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Rise of the Elgen (Michael Vey #2)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  10,321 ratings  ·  1,082 reviews
Michael must save his mother—and protect his powers—in the electric sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Michael Vey, from Richard Paul Evans.

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 alli
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Hardcover, 335 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink (first published January 1st 2012)
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Erin
I loved this book; I thought it was just as good and action-packed as the first. My only complaint is the ending...its not bad, just a cliff-hanger; I don't know how long I will have to wait for a third book to come out and finish the story.
Jackie
While the writing is ok - mostly fast-paced and definitely held my interest - this one suffered the frequent "sophomore slump". Yes, I understand this is science fiction. Yes, I've read science fiction before. No, science fiction isn't my favorite genre, but I still finished the book.

If I were being nit-picky, which I really try not to, I could list several things that I felt were thrown in just because the author could. They didn't really add to the plot, nor even the enjoyment of reading. They
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Kit Kat
I must say I am incredibly glad I saw this on the shelf at a bookstore and decided to read it. The first one was Phenominale and I wish the third one would come out faster. But here's the gist of it. Michael is a very well thought out character who is very out going and brave. The story was a little Cliche but I enjoyed it none the less. It's one of those books you read just to know the good guy would win, get the girl, and save his family. It made me wonder why others gave soooooo much attentio ...more
Alisa
My two complaints: This book came out on the second day of school... right as I'm trying to get my kids back in school! Even though I had limited time, I squeezed in some time to read this book because I really liked the first book. The second complaint: The cliffhanger that has me waiting another year (and I just heard that this is a 6-book series - Yikes!).

Michael and his friends escape the Elgen, meet an anonymous ally (known as "the Voice") who helps them with one of the escapes and gives th
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John


An excellent book. Made for a great family read-a-loud. One thing to note, Richard Paul Evans promoted this series as one that was supposed to be as action-packed as other popular young adult books such as Harry Potter and Hunger Games, but without being as dark and demented. I would say that the first book of the series lived up to that claim, but this second book exposed much more of the villian in this story and was much darker. Some of the death scenes were especially gruesome and might be
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Nzachariah7
Our favorite guy is back with another story to tell. Michael Vey comes back from destroying the academy. But he is not happy. He wants his mom back. (who is still a prisoner) One day Michael gets a phone call from a person he does not know. The voice tells him that they want to help defeat the bad guys ( know as the elgen) Then Michael finds out where his mother has been kept. The only problem , is that the main place where the elgen is and that hatch ( the leader) is there. Will he and his team ...more
Sofsofl
I loved this book! It was really exciting and all the characters were great. I think the author was very creative in choosing everyone's powers, and thinking up new technology. This is the second book in the Michael Vey series, and although the first book was good, this one was way better. Rise of the Elgen is about Michael, an electrical teenager and the Electroclan, a group of other electrical teenagers and a few normal teens trying to rescue Michael's mother. The evil Dr. Hatch has his own gr ...more
Darla
(Genre:Teen Fiction/Science Fiction) 3.5 stars. If you read and enjoyed the first book, then you will probably want to read this one as well. This is the second installment in the series and it did not disappoint. Michael is a great teen hero who now leads a small band of electric teenagers (along with 3 "normal" teenagers) on a mission to rescue his mother from the hands of the Elgen and the evil Dr. Hatch. We also get new and better insight into the Elgen coorporation and how Dr. Hatch fits in ...more
Bob(cassandra)
Michael Vey: Rise of The Elgen
Richard Paul Evens
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This book was amazing, it is a thriller. It is one of those books that you can’t put down. You are on edge on almost every part. There is some romance and mystery. This book is very action packed. There are fires and lightning bolts flying. It is very excited and very breath taking. This book is about a group of kids with electric powers, and they basically fight an evil guy named Hatch. Now Hatch is trying to basically take
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AnnMarie
My eleven year old was devouring this book. I was also reading it but a little slower than she was. Then I read in the paper that although it is geared for ages 12 and up it was recommended that it might be better if it was 16 and up. I confiscated the book from my daughter and said I needed to read it first. She was NOT happy. I just finished it and although there are some pretty ruthless people and moments in this book, I believe I will let her read it.

This book picks up right where the last o
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Taffy
Dec 21, 2012 Taffy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
First line:

""This had better be important," the man said."

The next book in the Michael Vey series won't disappoint. With constant twists and action, and creepy plots like glowing rats, it's hard to put this book down.

Michael Vey is part of a special group of kids with special powers. And certain people want them dead. Another group of people also want the special kids, but hopefully to help them. But Michael must first save his mother, who has been kidnapped by the bad guys as bait for Michael.

T
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Greatest Ever
Well, after months and months of obsessively checking the internet Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen was finally released! But did it live up to the hype?

Michael Vey's story seemed rather simple at first: teenage boy has superpowers but it QUICKLY diverged into its own strange, lovable series but I'm not here to review the first book. The second book improved where the first book fell flat.

One of the problems I had with the first book was that the characters felt rather 'thin' and almost paper
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Nancy
No way can the second book of a series be as good as the first. But it is. Not just a place holder, but a bona fide page turner. The story continues to develop as do the characters. The Electriclan kids' powers are practiced and develop even further. Michael Vey becomes the accidental leader and, I love this, he is flawed. Not only is he flawed, but he's still a kid and often wants to go back to a simpler time.

Read the first book before this one. Although I think a reader will catch onto the gis
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Andrea
Aug 22, 2012 Andrea rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: favs
I liked this book, BUT, please note, don't read this book right before you are going to eat. There are some icky descriptions that totally grossed me out and made me loose my appetite! They did pertain to the story and plot and actually developed it, but it was still really gross and they are throughout the entire book. ewe. With that said, this is a 4 star book for me.

I liked how the characters are developing and how they work together. The plot was also good. It's sorta like a Jame's Bond mov
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Rzachariah4
Michael Vey has just destroyed the academy, but he hasn't achieved everything that he wants. The Elgen have his mother kidnapped in Peru and Michael needs to get there without letting Hatch know. When he recieves a phone call from "the voice," he must use it as his best opportunity to get to Peru but will Hatch find out about this plan and will he be caught and put in Cell 26? "Rise of the Elgen" by Richard Paul Evans is about adventure, family loyalty, power, and friendship.
Jfeghali3
Michael Vey and 8 other teenagers (5 of the teens have electric powers including Michael) want to find Michael's mom and take her home to safety, but to get to her they must break into a plant were the people are keeping Michael's mom and bust her out of the cell. So they come up with a plan and put it to action. Then when they get out and are running from the guards 8 of the teens get captured. Michael Vey Rise of the Elgen is about bravery, trust, and friendship.
Lazybee
One of the worst mistakes superhero story writers makes is that overpowering their protagonist. R.P.Evans clearly made that mistake in this book. Other than that this was a classic superhero adventure. I can't say I didn't like it. Although it wasn't as awesome as it's predecessor.
Emily
Michael and Taylor were born with electrical powers and it so happens that 15 others were too. Now Michael has to save his mother who was kidnapped by Dr. Hatch, the leader of the Elgen. Michael, Taylor, and Ostin face many new challenges and enemies as they are led to the jungles of Peru. With the help of the “voice” and some other friends they have met along the way they must save the world from the Elgen’s rise in power and Michael’s mom before it is too late.
I loved this book and the only
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Sarah Allred
This is the second book in its series. Michael and his friends run from California and go back home in Ohio. A mysterious voice calls Michael and help them out. They go to Peru to save his mom, and Michael gets captured and almost killed a few times. They save his mom and make it out alive.
Nick Thomas
A very "electrifying" book, and a good read, Richard Paul Evans out-did himself writing the sequel to Micheal Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25. The age range for this book varies but putting a specific age on this book probably anywhere from 14-20 years old, but anyone who is interested in electricity and boy wonder's will enjoy this book. I found that Mike is a very relatable person. The way he has to lead his group of friends through a series of events that involve hand to hand combat, lightning, some ...more
Josue Fuentes
I already read the first book so i got into the series and its getting better!
Jessie
I have a 13 year old brother with ADD and dyslexia that hates to read. He has a very hard time finding interesting easy to understand books that keep his attention. He LOVES these Michel Vey books though. He can't put them down!! And I love them too, I've gotten sucked in. The writing is not the best, but for kids like my brother who have a hard times reading ... It makes it even easier for him to understand. I'm glad these books have been able to show him how amazing books are and the adventur ...more
Melaniemouse
I feel like 3 stars is maybe a little generous, I did like it for the most part, but I had a few major hang-ups.

The book is broken into parts, and I did not like "Part 2" at all. Here's why. The second part is all about Dr. Hatch, so we get to delve into the depths of his twisted mind. Keeping in mind that is JV fiction, I felt like the author went waaay overboard in outlining just how evil Hatch is. He is essentially Hitler. I didn't think it was age appropriate to be describing the step by ste
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Kiirsi Hellewell
I'm starting to see a pattern arising in these books, and so far the first four all follow it:

--There are several "parts" wherein each different part is showing a certain character's POV...some may only last a couple of chapters. One of these parts always shows the "evil" point of view and what's going on there, so you can feel proper dread and horror over what our heroes will soon be forced to break into/out of/be tortured during their time there

--They spend the majority of the book either tram
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Anthony Johnson
Michael Vey the Rise of the Elgen caught my attention and didn't give it back until the end of the book. The book did what I am trying to do and that is to catch your attention. Did it work, if you're still here then good because you are in for a spoil free treat.
Michael Vey prisoner of cell 25(the first book) left me wondering what could Hatch do now because it seemed the heroes won. Then I remembered that Michael still hadn't won because something that was his was in his grasp but he couldn't
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Jordan Reynolds
This book was absolutly amazing. This book continues on with the major adventures of Michael Vey and his Electro Clan group. Who in an accident got electrical powers which an evil man named Hatch is trying to get his hands on. On their adventures their goal is to take down hatch who is at a nuclear plant which gives energy to the cities of Peru in the amazon, which is powered bu extreme electric rats. According to Hatch he say's this is the "New Clean Energy to the world". If you loved the first ...more
Reggie
Michael Vey 2: Rise of Elgen is a great followup to the original. I have never been a fan of reading, but after the first book I couldn't wait for the next one. Its a creative way of portraying a kid with supernatural powers going through high school, though most of the time he’s not even in school. He is running away from an organization, Elgen, that wants to use his power for evil. Some of his friends are with him throughout the journey, or new friends that he made from rescuing them from Elge ...more
Michael Deware
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Young Mensans
Rise of the Elgen is a science-fiction book by Richard Paul Evans that continues the stories of a teenager named Michael Vey's adventures. Michael has special electrical powers, and has teamed up with others with similar powers to defeat the evil Elgen company. I enjoyed reading this book because it lived up to the first book in the series, The Prisoner of Cell 25, with a good plot line and characters that are easy to identify with. I would recommend this book to anyone else who has an interest ...more
04DaltonM
Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen is the continuation of the Michael Vey series of books by bestselling author, Richard Paul Evans.
The story is about a teenage boy who has electric powers, he find out in the first book that he is not the only kid with special powers. Michael is lured into a compound called Elgen Academy where he meets up with other special kids.
This book starts out with Michael and his so-called Electroclan, hiding in his small town in Idaho after escaping from the Elgen Academ
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