Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen, Richard Paul Evans.
****(4 Stars) Reviewed by Jack
Science Fiction.The much anticapated second book in the Michael Vey series, Rise of the Elgen has lived up to expectations, at least in my opinion. The book starts out with Michael Vey and company making there way to Pasadena, the place where most of them used to live before all of this started, only to find Ostin's parens gone and Jack's house burned down. Meanwhile, a mysterious man who says he's a friend tells Michael that he can help him save his mom from the Elgen in Peru (long story). Though a little sceptical, Michael has to trust him because he's their only hope of ever seeing his mother again. As it turns out, Dr. Hatch has just called all of the Elgen guards (over 2000) from across the world to Peru for a Re-Education (brainwashing) session. As you can imagine, that makes things a lot more complicated. Follow Michael Vey and the Electroclan as they attempt to defy the odds and rescue Michaels mother, while trying to take down the Elgen and Dr. Hatch at the same time. There's a little kissing and theres violence, but otherwise its pretty child-friendly. I would reccomend this book to kids 12 and up.