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Rise of the Elgen: Michael Vey, Book 2 | [Richard Paul Evans]

Rise of the Elgen: Michael Vey, Book 2

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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    FanB14 Rockville, VA, United States 08-26-12
    FanB14 Rockville, VA, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2011

    Short, Simple, No Spoilers

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    "Good Series for Boys"

    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!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Henri Roslindale, MA, United States 08-17-12
    Henri Roslindale, MA, United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Phenomenal!"

    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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 09-03-12
    Katheryne MD, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Great Story For All Ages"

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Monts Southern Illinois 09-10-14
    R. J. Monts Southern Illinois 09-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Huge setting change from the first book"

    Most of the events of this book take place in South America. It seems largely accurate in it's descriptions of places, but the setting change is so jarring from the first book. Michael Vey doesn't stay in Idaho, or even in America, but takes the fight to the evil ElGen corporation.

    Again, Michael's condition is largely ignored throughout the book. Which may be the point. Dr Hatch is again back as the main villian and the ElGen have developed new weapons and tactics in the 13 hours since we left our heroes at the end of the first book.

    The setting change, while jarring, does move the book away from the cliches of the first book. The heroes are virtuous to a fault and the bad guys are evil to the hilt.

    All in all it remains a typical teen hero fantasy in an unusual setting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 08-28-14
    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not as good as book one"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Kids around 12 to 15 maybe, but I thought it was a little mean. Not funny like the first one.


    What was most disappointing about Richard Paul Evans’s story?

    The characters did very mean things.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 01-03-14
    Susan Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise of the Elgen to be better than the print version?

    I don't know; I do very little print


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I thought the stinky guy was intriguing


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    keeping it moving along; didn't get sleepy from sitting and reading


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the stinky guy sacrificed himself; also the friendships were moving and how they all stuck together.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle R Dallas, TX 10-21-13
    Kyle R Dallas, TX 10-21-13
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    "Written as a kids book but great for adults too."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise of the Elgen to be better than the print version?

    Fred Berman does another oustanding job.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rise of the Elgen?

    Trouble at the Star Source plant in Peru!


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    Voices of Michael, Austin, Dr. Hatch and Jack.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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" .


    Any additional comments?

    A great read and I can't wait for the remaing 4 books in the series to come out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chris DALLAS, OR, United States 08-20-12
    Chris DALLAS, OR, United States 08-20-12

    40yr old Male with children. Physician. I like books for youth because they are clean and keeps me in touch with my kids.

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    "Wow! Wow! Wow! It just got even better."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise of the Elgen to be better than the print version?

    Have not read book, but I think this Narrator is hands down part of the success of this book for me.


    What other book might you compare Rise of the Elgen to and why?

    Nothing like it, that is what makes it so good.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    His ability to portray so many characters so distinctly and with such personality, even the females. He is 5 stars!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The name is great!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Rowe 08-18-12
    Dawn Rowe 08-18-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Semper Fi! Bravery, Sacrifice and Honor"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Denard Stockbridge, GA, United States 09-09-13
    Denard Stockbridge, GA, United States 09-09-13
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    "good story"
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    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!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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