Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Michael Vey Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from the publisher)

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 tecno-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.

My Thoughts:

Better the devil you know that the one you don’t.”  (p.333)

Richard Paul Evans will keep his readers guessing who the devil really is in this book all the way until the very last sentence!  Arggggghhh!!!  The last sentence!!  I want another book NOW!!! Now! Do you hear me!  You can’t leave me here!!

But leave me here he did.  So, now I must wait none too patiently to discover who survives, who doesn’t and what happens to Hatch and his horrid guards.  And his horrid plan.  And, well, everything! 
Folks, I missed the first Michael Vey novel, and you better believe I’m going to look for it and devour it!  Evans accurately captures teens and pre-teens in all of their confusing glory.  Add some electrical powers, and you have a book that you can’t read fast enough! Seriously!  I was dubious at first, and then I began reading.  And continued reading.  And then reached the last page, and I want MORE!

No wonder this man’s books are hitting the NY Times bestseller list!  He is brilliant!  His writing is brilliant, and his story captures your imagination without dampening the human spirit.  Brilliant! If you haven’t spent time with Michael Vey and his Electroclan, what are you waiting for!!  It’s a wild ride!!

About the Author:
Richard Paul Evans is the #1 international bestselling author of The Christmas Box and seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is also the winner of the American Mothers Book Award, 2005 Romantic Times best women’s novel of the year award, the 2010 German Audience Book Award and two, first place Storytelling World Awards for his children’s stories.
Four of Richard’s books have been produced as television movies. In 2000, Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children.

Like Michael Vey, Richard also has Tourette’s Syndrome. Richard wrote Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 for his son, Michael.

You can read my interview with him HERE!

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