Book Review: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey #1) by Richard Paul Evans

Michael VeyTitle: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey #1)

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Series: Michael Vey #1 of 7

Published: August 9, 2011


Book Summary: 

My name is Michael Vey, and the story I’m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It’s my story.

To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.

Michael thinks he’s unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.




My daughter read this book when it came out and really enjoyed it and said I should read it. I finally got around to it. This is a great story for readers from middle grade on up. It is fast paced and very engaging. While I didn’t “love it” as much as I have other books similar to this I thought it was very well done. I’ll be passing it on to my 12 year old as it seems like something he will love.

There will be 7 books in this series and book 4 was just released. I will likely wait a couple years before continuing on with this series so I can read the rest of the books straight through.


4.5 Stars

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend

Content: Clean