Michael Vey 2
Michael Vey - Rise of the Elgen
Richard Paul Evans
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Michael must save his mother—and protect his powers—in the electric sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Michael Vey, from Richard Paul Evans.
I rolled over to my back, struggling for breath. The pain continued to pulse through my body—a heavy throb followed by a sharp, crisp sting.
The man said, “Trust me, there are worse things in this world than Cell 25.”
Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan have escaped from the Elgen Academy in Pasadena and are headed back to Idaho to plan their next move. But what’s waiting for them there will change everything.
After using their wits and powers to narrowly escape an Elgen trap, a mysterious voice leads the Electroclan to the jungles of Peru in search of Michael’s mother. Once there, they discover that Dr. Hatch and the Elgen are far more powerful than anyone realizes; entire countries have begun to fall under their control. Only the Electroclan and an anonymous voice now stand in the way of the Elgen’s plan for global domination.
But is the voice that Michael is following really an ally, or is it just another Elgen trap?
Michael Vey : Book Two (SPOILERS)
Overall, this book is a very entertaining addition to the Vey series, but has a few flaws that must be made clear.
First, similar to its predecessor, Vey Two starts off slow, divulging into a somewhat irksome cat-and-mouse game with the Electroclan and the Elgen. However, to be fair, by the middle to end, it picks up fast, catapulting head first into spine-tingling action and percolating-inducing intensity.
Second, when this book reaches its critical moments and rather very intriguing plot points / ideas, it tends to rush it and not give the reader the satisfaction of the cool idea. Consequently, while the ideas are indeed extraordinarily drawing, they tend to go by unnoticed and unappreciated by other critics.
Finally, while some may be split on this particular facet of the book, I for one did not enjoy the character reactions between Zeus and Jack. It seemed, to be frank, forced and simply inserted in to fill up pages and our time. Perhaps if the author had led the feud and built it to be as an important part in the plot line, it could’ve passed, but unfortunately with nothing resulting from it besides a small team-up from the two, it shall go down to me as misstep by Richard Paul Evans.
In all however, the pure intensity and intriguing plot lines with the addition of the extremely well-done Elgen vs ElectroClan meet ups gets this book a 4/5 stars, or a 90% if the stars could go higher. And so, with book two finished, Yo Boi Spidey shall now go on to Book Three, Battle of the Ampere!
I like this theme of book where kids run from and attack an enemy. It is sort of inspiring towards me and me as a kid who takes writing as a hobby. That probably made no sense. Absolutely amazing book!
I have read this series of books and I really enjoyed it.
This is a great author
One of the best in my opinion
Can't wait to read the final book.
- Level: Grades 7 and Above
- Category: Action & Adventure
- Published: Aug 14, 2012
- Publisher: Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Michael Vey