Michael must save his mother - and protect his powers - in the electric sequel to the number-one New York Times best-selling Michael Vey, from Richard Paul Evans.
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 techno-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.
©2012 Richard Paul Evans (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
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Michael and clan pick up where the first left off, on the run to save his mother and stop the Elgen plan from "Hatching". The romance between Michael and Taylor is more in the background, yet other characters are fleshed out more creating new interest.
This series is a mixture of Firestarter (Stephen King) meets Percy Jackson. Excellent series for boys grades 4-12. Enjoy!
Better than the first. Its now 5 am and I have to go to work exhausted but was worth it. If you start don't expect to stop.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
Great Story ...check
Great narration. ..check
Up all night listening ....check
Absolutely worth a credit ...check
I highly recommend this book you will enjoy it.
I don't know; I do very little print
I thought the stinky guy was intriguing
keeping it moving along; didn't get sleepy from sitting and reading
When the stinky guy sacrificed himself; also the friendships were moving and how they all stuck together.
These are really good books. I highly recommend. The premise of the power with the rats was very unique, kind of disgusting and very interesting all at the same time.
Fred Berman does another oustanding job.
Trouble at the Star Source plant in Peru!
Voices of Michael, Austin, Dr. Hatch and Jack.
It's a nice change. A clean book for teens but really for all ages. I am not a science fiction lover at all and love this series. Richard Paul Evean is really onto something here and a big thanks to Mercury Ink for producing this series.The books make you laugh and cry.So nice to see kid's actually make the decision in life to "do what is right" .
A great read and I can't wait for the remaing 4 books in the series to come out.
40yr old Male with children. Physician. I like books for youth because they are clean and keeps me in touch with my kids.
Have not read book, but I think this Narrator is hands down part of the success of this book for me.
Nothing like it, that is what makes it so good.
His ability to portray so many characters so distinctly and with such personality, even the females. He is 5 stars!
The name is great!
I am a parent and this book is the kind of book I want my children to read. No swearing, sex, or even excessive/unnecessary violence. Great life lessons taught in an exciting story.
What a non-stop, action packed ride! It never stopped, and the ending is so true to real life.
Real life does not tie nice little bows on plot points, nor does it let you know the answers to all your questions. Real life leads you from one deep question to another deep question. It is so nice to read a book that obviously will have a sequal, but also treats you like real life does.
It is also great to read about characters that are real and learning. They make hard choices and put others needs before their own. There are great life lessons that can be learned from this, and my kids will love it. It's already on the kindle and mp3 of my 11 year old daughter. She'll have it done soon.
I love that young adault books are being writen that show true good/evil conflict and good examples of how to deal with it.
It was a fun listen through out the whole book, I've listened to this book three times now, and I still enjoyed listing to it each time!!!
This continues the story from the first book. Swiftly paced, it covers a lot of ground with a few good surprises.
Michael Vey exemplifies the virtues and strengths of a hero.
Yes, this story moves from danger to danger and held my interest. Sometimes I had to take a break because the antagonist speaks with such oily propaganda I had to shake it off before I could continue.
I liked the alternating points of view and the characters. I really liked Michael and Simon and Taylor a lot in the first book, and while I still enjoyed them in this one, I wasn't quite as invested as I was the first time around.
The Rise of Elgen wasn't like any other book that I have read. Parts were a little gory/gross. Don't want to give too much away, but there are some large rats and some nasty stuff happens with them.
The narrator is good. I think he does well with the boy's/men's voices. Like most male narrators, I am not all that impressed with his women's voices but it doesn't take anything away from the book.
Yes. I loved the first book and stayed up late to listen to it. This one wasn't quite that good, but I still listened to the entire book in one day!
While some stuff was resolved in this book, the ending was a cliffhanger. You don't find out who is helping? Michael and his friends and why. The cliffhanger at the end was good, and it made up for some of the slower parts of the book. The alternating points of view also made the book move faster than it might have otherwise. All-in-all a good sequel to the first and I am looking forward to the third book in the series!
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