Michael Vey : rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans

     Review by:  Lisa

Title:  Michael Vey : rise of the Elgen

Author:  Richard Paul Evans

Collection:  Teen Books

 

Michael was born with special electrical powers—and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s friend Ostin, a techno-genius, they form the Electroclan, an alliance meant to protect them from a powerful group, the growing Order of Elgen, who are out to destroy them. The leader of the Elgen, Dr. Hatch, has kidnapped Michael’s mother, and time is running out.

After narrowly escaping an Elgen trap, Ostin’s discovery of bizarre “rat fires” in South America leads the gang to the jungles of Peru, where the Electroclan meets new, powerful foes and faces their greatest challenge yet as Michael learns the extent of the Elgen’s rise in power—and the truth of their plan to “restructure” the world.

A satisfying read, this sequel to 2011’s Michael Vey, the Prisoner of Cell 25 picks up where the previous book left off, with more adventures and thrills as well as the beginnings of romance, friendship and appreciation for one another.  As seems to be the case with many books that are second in a series, the first book wins as the better of the two, but this story is positioning the series for a third outing that promises to be worth checking out.

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