This summer he tries to save it.
Young adults have more than a handful of pulp fiction about vampires, drugs, suicide, promiscuity, how to be cool (and good looking) in plenty of time for prom, et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseated.
But what about novels that explore topics that actually help teenagers?
If only there were stories that say to young people, “I get it. I get you. Life for teenagers is rough, and getting rougher. You have hard choices to make. It won’t be easy. But stick it out. And do the right thing. There’s more in you that’s powerful and good than you probably know right now.”
Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen is that kind of book.
The much-anticipated sequel to Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (the instant #1 New York Times bestselling thriller) finds Michael having to rescue his mother—and protect his powers.
Check out this sneak video peek at Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen:
As the action picks up, Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan have escaped from the Elgen Academy in Pasadena and are headed back to Idaho to plan their next move. But what’s waiting for them there will change everything.
After using their wits and powers to narrowly escape an Elgen trap, a mysterious voice leads the Electroclan to the jungles of Peru in search of Michael’s mother. Once there, they discover that Dr. Hatch and the Elgen are far more powerful than anyone realizes; entire countries have begun to fall under their control.
Only the Electroclan and an anonymous voice now stand in the way of the Elgen’s plan for global domination.
But is the voice Michael is following really an ally…or just another Elgen trap?
With no one to trust, Michael’s mother still missing, and new, even more powerful, Elgen technology standing in their way, the Electroclan faces its greatest challenge yet.
In the pages of this smart, vivid thriller for teenagers is a narrative that’s attracted the attention of their parents who’re buying the Michael Vey series (or swiping the goods from their backpacks). A book that speaks to young and the not-quite-as-young? It’s a rare find.
The coolest element here is how we see the protagonist bringing out the best in those he meets, indeed his friends…but also those who were anything but.
Michael Vey 2 is a story about hope and the power of goodness in an increasingly dark world. It teaches our children that if they persist, and do what they know to be right, no matter how much pressure they face to do otherwise, then anything is possible.
Check out Evans chatting on Glenn Beck’s radio program about the deeper themes churning within his new book, electricity as a metaphor for the power we all possess, and the quarter mile-long line of fans at Restoring Love waiting to meet him and get his autograph: