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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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Review- Calamity by: Brandon Sanderson

 

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

 

Anybody notice a particular theme in finale books? Finale books tend to suck. For those who are new to the YA realm, trilogies tend to go like this.
1st book: LOVE THIS SO MUCH AND WANNA DIE!
2nd book: Was really good and wanna continue even though it wasn’t as good.
3rd book: SUCKED…….
Now I know what some of you are thinking. But I read this and loved it! Or, I read that and freaked out about how good it was. THIS IS JUST A RULE OF THUMB. Or, more commonly known as the “Final book Curse”. Deep in my heart I thought that Brandon could go against all of the odds and deliver an amazing book that is promised to be better than both the first. Instead, my reaction was like the gif below.
I felt that the first book’s villan, Steelheart was way harder to beat than Calamity. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? The book explains that Calamity is like 1000 times stronger than any strong Epic. (Bad Superhero) And yet, there is no fight. the plot twist is predictable, and the book isn’t even focused on Calamity. CALAMITY IS A SIDE CHARACTER!
       Also, I felt that they never really explained what Calamity’s main power was. Even when the book gave an ok description of what is was. I was like.
But, the fight with Prof, was great. One of the reasons that I love Brandon’s work so much is because of the fight scenes. They are partly the reason why I read so many of Brandon’s books. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ A BRANDON SANDERSON BOOK I HIGHLY SUGGEST IT!
The fight scenes in books one and two are AMAZING! Book three was PURE AMAZING! While I was a fan of the ending I did feel that through this book David was too invincible, like he could never be hurt or wounded, And even when he did get hurt he had the healing machine thing -a-ma-bob to heal them.
 Overall, If I knew what I knew know I still would have read this finale. It was an ok end so if you were to remember anything from this post, it would be that you DON’T go into this book with high expectations.
Grade: B+
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12/24 marked as: read
02/05 marked as: to-read
12/22 marked as: currently-reading
12/29 page 49 11.0% “As usual, the Brandon Sanderson start’s with a bang!!”
12/29 49.0% “Loving this!”
12/30 86.0% “loving this less… :(“
12/31 marked as: read
12/31 100.0% “Finished! The ending had all the feels!  So glad I could finish the year an amazing book!”
-Jared
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