Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 [Book Review]

"Electrifying, another addition to my favorite shelf"

Title: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey #1)
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Published: July 10, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:

My name is Michael Vey, and the story I’m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It’s my story.
To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.

Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.



Ok, I like to start it with this. Once I'm reading a book, I really don't focus on the author's way of writing, for me it's not a big deal, I just focus on the story itself. You will just feel it no matter how bad the writing is, it's a good book if you feel the hype that the story wants you to feel. For me Mr. Evans did a great job, the story is good, and also the book itself.

Back to review, Michael Vey is a well-balanced character, from the start he already knows what he has and what he's capable of, no need for a character build-up, it's his power that's building up.

A sinister came, that his friend Taylor; a cheerleader that has also an electro ability, and Michael's mom was kidnapped. He and his friend Ostin; an intelligent, know-it-all guy ( I love Ostin's character, he's full of humor) decided to save them, together with two bullys that eventually became their friends make their way to Elgen Academy. They came and something terribly happened wrong.

Some says it's an X-men Rip off, but no it's not, all their powers are all based in electricity, like the body's ability to conduct electricity, someting about our neurons, everything, it's Science. I love it.

The book has different POVs, but more on Michael's POV, sometimes it's a second person's POV telling the story of Taylor, and author's POV in 3rd person.


A cheerleader, a geek best friend, a main character with Tourette's, formed a group with Teenagers with electrifying power abilities with bad guys that turned to good to defeat a deceiving power-hungry villain full of lies. Fast-paced, action-packed. Full of twists. Follow Michael's adventure, know where their powers origin, and be amazed on their special abilities.  

It's electrifying amazing.

Rating: 5/5

About the Author

When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. He has since written eleven consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is one the few authors in history to have hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. He has won several awards for his books including the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards, and the 2005 Romantic Times Best Women Novel of the Year Award. His books have been translated into more than 22 languages and several have been international best sellers.


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