Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
326 pages

    Michael Vey has a BIG secret. Michael has Tourette's syndrome. But that is not his secret. His secret is that he's electric. He has the power to control electricity and he can electrocute people. He has only told his mother and his best friend, Ostin, about this, but one day, the bullying at school becomes unbearable, so he uses his powers. He knows the bullies won't tell, but they aren't the only ones who saw. Taylor Ridley, the most popular girl in school was right there when it happened. And now she wants to know what is going on.
    Michael decides to tell Taylor, but he is not prepared for what she has to tell him: she has powers similar to his. But someone found out about them, and  Michael, Taylor, and Ostin are in big trouble. Suddenly, Taylor and Michael's mother are kidnapped, and Michael is their only hope. Can he save them from the evil scientists who want to know the secret of their powers?

**Book 1**
Next book: Rise of the Elgen

"Have you found the last two?"
    The voice on the phone was angry and coarse, like the sound of car tires over broken glass.
    "Not yet," the well-dressed man on the other end of the phone replied. "Not yet. But we believe we're close--and they still don't know we're hunting them."
   "You believe you're close?"
    "They're two children among a billion--finding them is like finding a lost chopstick in China."
    "Is that what you want me to tell the board?"
    "Remind the board that I've already found fifteen of the seventeen children. I've put out a million-dollar bounty on the last two, we've got spiders crawling the Web, and we have a whole team of investigators scanning the global records for their whereabouts. It's only a matter of time before we find them."
    "Time isn't on our side," the voice returned sharply. "Those kids are already too old. You know how difficult they are to turn at this age."
    "I know better than anyone," the man said. "But I have my ways. And if they don't turn, there's always Cell 25."
   There was a long pause, then the voice replied darkly, "Yes. There's always Cell 25."

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