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Michael has had electric powers since he was little, but he keeps them a secret. Michael discovers that Taylor, a girl at his school, has powers too. He and Taylor set out to investigate why they have these powers and if there are more out there.
They find out that a machine malfunctioned at the hospital they were born in. Their research reveals their location to a powerful group that wants to control children gifted with these powers.
This electrifying book will leave you shocked and wanting more.
Book Review: Fourteen-year-old Michael Vey has a secret that only he, his mom and his best friend, Ostin, know. It’s a potentially deadly and shocking secret that must remain hidden at all costs: Michael has electric super powers, able to send out high-voltage shocks with just a touch. And since he is small for his age, tends to get picked on by bullies, stuffed in his locker and the like, it would come in really handy for self-defense. Unfortunately, he can’t tell anyone, so his gift is kind of useless, except for jumping the dead battery on his mom’s car. But then the bullies push him too far and he can’t help himself. Michael zaps the troublemakers, sending them smoking. The whole thing is witnessed by popular cheerleader Taylor Ridley, so the secret is out.
But Taylor doesn’t react how Michael fears. She’s not freaked or spreading rumors around school; instead, she is intently curious and wants to know more. The fact is, Taylor has similar super powers that she has never told anyone about either. She can “reboot” someone’s mind, making them forget what he is doing or saying. She can also read other’s thoughts through touch. Something weird is going on, and they are determined to find out the truth. Michael, Taylor and Ostin, who isn’t electric but happens to be incredibly super smart, form a club called the Electroclan and start doing some research.
What they discover shocks even them. A company by the name of Elgen was doing experiments in the hospital where Taylor and Michael were born. Seventeen children survived, all having different electric super powers. Now Elgen is collecting the kids with plans of starting a new, super race of people to rule the world. Taylor and Michael are the last ones on the list, and Elgen is coming to get them. Elgen will stop at nothing --- including kidnapping, torture, blackmail, even murder --- to get what they want.
Michael Vey is electrifyingly awesome. This new series from bestselling author Richard Paul Evans will thrill, shock, amaze and entertain male and female readers of all ages. Evans has a smooth, embracing writing style that oozes into one’s mind and latches on, pulsing with intrigue and never letting go. This fascinating adventure cleverly switches point of view from first person with Michael to third person with various other characters. Michael and his mother have a special relationship with each other, involving mutual respect and lots of love. Michael is very likable and real, suffering from both Tourette’s syndrome and being the unfortunate prey of the bullies. Ostin is admirably intelligent, though a bit socially awkward and also a prey of the bullies, though a loyal and trustworthy friend.
Evans jumps into some tough subjects like bullying and peer pressure with a realistic approach. He also has a sense of humor and a genuine connection to the target audience, proven with this quote from the book: “If you ask me, ninth grade is the armpit of life. And there I was in the very stinkiest part of that armpit. I would recommend this book to teenagers because it is a very exciting and action packed book that not only can relate to teens life’s but also keep people wondering what’s next.
this is a fabulous start to an even better series, Michael Vey puts a scientific twist on your classic super powers, fans of the more popular Percy Jackson series will love this book.
Such a fun, wholesome series for teens. The characters are lovable. No teens with terminal illness, no vampires. Action-packed fun.
A very interesting concept for the series, and well-developed characters. Plenty of action, especially in the later books of the series.
I really enjoyed reading this super-powered adventure. You come to love the characters, and become a part of the journey they get swept up in.
It was okay, but not what I expected. Kind of superhero story, sort of coming of age tale. The real problem was the way Michael had kept his secret his whole life, and than just started telling everybody. It didn't make sense.
It was pretty interesting. It's an awesome book and people out there should read it - if you don't... shame!
Eeehhhh more then disappointed to say this wasn't as great as I hoped or was told it would be. I really wanted to fall in love with it but the beginning stank and the end left me unsure if I hated it more or if it was a little better at that point. Not totally ready to spend time reading the rest of the series but oh well.
This was not a bad book. For sure a young reader that is actually meant for younger readers...not a cross over book as I had hoped. Would be great for a 10-12 year old.
Very good book. One thing that would make it better would be not as much I said, She said, He said, and We said. That was the only thing annoying about the book, otherwise amazing!
The first book in a seven book series, Michael Vey never ceases in being an awesome book. Everything, from characters to plot, is exciting. I plan on buying every book in the series. 5 stars!
love this book so much but Richard Evans need to find some way other besides he said she said
I love this book. I also read it in less than 2 days. Michael Vey starts out as a normal high school student in Idaho and ends up becoming the hero of the whole book. You should definitely read this book if you like non-stop action.
This book is extremely good. I read in 2 days. Now the 4th book has released and Richard Paul Evans (the author) says there will be 7 books in total each releasing each year. I am so excited!
This is a amazing book. first Michael starts out as a kid who gets picked on a lot then goes to a hero. I highly recommend this book.
It is just like the lightning thief series. NO DOUBT this is the best book series ever.