Evans, Richard Paul Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, 336 p. Simon & Schuster, 2011. $18. Violence: PG (implied torture, lots of it). Michael Vey has always been unusual, but except for his best friend Ostin and his mother, no one else knows about Michael’s powers until he makes a mistake. Enter Taylor, cheerleader, popular – and with a hidden talent of her own. As the little group delves into Taylor and Michael past, they find answers and questions and put a very dangerous enemy on their trail. Because, you see, the pair are not alone with their powers. Someone very dangerous has been collecting the others and using them for nefarious purposes.
I was all prepared to dislike this book – I had been avoiding it for months, as I am not a fan of Mr. Evans original works. Now, however, he has burst full-formed onto the teen scene and I can’t ignore the fact that I read this through in almost one sitting. Yes, I really did like it. MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher