Thursday, August 2, 2012

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Michael is different from other people.  He has Tourette's Syndrome which causes him to twitch and blink but more importantly, Michael has electrical powers that allow him to shock people at will.  He and his mother have moved around a lot to keep his powers a secret but Michael is happy in his new home with his best friend Ostin who knows Michael's secret.  While defending himself and Ostin against some bullies cheerleader Taylor accidentally sees Michael use his power.  She reveals that she also has some special electrical abilities.  The friends discover that they are both adopted and were born at the same hospital within days of each other at a time when dozens of other babies died.  Now that Taylor and Michael have found out something about their origins they soon find that they are in danger from the same people who caused their talents.  When Michael's mother is kidnapped he has to go right to the source to get her back but will he be able to remember what is important and act ethically?  This is a fun mystery/fantasy/action story with a unique premise and some really bad guys!