Artemis Fowl can wait. L's recommendation (and Jane's second) that I read Rebel Angels, Libba Bray's companion novel to A Great and Terrible Beauty was spot on. The first page hooked me immediately with its promise of dark magic, and insights into Kartik's story and the "misfortune" experienced by the young ladies of Spence Academy. I now carry Bray's book everywhere, hoping to find five minutes here or there to read it. I haven't yet gone as far as reading it at stop lights, but damn, I'm close.
Edited to add: I have to buy this book, if only to have the luxury of studying how Bray spins her web of intrigue and suspense.