Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Michael Vey: The Rise of Elgen

By Richard Paul Evans

 Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan have escaped from the Elgen Academy in Pasadena and are headed back to Idaho to plain their next move. But what’s waiting for them there will change everything.

After using their wits and powers to narrowly escape and 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?

This is the second book in the Michael Vey series and it was just as fun as the first. It was a little slower to start with, but only a little. Mr. Evans doesn't wait long to throw you into the next heart-stopping escape or rescue attempt for the electroclan. This book centers around the rescue of Michael's mother, and brings up more mysteries and has one heck of a cliffhanger...thanks! I hate having to wait with a cliffhanger. I decided that while reading this installment, it really reminds me a lot of James Patterson's Maximum Ride series, but (in my humble opinion) much better in that it has more depth of story and character. It isn't just a pulp fiction ride, at least it doesn't feel that way.  It's not philisophical by any means, but it does have its moments of teen insight. Fun book and probably a great buy for your young boy readers, though there is some kissy kissy. (Just a bit of fair warning for the cootie believer). 

I give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 

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