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mary Taitt

    Enjoyed. A lot of "juvenile" farting which is getting a little tiresome. I like Artemis and Holly short. I must like the books, because I keep reading them, they are fun and they engage me, but they aren't super. They are not high literature. Very light reading. More later, hopefully, must run to doctor.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ranice Martina

    This book was amazing. The art style was wonderful and the way everything was explained was just fabulous. But the only thing that kept nagging me was the information part. The actual book had description on what the thing was and in this graphic novel there will be a little bit of a thinking process going on. But over all I flipping loved it and good job!!!!!!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Oliver

    I loved it! In it Artemis finally remembers things before the mind wipe! So he went with Holly to try to stop Opal,because she was able to clone herself,wake up from a coma,sneak out,replacing herself with the clone,killing commander Root,making Artemis and Butler jump out a hotel window 30 feet above the ground to escape from a bio bomb. Will they succeed? Find out in the book!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jazmin

    The plot was great but it was, of course, based on the original novel, which I enjoyed. However, something about this book just couldn't keep my attention. I generally breeze through graphic novels fairly quickly but with this one I had difficulty trading even one whole chapter per sitting. I wish I'd enjoyed it more.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kate Adams

    I haven't actually read the original in a while (10 months, maybe? Possibly over a year!) I did cry a lot at the end, but I cannot get over how the characters look! *shouts* HOLLY HAS DARK SKIN AND ARTEMIS'S EARS ARE NOT SHAPED LIKE MUSHROOMS AND I'M PRETTY SURE OPAL NEVER HAD PINK HAIR!

  25. 5 out of 5

    John

    The action and humor of the novel are well preserved in this graphic version. The art didn't make much of an impression on me--it's interesting to see an artist's conception of what the characters look like but the figures are kind of small and, except for the leads, generic. Still, fun!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mikana

    This was an amazing graphic novel - I really do love the use of bright colours. Mulch Diggums is one of my favourite characters. If you enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series, its worth re-reading in graphic novel form.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Social_Sloth

    Amazing story and even more amazing because of the fantastic and interesting characters.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Esra

    I much prefer the graphic series to the novels!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marziya Hasan

    even though its the 4th bk and i havent read the 1st 3 books it was still good cant wait to read the other books

  30. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    I love the way these graphic novel adaptations are produced. Vibrant, fast paced and fun. This one is no exception.

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