REVIEW-Michael Vey: The Final Spark by: Richard Paul Evans

Hey guys,

I’m BACK! Today I just finished a book, and I felt obligated to talk about it!

For those who don’t know, way back when I was at the beginning of my reading ages I felt inclined to pick up Michael Vey and the Prisoner of Cell 25.  It helped MAJORLY in getting my feet off the ground, and made me want to talk about books! Through the past couple years as I’ve grown up I’ve been reading these with my Grandpa and it’s become a tradition to read the next Michael Vey book each year, but now, it’s finished. While I was not a fan of this last book, I do have to say that the series as a whole is AMAZINGLY well done, and I would highly recommend you check this out if you’re into some light Science fiction.

The Electroclan is facing a devastating loss: Michael is missing. What’s next?

The battle on the island of Hades ended with a devastating explosion that left the island a smoking ruin and much of Hatch’s army dead. Hatch survived, however, and while his plans have certainly suffered a setback, he’s more determined than ever to bring the world’s governments under his control. But first, he wants to wipe out the resistance and capture the remaining members of the Electroclan.

As Hatch’s forces storm into action, it seems nothing can stand in their way. The Electroclan is divided. The voice is captured, and Michael’s mother is being used as bait to lure the leader of the resistance out of hiding. Can anything—or anyone—stop the Elgen? Or is this the end?

I have to say, coming back into this world, getting back into the minds of these wonderful characters, it was refreshing and amazing. As soon as I started the first page I instantly found myself engaged in their success than in any other book from before.

One of the things I found that surprised me was the lack of the main character in the whole book. Instead, we followed the Tuvaluan Rebellion. It was a very interesting spin for a Michael Vey book, and I found myself pleasantly enjoying each and every second pertaining to it. I just loved how it showed how important everything was, and that Michael Vey and all of his friends played a HUGE part in their lives. Over the course of the other books you don’t really get to see the effects of what they’ve done, and in this book, you get to see EXACTLY what happens after the big battle in the last book.

While there were some great moments in this book, the majority of the book was not as nearly as good as the others. In the book, the MC Michael is all but absent for a large majority of the book.  By the time we actually see him roll around we really get no description or explanation and it’s actually pretty annoying. For me, I would’ve thought that if you name your book after the main character, it’s sort of important that he plays a big roll in the story. Thoughts? Or is it just me?

Another thing I disliked, (with the exception of 4 chapters) was the absence of all of the electric children. We spend 6 books building up to this point, we learn about their abilities, their motivations, their frustrations, and then all of that it tossed out of the window and ignored completely.  The most annoying this is that then, even after all this, the author chooses the two non-electric children as the central focus of the book. Out of at least a dozen of choices, he chooses them.

The book felt rushed, and we really had little to no character interaction between the electric children and the two non-electric children.  At this point in the series, I personally believe Richard (the author) was done writing Michael Vey books and he rushed the process to finish the series. In my opinion, he should have broken this last book into two, giving more time for the characters to progress, build up the momentum, and give more time for the story to progress.

Overall, this book was just okay. While I would recommend you give it a try, don’t go into it expecting all of your hopes and dreams for the series to come true. It was rushed, and too slow for my taste.

STAR RATING:

3/5

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