Every character in this story, including the bad guys was well developed, highly visual and amazingly independent of each other's descriptions. Often in YA when there are many characters, some of them are interchangeable and their voices are weak. Not so here. As the narrator, not very versed at multiple voices, spoke for each character, it was clear who each was.
I also loved that the characters stayed true, or found the truth in the face of loyalty, integrity and teamwork. This book really plays on those themes and not in a cheesy or forceful way. the way Michael interacts with bullies, with not powered and the way he holds true to his own beliefs despite torture is amazing. While the story is not traumatizing for YA readers, it is very clear that there is a role model in Michael for those who may be bullied in real life.
and it's not just Michael. His friends are amazing. I love Austin. He's so funny and geeky and absolutely indispensable to Michael and Taylor. I really can't wait for the next book. Imagine my joy when I found out it was only a month away!
The language matched the premise and the characters were consistent as was the story line. That's hard to fins in YA sometimes. For example, Hunger games was a great premise and had several interesting characters, but the language and sequences did not match the premise of children being forced to kill each other for the glory of their district. It was mold and not quite believable. I think it was one of the few times the movie did a better job than the book. With Michael vay, I hope they make a movie, but I fear they can do it justice.
In a time when loyalty is shocking, meet Michael Vey. (lame, but jeeze, you sprung this on me :)
if you liked percy jackson., you will like this book. If you didn't like percy jackson, you will like this book. If you like hunger games, you will like this book. If you like the x-me, you will like this book. If you liked the Maximum ride books, you will like this book.
I ended up very much liking the book and the characters and I am anticipating the sequel. I also almost stopped listening at several points. The wonderful and terrible thing about this book is that all the characters are real people. Some of those people are truly, believably evil – some are evil through amorality and others do evil things out of stupidity or laziness and some are coerced into evil actions.
In this book, adults torture children. Children torture children. Both adults and children kill. There is also growth, change and redemption. The author is very good at blending the fantasy powers with the reality of how people act and interact. He is also very good at teaching that intelligence, courage and love are all powers, too.
probaly to pick up details I've missed the first round
Finding out there were more electric kids and what had happened
Good voice, ez to listen
yeah pretty much so
A worthy read! that I just stumbled on!
i did not read the book but my guess is it would be the same
Enders Game, because you have a kid in each story finding himself and his ability to lead. also a great book for kids
kept the story entertaining
finding the truth about his dad
can't wait for second book
Everything, I could not stop listening to it. It was just an all around good book.:)
Michael, Austin and Taylor, who couldn't love them especially Austin.:)
He brought out the characters really well.
Awesome book for tweens, teens and adults.
This was one of the best audiobooks I've heard. Great narrator. Great story. I couldn't wait for my walks to listen to more each day.
Probably Maximum Ride by Patterson. It also reminds me of the TV show Dark Angel.
He's very good with making each character distinctive.
I loved this book. My entire family can listen to it, it doesn't have foul language. And....the story line captures attention immediately, and keeps it. This is one you will want to listen to over and over again. Can't say that since Hunger Games (this audiobook has much better narration). You immediately leave the real world behind and escape into the electro world.
Can't wait until the next book of this series comes out.
Michael comes to the decision to be true to himself regardless of the consequences that will bring.
Fred brings excitement and captures the characters just how you would invision them.
When doing good won out, and united the kids together. Really spelling out the evils of the desire to
One of the best!
Beyonders, which I also loved.
No. This is the first.
I was looking for any excuse to put those ear buds in and deep listening. I wanted to find out what happened.
I would like more of this series. This is obviously the first book and I am looking for more!
It pulled you in and never let you go. Sometimes I couldn't get out of the car cause I had to listen to what happened next. It was written and read beautifully.
I loved the whole book. We couldn't wait to go to town just to put this in and listen to it.
Just the thrill and the excitement of the moments. Wonderful!
It did both. It made us laugh and cry. What a good book.
Just buy it. It grabs ahold of you and takes you on a journey and leaves you wanting more. Can't wait for the next one.
This was not what I expected from the author, but it was still a fun surprise. The characters were all realistically drawn and put into typical teen experiences, but due to the story line, the outcome of those experiences were often far from what you'd have expected. Reading the book as an adult, there was a lot missing, however, attempting to read it from a YA perspective, it was a lot of fun and very exciting.
Although I was satisfied with the ending of the book, I felt that leaving one of the major characters left to be resolved, was something that could only work in this format. Hopefully, there will be a sequel that will bring us to a more satisfactory conclusion.