The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey, Book 1)
Richard Paul Evans
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To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette's syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special--he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael's friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens--and through them, the world.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans introduces a character whose risk-filled exploration marks the beginning of a riveting new series. With only his powers, his wits, and his friends to protect him, Michael will need all his strength to survive....
my fingers when the front door opened and my mother stepped in. Ostin quickly hid the machine behind his back. I looked at her in surprise. “Mom. What are you doing here?” “I live here,” she said, looking at us suspiciously. “But you said you were working late.” “You sound disappointed.” “No, I … I’m just surprised.” “I had a headache, so they let me come home early.” Her eyes darted back and forth between us. “What’s going on?” “Nothing,” I said. “You were doing something. What do you
heart pounding fiercely. “He said ‘hello,’” Nichelle said. A sharp, piercing scream entered Taylor’s head. Taylor grabbed her ears and let out a small scream. “Stop!” “Stop it,” the man said sharply to Nichelle. “Go.” Nichelle frowned. “Yes, sir.” She walked out of the room without looking at Taylor. “I’m sorry about that,” the man said. “Nichelle gets a bit Draconian.” “I hate her,” Taylor said. She immediately regretted this, wondering if she’d be punished. To her surprise, the man just
way to Taylor infuriated me. “You shut your mouth, you loser,” I said to Jack. “You need to learn manners, blinky boy.” “You need mouthwash,” I said. Jack grabbed me by the hair and pulled my head around. “You’re going to be wishing you’d kept your mouth shut.” He smacked me again on the nose, which sent a shock of pain through my body. At that moment something snapped. I knew I couldn’t hold back much longer. “Let me go!” I shouted. “I’m warning you.” “Ooh,” Wade said. “He’s warning us.”
the open door. I stepped inside while they stopped at the door’s threshold. I was ticking like crazy. Hatch’s office reminded me of the ones I had seen on the TV lawyer shows, with bronze statues and busts and cases of books I wondered if anyone ever read. Television screens took up an entire wall. Hatch was sitting at his desk. He wasn’t wearing his sunglasses. Nichelle sat in a chair at the side of the room. I didn’t look at her. I couldn’t stand her. Hatch motioned to a leather chair in
open the door and this time there was no gunfire. I slid my hand inside and grabbed the railing and pulsed with all of my power. There was a loud chorus of screams, and I could hear guns and men falling down the stairs. “You got four of them,” Ian said. “One of them crawled out of the well onto the second floor, and the other ran back out on the fourth.” “How bad are the four?” “They’re not moving.” “Eighteen left,” Ostin said. “Let’s move,” Zeus said. “How many are on the next floor up?”