Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Michael Vey and the Prisoner of Cell 25: by Richard Paul Evans
Michael Vey is a pretty normal teen in 9th grade at Meridian High School. Except for one thing. He has Tourette's syndrome. Oh, and electrical powers. Maybe that was a little more important He can shock people, but he tries to hide it. He's had to move multiple times because of his powers, but he's hidden it well for the last few years. With his dad being dead after a heart attack when Michael was 8, it's just him, his mom, and his best friend Ostin.
However, his secret slips out after he reacts to getting assaulted by bullies, and he makes contact with one of the most popular girls in the school, Taylor Ridley. Turns out, he's not the only one with electrical powers. Taylor can read people's minds if she's touching them or if she's touching something metal. Between them and Ostin, they create the Electroclan. What they don't realize is that the Electroclan is going to run into more danger than just the average schoolyard bully.
I liked the action in this book. It's not overdone, at least not for an action/sci-fi book, but it's certainly exciting. I also like how the romance [not gonna say who] isn't extremely cheesy. It's actually played quite well, and it shows that in a crazy world, things don't always work out for the couples.
The thing I didn't really like was how the beginning was kind of slow. It took me 2 tries to finish the book.
Overall, I'd give this book a 4.5/5 stars.