Michael Vey:The Prisoner of Cell 25
By: Richard Paul Evans
“. . . my 13-year-old grandson picked it up and began reading the first chapter after I had put it down. He remarked, “Papa, hurry up and finish reading this, I want to see where this story goes.” I already know where this is all going: Michael Vey The Prisoner of Cell 25 is going to be another bestseller for Richard Paul Evans. The book is electric.”
"Michael Vey is one of the most original thrillers I've come across in years. It's rare that a book can appeal to a young adult just as much as their parents-but Evans has pulled it off."
“A fast paced, entertaining read with an engrossing storyline and well developed characters…I think [Michael Vey] is going to be a fabulous new series by Richard Paul Evans. It’s exciting, full of action, snark, unique powers and has a group of teens who are worth reading about…I definitely recommend picking this one up.”
Michael Vey is not the ordinary 14 year old. Since birth he has had the power to shock people. He starts off very unpopular at his school, but when Taylor meets him and tells the story of what he did to the bullies and it blows everyone away. He is also very short. His dad also died when Michael was 8. He is one out of the 2 needed to complete Dr. Hatch's plan to help the world. Michael is the most powerful of the electro children, he is the only one who can increase his power and also gains more abilities on the way. He is the one who Dr. Hatch wants the most because of this, he mentions that Michael also says that is unstoppable so he needs him to finish his research.
He is the owner of the Elgen Academy and has the 15 electro children in his possession, his goal is to study all of the kids in his academy to find out why only 17 survived and the other hundred he tried to gives the powers to did not live. He welcomes them in to the academy with very expensive gifts and meals to make them want to stay. And every once in a while he brings them to expensive places or surprises them with more gifts. He seems nice to all the kids but he is very evil.
Taylor Ridley is the other electric child Mr. Hatch is in search for to complete his master plan. Taylor is a very popular cheerleader who notices Michael's powers and tells him about hers. Taylor has the power to read minds and also the power to scramble the brain making the person confused and they forget what happened. From what she doesn't know until later in the book is that she has a twin sister, an evil sister named Tara which has the same powers that she has except she can not read minds. Taylor is abducted by Dr. Hatch and one of his electro children Nichelle who can detect and drain powers which she did both to find and help to capture Taylor.