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Battle of the Ampere (Michael Vey #3)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  3,651 ratings  ·  471 reviews
The hair-raising action continues for Michael Vey in this charged third installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan have destroyed the largest of the Elgen Starxource plants, but now they’re scattered across the Amazon jungle. The Elgen have joined forces with the Peruvian army to capture the Electroclan, a
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ebook, 336 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink (first published August 13th 2013)
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♥iDevourBooks♥ ☆Sonic~Obsessed☆
I SO need this book to come out!! Plus, ha!, I'm the first reviewee. Lol.
L.R.W. Lee
I was disappointed with book 3 of the series. Let me explain why.

1) the first 4 sections seemed to drag on. The pace was slow and I nearly put the book down.
2) it seemed like several of the rescue scenes happened too easily. The conflict built but it resolved way too easily
3) too much detail during the plan of the attack
4) since it had been a long time since i read the last book in the series, I had forgotten who all the kids were. There was no reintroduction of any of them and I was confused. T
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Lissy921
I really loved the first two books in this series and I will say the third one was very good too!
But, since there WILL be a fourth book, I hope it doesn't go downhill like the Maximum Ride series.
Quan
Oct 23, 2013 Quan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Me
Recommended to Quan by: Young Reader
I wanted to love this book like I love the first two, but I was really disappointed. Plot was good/ Mr. Hatch was still evil bastard, but the pacing was slow. For someone with so much power, Mike doesn't use it. He sneaked around more than anything. There were other problems such as , the lack of action, there was no real threat, no superpower fights. There were only a tiny little firefight here and there. There is no huge payoffs at the end that makes the reader wants to read the next book. It ...more
Andrea
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Alex
"Battle of the Ampere" is book 3 of the Michael Vey series. It's for kids, I know, but I like to review these so-called kids books because they can go really, really wrong and parents don't take the time to find out, so I find out.

This is a good book. It's not quite as good as the previous two books but still a winner. In this continuing story, Michael Vey has escaped the clutches of the evil Dr. Hatch, but Hatch is (yes, I know :-)) hatching another scheme to take over the world!

OK, Michael is
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Katie Watkins
If you're looking for a clean, fast-paced story about some teens with super powers (involving electricity), then this is the series for you. Book 3 picked up right where {book:Rise of the Elgen|12512738] left off. This is not a stand-alone. To fully understand the situation Michael Vey and his friends find themselves in and the battle they face, you need to read the first two books.

What I like the most about Michael Vey is that he is not perfect. He's not the typical popular jock who has everyth
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04haydenv
I read Michael Vey the battle of the Ampere. I loved this book. It was very good. I would say it is the best book he has written. The main problem is that Michael must break his friends out of prison. He also has to destroy the Ampere. The setting really helps the story move along. If it was not in a poor it would not make sense.

Michael is a kind hearted person who tries to help everyone. Dr. Hatch is very evil and wants to take over the world. Michael and his friends are separated in the jungl
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Cathy
I didn't love this book as much as the second one, - just too much running around in the Peruvian jungle, and too much separation from the other teens. The big question here is who is the Voice? How does the group he represents always know what the Electroclan is accomplishing or when they need help? How can they ferry folks around the world to safety so fast. Are they part of the US government since they seem to find safety in the US? Lots of questions about this group and how they work. That w ...more
A. R.
Nice story, but little happened. There wasn't even a suspenseful ending or a cliffhanger. It was moderately paced, predictable, and just plain ho-hum. And it just ended with a convenient set up for the next edition.

I think Evans may be trying to crank out too many books (series) in a year. This one certainly did not have the charm of the first, or the action of the second.

I've heard there are to be seven books in this series. I hope not.
Edwin Zheng
The Michael Vey series is simply amazing. The ending of the last book had me drooling! I'm dying to find out the answers to my questions!! I mean like who are these mysteries Indians?? What do they want with Michael?? What's going to happen to the rest of the group?? I'm dying to know! Plan on buying this book as soon as it's out.
Becca
There were so many problems with this book. I'm surprised I finished it. I picked it up because I currently can't get anything from the library (they hate me), I'm all out of book money due to my last purchase (a truly brilliant book), and it's one of the few books at my mom's house I haven't read. Next time I'll pass.

Does anyone else have a problem with adults knowingly sending a bunch of kids into danger and almost certain death? Hey you, fifteen-year-olds, here's a backpack full of explosive
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Avery
I thought this was another thrilling continuation of this series. Though I do not find it to be REALLY amazing, I did enjoy myself with the adventure, at least a 4.25.

Michael is a really interesting character to read since he is far from the male characters I have read so far in YA literature. He exudes a lot more confidence than most male YA characters. He is very passionate being who just wants what most of us want, deep down.

I also liked that this is another YA book that does not focus mainly
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Patrick
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Jackie
I wanted to wait a couple days before writing a review to let things settle in my mind a bit. So, it's been 2 days since I finished the book - I sat down to write a review and can't even remember anything specific I was going to say. Perhaps that in and of itself speaks volumes (ha ha) about the book.

Sort of a "by the numbers" bit of literature. Not a single surprise in the plot (or writing) for me. I'm glad I read it so I can talk about it with my younger reading friends, but overall - I don't
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Clayton
Battle of the Ampere is the best out of the three Michael Vey books. It started in the Peru jungle where Michael was in the end of Rise of the Elgen. In the jungle Michael encounters the Amacarra tribe, who introduce him to the seventeenth electric child, Tessa. Michael and Tessa go to the Elgen prison and free the rest of the Electroclan. Reunited the Electroclan and a man named Jaime go to sink the Ampere, the Elgen base of operations. I CANNOT wait for the last book.
Gregory
I liked this book, but I was really disappointed, it wasn't as good as the other two. It was doing great up until the last 3/4 of the book. It was really rushed after that. I felt like Mr. Evans just rushed through the ending to meet a publisher date. I feel like he's almost just trying to drag out the series to make more money off of it. Again, good book but disappointing when compared to the others. I hope he doesn't try to drag the series on too long, he needs to resolve the current plot and ...more
Young Mensans
Reviewed By Austin and Tyler S, Age 15 Baton Rouge Mensa

The young adult science fiction novel Battle of the Ampere is the third book in the "Michael Vey" series by Richard Paul Evans. It continues the story of teenager Michael Vey and his friends, who are "electric." He has finally rescued his mother from her kidnappers, and is now faced with taking down the superpower that is the Elgen organization. It follows the trend of the previous "Michael Vey" books, as it is another excitement and action
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Alan
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05HunterB. Bangerter
Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere
Author: Richard, Paul Evens
main issue: hatch is now pushing his plans to try and seize control of the worlds governments.
setting: the setting is in our time period in Peru, South America
Characters: Micheal,Tessa,Taylor,Abigael,Jack&wade,Ostin: pro. Hatch&kids: ant.
story summery: Micheal has now been healed and taken care of and then released from the Indian tribe but sent with another one of hatches run away that was taken care of by the tribe. on the oth
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Terrie
I was a little disappointed in this third book of the Michael Vey series.
1. There was no reintroduction of the characters and their powers.
2. The plot and action were very basic- travel through the Peruvian jungle while being chased.
3. The characters are supposed to be 15-17 years old. They act, talk and think like adults.
The whole story could have easily been wrapped up in 50 pages. It will be interesting to see if my students embrace this installment as avidly as the first two books.
Diana
I was pleasantly surprised with this sequel that helped the story moving along--look forward to reading the next in the series!
Bailey Br

Have you ever been away from your family for months? Michael Vey and his team of friends the electroclan have been away from their families and normal lives for months.They have just destroyed the Elgen Satarexotource Plant in Peru. They have successfully burned the place to the ground, but their plan had one flaw. Hatch made it out alive. The electroclan is separated that night. Michael is taken in with a native tribe, the Amacarra. His friends aren’t so lucky. Since the electroclan has just ta
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Crystal
My least favorite of the 3 so far. For being 336 pages very little happened there was no real action, no real threat, no logic, and my biggest complaint - no superpower fights. Where was the showdown between the Electroclan and the Elgen electric kids? I kept expecting the Elgen electric kids to show up for the last battle. I was so disappointed that they were a no show. I hope the next book will be better than this - the captured and escape theme is getting old.
Heidi
My husband finished the first three Michael Vey books before I even started, and he warned me ahead of time that he has never hated any fictional villain as much as he hates Hatch. He said Hatch just needs a bullet in the head before this series is over. I laughed a bit, because what on earth would bring out such a strong reaction from my easy going hubby? "Worse than Voldemort? The Emperor in Star Wars? Sauron?" I asked him doubtfully. "Yes!" he emphatically insisted. I was skeptical.

Then I rea
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Alan
Michael has woken up from the attack of the power plant. There he meant a new friend, Tessa, who has been with the native people for a while. Now they are trying to find the rest of the Electroclan with the help of Jamie. However Michael soon finds out that the rest of the Electroclan has taken by the Peruvian government. Michael must know save his friend from being handed to Hatch. However, the Elgen is now under Hatch’s control and there nothing that can stop him from controlling all of the pl ...more
Kelly
This was my least favorite so far. This is a spoiler alert so stop reading if you don't want the book ruined. The title of the book is The Battle of the Ampere so you know that they will be fighting on the boat and yet the actual fight on the boat was only 20 pages out of the over 300 pages. And the battle on the boat was just stupid. I mean really? This is a huge yacht and yet they pretty much just walk on it and everything falls into their hands perfectly? Except for that part where they think ...more
Sarah Allred
This book was the 3 in its series. it's about a boy named Michael who has electric powers, and he and his friends try to take down this huge boat. They end up blowing it up and made many risky choices, but through it all they stick together and make through it all.
Alan
Rise of the Elgen an Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans I'm gonna lump both of these reviews together, because the story continues from book 2 to book 3, and frankly I don't feel like writing two separate reviews.

Book 2

Rise of the Elgen starts out with Michael and his friends driving back to Idaho from the Elgen academy in California. When they get home they find that their families are either gone or under surveillance by the Elgen. So they crash at a friend's house while they're going
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Brent Mair
Definitely disappointing. No great story arc, not much humanity for the characters, too much pure evil posturing by the big bad. Ultimately very little gained in the entire book. You could almost skip it and move to book four, assuming you want to. Hopefully it will have a better story arc than this and move the ultimate arc along.

Still giving it three because two is too harsh. Wishing for 2.5 stars.
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