Friday, October 25, 2013

Book Review: Battle of the Ampere (Michael Vey #3) by Richard Paul Evans

Publication: September 2013
Length: 336 Pages
Source: library
My Rating: ****--4 Stars.

Amazon Description:  
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 on the run. The Elgen have teamed up with the Peruvian army to capture them, and only Michael remains free. With his friends due to stand trial for terrorism—a charge that may carry the death penalty—Michael will need all his wits and his abilities if he’s to save them.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Dr. Hatch and his loyal Electric Children have seized control of the E.S. Ampere—the super yacht the Elgen use as their headquarters. With the seven ships of the Elgen fleet now under his control, Hatch heads back to Peru to gather his army and begin his quest for global domination.

Michael must free his friends then find a way to stop Hatch, but Hatch knows Michael and the Electroclan are coming. And he’s ready for them. Can the Electroclan win the battle of the Ampere? Or has Michael’s luck finally run out?

My Review:
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 2 left off. This is not a stand-alone, in my opinion. 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 first.

While I enjoyed this one, it wasn't my favorite of the three so far. I know there will be another one because of the teaser ending, but I'm not sure how many will be in the series.

I love the fact that these books have so much fantasy and action, yet they aren't graphic--they are good, wholesome fun. That's a big plus for me, as a parent. I know my kids would read them and I wouldn't have to worry about content.

What I like the most about Michael Vey is that he is not perfect. He's not the typical popular jock who has everything going for him. He uses his brains to get in and out of situations and he is a friend to all. He suffers from Tourette's and doesn't seem to make friends really easily--until now.

I love all the powers that these characters have and how they compliment each others talents.

Content: some violence, but nothing else that stood out. Clean.

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  1. I love these books but I still need to read this one. I believe there are going to be seven in this series. Great review!

    1. Seven?! Good to know. I was trying to find out how many there were planned and wasn't successful. I really enjoy these, too!!

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