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Battle of the Ampere (Michael Vey #3)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  5,257 ratings  ·  611 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 January 1st 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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Rzachariah4
Michael has managed to destroy the largest Elgen plant that is located in Peru and he also has managed to get his mom back. But Hatch is not very pleased with Michael and so while the Elgen hunt him down, he tries to disappear into the forest to meet up with the friends he has lost. Will he meet someone else that is a "Glow" and will he get his friends back? "Battle of the Ampere" by Richard Paul Evans is about friendship, love, death, courage, and good vs. evil.
Nzachariah7
Michael Vey is back with another thrilling adventure, After Michael destroys largest elgen plant, half of peru is without electricity making michael a threat. Still in the amazon jungle michael has to get out and destroy the the elgens boat before they discover how to make more kids with electricity, Is micheal up for the challenge or will this be his last? The battle of the ampere is a book about courage, determinacy, love and sacrices
Jfeghali3
Michael Vey and 8 other teenagers (5 of them are electric including Michael) want to kill Hatch (a man who is trying to take over the world). However to do this they must sink his ship that he stays on for a long time. So Michael and his friends make a plan. They put the plan to action. Then when they finish sinking Hatch's ship they rejoice only to find out Hatch is still alive. Michael Vey Battle of the Ampere is about bravery, hope, and friendship.
Miranda
This series is getting GOOOOOOOODDDD!

The character development is on point, the world building is mind-blowing and best of all, NO LOVE TRIANGLES!!!

Happy days!!!

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Patrick
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Lazybee
One word to describe this book.



Cliché.



When we think the book can't get any worse it does. And the quality of the series is constantly decreasing...

Unlike other Michael vey books I wasn't happy with this.
Paul
I didn’t like this one quite as much as the first two books of the Michael Vey series, although it was good. Perhaps it’s because all of the electric kids – the “Electroclan” – are now mostly aware of their powers, so it isn’t as much of a surprise that they get out of the pickles they wander into as it was with the earlier books, which seemed more dramatic somehow.

Still, this is one of the better YA series that is out there – there is romance, for instance, but it’s quite clean, and there is no
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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
Jenneth
In the third installment of Michael Vey, Michael and the Electroclan must escape the Peruvian jungle in hopes to escape the Elgen and the government (who are led to believe that the teens are terrorists). The Electroclan's endgame? Take the Ampere--a super yacht that serves as the Elgen's capital in their seafaring nation.

Once again I enjoyed Michael and his ability to narrate a good story (or rather, Richard Paul Evans's ability). The climax was the fastest moving part of the book, so I gobbled
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Frank Chillura
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I really have enjoyed Evans' Michael Vey series so far. It brings to mind the earlier books in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson (before it started to drag on, that is). The characters are well thought out, complicated and yet relatable. Michael in particular, with his Turrets Syndrome, is especially relatable in the sense that he has a disability and yet is still able to fight through his problems
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Raphael Lewis
Michael Vey: Battle of The Ampere, is an extraordinary end to the series. It completes the long and tedious battle between Michael, the main character, and the malevolent antagonist Dr. Hatch. The story picks up where the sequel left off, in the middle of the Amazon Jungle with Michael and his friends scattered and scouring for shelter from the evil Elgen corporation. The Elgen had captured Michael’s mother and held her in a power facility in Peru. This hostage scenario had been a trap to lure ...more
Kyle Van
Mar 01, 2015 Kyle Van marked it as to-read
During the previous Winter Season, I had the pleasure of reading Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere, written by Richard Paul Evans. This is the third book in the highly proclaimed Michael Vey series. The story takes place shortly after the events of the second book. Michael is in the jungle without a clue where he is, and it is up to him to stop the Elegen’s naval fleet. Throughout the book, the author creates a recurring theme of choice. Decisions involving the life of him and his friends prese ...more
Jacob
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Michael Vey
Richard Paul Evans
This is the third book in the series.

The Electroclan has just been destroyed by one of the most powerful Elgen Starxoutce plants. But then they found themselves in the Amazon Jungle trying to find a way out. The Elgen have joined forces with the Peru army to set out to find Michael. But now Michael has escaped the jungle and is now trying to find the rest of his friends, that have been captured by the Peru army. And are now in a high facility jail cell, due to stand
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Patryk Stypulkowski
Battle of the Ampere is the third book in the Michael Vey series. The Electroclan has taken down the largest of the Elgen’s Starxource plants, but it separated them, and the Peruvian government, which agreed to help the Elgen, has captured all the members of the Electroclan but Michael. Now Michael has to free his friends so that they can fight back against the Elgen.
Battle of the Ampere was mildly enjoyable, much less than the other two in the series, because of two things: they all had acti
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