The start of an action-packed teen series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.
To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette’s syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens—and through them, the world.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans introduces a character whose risk-filled exploration marks the beginning of a riveting new series. With only his powers, his wits, and his friends to protect him, Michael will need all his strength to survive….
Michael Vey is the first title in Glenn Beck’s Mercury Ink publishing program.
Evans (The Christmas Box) enters the YA market with this fast-paced, if predictable tale of a teenager with superpowers and the conspiracy that created him. Years ago, a medical equipment accident killed dozens of newborns and left 17of them with assorted "electrical powers." In present-day Idaho, 14-year-old misfit Michael Vey, who can create electricity and has Tourette's syndrome, is one of the last two living outside of Pasadena. Coincidentally, the other "electric child" is Michael's crush, cute cheerleader, Taylor who is able to mentally "reset" people's brains. When a mysterious organization called Elgen kidnaps Taylor as well as Michael's mother, Michael, his best friend Ostin, and a pair of school bullies venture on a cross-country trip to rescue them. Taylor, meanwhile, learns that Elgen is just as dastardly an organization as she'd feared. Evans delivers a pair of believable lead characters Taylor has wits and personal integrity, while Michael's Tourette's syndrome, coupled with an emotional jolt from his past, adds dimension but generic dialogue and lackluster villains result in a by-the-numbers thriller. Ages 12 up.
This was and interesting story theme and well written for middle school and intermediate level readers. Enjoyable characters with good action sequences
Zipped through the book like a lightning bolt (less than 24 hours - 8 hours of reading). An energized, en-lightening story with amped up action and charged teen romance. Sparks fly and emotions surge in this story with an under-current of social commentary.
This book was better then any I have read in a while. I think one of the best aspects of it was how it incorporated today's technology and things real people do everyday into the events and things that were done by the main cast. This added a realism into the book that scarcely is seen with other books. I would be in line over at barnes and nobles to get the next book if I had to, which i have a feeling that many others will be also. Excellent book for ages 10-old <- like me. Definite recommendation to read it NOW...