Monday, September 17, 2012

Rise Of The Elgen by Richard Paul Evans

Rise of the Elgen continues the story of Michael Vey, Taylor, Ostin, and the others who call themselves the Electroclan. You may recall that not only was Michael born with Tourette's syndrome, but also with astonishing electrical powers. In book 2, the Electroclan, made up of those with special powers and 3 friends without, have escaped from Elgen Academy in Pasadena. But Michael's mother needs rescued from her kidnappers and the Elgen are still determined to destroy this group of friends.

By using their powers, wits, skills, and Ostin's brain, they manage to escape an Elgen traps, but also must choose whether to trust a mysterious voice. They learn that Michael's mom is being held in the jungles of Peru, and that the Elgen plan on global dominance by controlling the world's supply of inexpensive, natural energy. Michael will stop at nothing to rescue his mom and Hatch is equally determined to stop and destroy Michael Vey.

Take a look at the trailer for Rise Of The Elgen:

This is an exciting read for teens and adults. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as I did the first, but I am not a fan of rats or snakes and both were featured too prominently for my personal taste. However, to see the continued growth of the characters and see them work together to resolve personal differences and challenges to achieve their goals are a good example of teamwork. Of course, trying to stay alive and rescue a parent from an evil genius are not part of most of our lives, but books are an excellent and safe way to have an adventure. This series is well written, imaginative, and each does leave you anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.

The publisher graciously sent 2 copies of this book for me to offer as a giveaways. Please enter the Rafflecopter contest:
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I received this material from the publisher for a fair and honest review. There was no requirement that I write a favorable review and all opinions are my own.


Gretta said...

Ability to clean my entire house with no effort!

Cindy said...

I just entered my name since my grandson Zac is on a social media hiatus, but wanted to be entered.

Gretta, I agree with your commnent! I forgot to ask Zac what his would be. :)

I would also Like the ability to get some people to mind me better. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't know ~ Caitlyn

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Cindy said...

I had entered on behalf of Zac, so he gets one copy. The other winner was Caitlyn.