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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Review of, Michael Vey (#2) Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans

Product Details:

  • Title: Michael Vey(#2) Rise of the Elgen
  • Author: Richard Paul Evans
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink; First Edition edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Genre: YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • ISBN-10: 1442454148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442454149
  • FTC FYI: Review copy in exchange for an honest review.







Book Description:

August 14, 2012 Michael Vey (Book 2)

Michael must save his mother—and protect his powers—in the electric sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling 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 tecno-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.



My Review:
Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen can be described as having lots of action and intensity! Michael is growing into himself, and his electrical powers, and his confidence has grown. His motivation is also greater as he sets out to rescue his Mom. With the great cast of characters that we met in the first Michael Vey book,The Prisoner of Cell 25, Michael is set to take on the evil Dr. Hatch and The Order of Elgen. There are many set backs for Michael and his friends, but they don't give up. 
 
One of the most terrible villains in this book(not that it is their fault) are the rats! I didn't like them before, and I certainly don't like them any better now. They play a huge part of the plot in this second book. I'm not giving away any more details, but be aware, if you don't like rodents, there are a few chapters that are going to make your squirm. Some of what the rats do will not be appropriate for some kids,especially the under 11 year old crowd. You have to decide for your own kids what you feel is appropriate. For teens, they will just think this whole book is very cool. I like the book because it is clean and has no bad language.

This book will keep you glued to it's pages and you won't want to put it down. I know many teens that have read it in under 24 hours. The ending will leave you H-A-N-G-I-N-G! I could not believe it! I truly am hoping that the third book comes out sooner, rather than later. If you liked the first Michael Vey book, you must read this second book. It is so worth your time and money to buy this book and get reading!

You can purchase your own copy of Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen here at Amazon or Deseret Book.

I had the great experience of having Richard Paul Evans come to my school to give an assembly to the 4th-6th graders. He did such an awesome job! The theme of the assembly was finding your own power within yourself. Though we might not all have an electrical power like Michael Vey, we all have some power inside of us to make our life successful. We just need to reach inside of us and find it. I was very inspired as an adult and I know the kids loved it too. Doug Osmond works for Richard, and he did a fun "game show" with the students. With two teams of kids, they had to answer questions from popular YA books, including Michael Vey, and the winning team won some fun prizes. Here is a picture of me with Doug and Richard.

About Richard:

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box.  Each of his eighteen novels has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; there are more than 14 million copies of his books in print worldwide.  His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and several have been international bestsellers.
Evans has won the American Mothers book award, two first place Storytelling World awards, The Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Leserpreis Gold Award for Romance, and the Religion Communicator’s Council’s Wilbur Award.

Four of Evans’s books have been produced as television movies.

Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children.
Evans lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Keri, and their five children.


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1 comment:

  1. So glad you emailed. I've been so busy, I haven't been able to check any blogs. You rock. I can't wait to read this book. I entered your contest for witch born. Looks great.

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