Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 (Book 1)

Michael Vey:  Prisoner of Cell 25 (Book 1)

Thrilling and electric (yes, pun intended, you'll see) Michael Vey is a great read! And what a character! Michael is an ordinary high school boy with extraordinary powers--he's electric! Somehow, he is able to direct electricity and shock others with enough power to knock them unconscious or even kill them! His best friend Ostin (pronounced Austin, like the town in Texas but Ostin's mother didn't choose to spell it right) and Taylor, a pretty and popular cheerleader are the only ones who know about Michael's special abilities. Taylor is rather special, too. She can "reboot" people, making them forget whatever it was they were just doing or thinking. She can also read minds. Ostin is a total nerd; a scientific and research genius but has no special physical powers. Together the three teens from a club called the Electroclan and are investigating how Michael and Taylor got these special "gifts." Ostin is onto something when he figures out how Taylor and Michael were born in the same hospital in California and a strange outbreak of newborn deaths occurred around the same time. Only seventeen newborns survived--Michael and Taylor are two. ] What if the other fifteen kids all had special powers, too? And what if someone was looking for them? And what if that someone has bad--really, really bad-- intentions? When Michael's mother is kidnapped, he knows he has to go save her. He will use his powers and call upon his friends and a couple of frenemies for help. Action-packed adventure, well-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable, this novel is going to be huge! Books two and three are likely to enjoy a large following--maybe even an upcoming movie, perhaps? Highly recommended for lovers of paranormal and action.

Grade 7-up. No language, no sex.   330 pages  ISBN  9781451656503

Recommended by Pamela Thompson, Library Media Specialist, Texas, USA FTC REquired Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Visit her ya novels blog at http://booksbypamelathompson.blogspot.com/

User reviews

2 reviews
Rating
 
3.0(2)
Already have an account? or Create an account
View most helpful
Rating
 
3.0
This is the first of seven book series, second vol. is due in August 2012. I loved this book. It reads fast, has likable characters, and an interesting premise.

I am looking forward to the next title in the series to see if it holds up.
BF
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Rating
 
3.0
This book does a fantastic job helping the reader get inside the head of someone with Tourette Syndrome. I really learned a lot. The ideas were fresh and this was one exciting read. I got to the end and found myself yelling, "NOOOOOO!" But, of course, the adventure has to go on right?
BM
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0