Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere

By Richard Paul Evans

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan have destroyed the largest of the Elgen Starxource plants, but now they’re on the run. The Elgen have teamed up with the Peruvian army to capture them, and only Michael remains free. With his friends due to stand trial for terrorism—a charge that may carry the death penalty—Michael will need all his wits and his abilities if he’s to save them.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Dr. Hatch and his loyal Electric Children have seized control of the E.S. Ampere—the super yacht the Elgen use as their headquarters. With the seven ships of the Elgen fleet now under his control, Hatch heads back to Peru to gather his army and begin his quest for global domination.
Michael must free his friends and then find a way to stop Hatch, but Hatch knows Michael and the Electroclan are coming. And he’s ready for them. Can the Electroclan win the battle of the Ampere? Or has Michael’s luck finally run out?

So, the beginning of this book was super slow. I had a really hard time and was forcing myself to read chunks and get to the point of the book. It seemed to me there was a ton of unnecessary detail and focus on things that were interesting, but didn’t move the plot forward fast enough for the theme of the series. Once you get through it though, it picks up and we’re back on track. I will admit though that I am having a hard time caring about the majority of the characters, as their development hasn't been addressed near enough. But now that I’ve got my issues out of the way I will say that this book is a solid adventure and interesting in how the clan continues to find new ways to use their electrical powers to defeat the baddies. I’m a little less enthused about the series as a whole after this book, and still haven’t picked up the fourth book that came out this past year. I’m waiting for the mood to hit, which might take a while.

This gets the average 3 out of 5

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