Michael Vey

Michael Vey

The Prisoner of Cell 25

Book - 2011
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Michael Vey, a fourteen-year-old with Tourette's syndrome who possesses special electric powers, 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink, 2011
Edition: First Simon PulseMercury Ink hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451656503
Branch Call Number: Evans, R
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 24 cm


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Oct 30, 2020

Short enough for non avid readers, and long enough for readers like myself, This whole series shall keep you in suspense with its realistic story line.

Sep 30, 2020

The Prisoner of Cell 25 is a remarkable novel, about a teenager named Michael Vey with the power to harness electricity. He is one of seventeen individuals with electricity-related powers, after an unexplained machine malfunction at the hospital they were born in. He discovers that one of those individuals is none other than Taylor Ridley, a girl at his school. Both of the two, along with Michael’s friend Ostin who knows is secret as well, must band together to rescue his kidnapped mother and discover the dangerous secrets behind his powers and the people who want to use them.

This first book in the Michael Vey series is absolutely fascinating. Richard Paul Evans creates an intriguing plot, with interesting, likable characters and the ever powerful kick of superpowers. You will be on the edge of your seat and wanting more when you’re finished.

Jul 21, 2020

Michael has had electric powers since he was little, but he keeps them a secret. Michael discovers that Taylor, a girl at his school, has powers too. He and Taylor set out to investigate why they have these powers and if there are more out there.

They find out that a machine malfunctioned at the hospital they were born in. Their research reveals their location to a powerful group that wants to control children gifted with these powers.

This electrifying book will leave you shocked and wanting more.

Dec 11, 2019

Book Review: Fourteen-year-old Michael Vey has a secret that only he, his mom and his best friend, Ostin, know. It’s a potentially deadly and shocking secret that must remain hidden at all costs: Michael has electric super powers, able to send out high-voltage shocks with just a touch. And since he is small for his age, tends to get picked on by bullies, stuffed in his locker and the like, it would come in really handy for self-defense. Unfortunately, he can’t tell anyone, so his gift is kind of useless, except for jumping the dead battery on his mom’s car. But then the bullies push him too far and he can’t help himself. Michael zaps the troublemakers, sending them smoking. The whole thing is witnessed by popular cheerleader Taylor Ridley, so the secret is out.
But Taylor doesn’t react how Michael fears. She’s not freaked or spreading rumors around school; instead, she is intently curious and wants to know more. The fact is, Taylor has similar super powers that she has never told anyone about either. She can “reboot” someone’s mind, making them forget what he is doing or saying. She can also read other’s thoughts through touch. Something weird is going on, and they are determined to find out the truth. Michael, Taylor and Ostin, who isn’t electric but happens to be incredibly super smart, form a club called the Electroclan and start doing some research.
What they discover shocks even them. A company by the name of Elgen was doing experiments in the hospital where Taylor and Michael were born. Seventeen children survived, all having different electric super powers. Now Elgen is collecting the kids with plans of starting a new, super race of people to rule the world. Taylor and Michael are the last ones on the list, and Elgen is coming to get them. Elgen will stop at nothing --- including kidnapping, torture, blackmail, even murder --- to get what they want.
Michael Vey is electrifyingly awesome. This new series from bestselling author Richard Paul Evans will thrill, shock, amaze and entertain male and female readers of all ages. Evans has a smooth, embracing writing style that oozes into one’s mind and latches on, pulsing with intrigue and never letting go. This fascinating adventure cleverly switches point of view from first person with Michael to third person with various other characters. Michael and his mother have a special relationship with each other, involving mutual respect and lots of love. Michael is very likable and real, suffering from both Tourette’s syndrome and being the unfortunate prey of the bullies. Ostin is admirably intelligent, though a bit socially awkward and also a prey of the bullies, though a loyal and trustworthy friend.
Evans jumps into some tough subjects like bullying and peer pressure with a realistic approach. He also has a sense of humor and a genuine connection to the target audience, proven with this quote from the book: “If you ask me, ninth grade is the armpit of life. And there I was in the very stinkiest part of that armpit. I would recommend this book to teenagers because it is a very exciting and action packed book that not only can relate to teens life’s but also keep people wondering what’s next.

Oct 26, 2019

this is a fabulous start to an even better series, Michael Vey puts a scientific twist on your classic super powers, fans of the more popular Percy Jackson series will love this book.

Jul 23, 2019

Such a fun, wholesome series for teens. The characters are lovable. No teens with terminal illness, no vampires. Action-packed fun.

Jul 17, 2018

This was probably one of the greatest books I have ever read!!!!

Jul 09, 2018

A very interesting concept for the series, and well-developed characters. Plenty of action, especially in the later books of the series.

LiteratureStudent Oct 16, 2017

I really enjoyed reading this super-powered adventure. You come to love the characters, and become a part of the journey they get swept up in.

Dec 03, 2016

It was okay, but not what I expected. Kind of superhero story, sort of coming of age tale. The real problem was the way Michael had kept his secret his whole life, and than just started telling everybody. It didn't make sense.

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Jul 17, 2016

A kid named Michael has electrical powers. His mom and his friend get kidnapped. He has to save them with his other friend, Austin, and they have to break the two kidnapped people out of a school.


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Sep 30, 2019

"You don't really have to be smart to get good grades. Just good at doing what they tell you to do." (260)

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