This should be a TV series someday, or at least a movie series, because it has all the elements of entertainment. Usually, I prefer watching a movie than reading the book it's based on, but in this case, I wouldn't want it to be any more than a book. Michael Vey, as well as sixteen other children, apparently survived a tragic disease that killed forty two babies at the Pasadena General Hospital, where they were all born. It may also be connected to why he has electrical superpowers that he calls "pulsing." Over his life, he and his mom have had to keep them a secret, with his mom insisting it's bad attention, but there may be more reasons than that. Then one day, he's forced to use them for self-defense, being witnessed by his crush in the process, who has probably the most interesting superpower. Then, all of a sudden, Michael meets all sorts of new and popular friends, him and his best friend Ostin both. In between the hanging out, together, with Taylor, Michael's crush, Michael, and Ostin, they try to solve the mystery behind their powers, which may accidentally reveal themselves to an evil president of a corrupt organiztion that has the other fifteen, some working with him, others in captivity, and it may have been what Michael's mother was trying to protect him from.
Right away, you get gripped in to the story, with a set of bullies and getting even with them, as well as a promising and shiver-like prologue. The mother is a sweetheart to Michael, trying her best to be the best one possible while having to work a minimum wage job. Soon, the story goes into a rescue mission for two people, and it's not even the most heartwarming part about this film. There's a character that I thought was not going to be in the rest of the book, but then he reappears, and we don't like him at first, and then we go past all the bullying and into his tragic life. That's a message I'm trying to relay with my book series I'm writing, and Michael Vey did it as fast as the Road Runner. There's also not a single forgettable character, especially those with the powers. A lot of events happen where we hope it's gonna happen, and it does. When three more good teens with powers are introduced, there are so many possibilities in our head of the upcoming books, but my favourite character is one that is set up to be a good character but is with the bad group at first, set up as cute, jealous of girls, forced to never touch water becuase of his powers which are similar to Michael's, and with a temper. There's also a kid that's set up for us to hate, and we hope she won't be in the other ones, and there's actually a little too much of her, but she gets it in the end. Now, it's become a mission of mine to get as much people as possible to know about this series.