Book Review: Rise of Elgen (Michael Vey #2) by Richard Paul Evans

Title: Rise of the Elgen

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Series: Michael Vey (Book 2)

Publisher: Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink

Release Date: August 14, 2012


Book Summary:

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 “restucture” the world.


When book 1 in this series came out, my dear husband found himself at the bookstore the same Richard Paul Evans was there. So he bought book 1, and had it signed to me. Earlier this year for my birthday I picked up the sequel in the series. I continued to put it to the side, waiting for a time when Mark and I could read it together, just like we read the first one.
I’m not very patient when it comes to books though, so I finally picked it up and read it alone. I almost feel bad, but not really. It’s such a good book, with some great characters. The only struggle I encountered with this book, was when certain scenarios just became too unrealistic for me. It didn’t happen terribly frequently, though. I’ll be keeping this one around for my kids to read in a few years.
Rating: 4,5 stars.
Content: Clean.
Source: Personal copy
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