Utah Author (and Series) Spotlight -Richard Paul Evans

Today I wanted to post a little about one of my favorite series Michael Vey written by Richard Paul Evans, who is a Utah author. http://www.richardpaulevans.com/books  Probably known better for his book The Christmas Box, he is a New York Times bestseller and published several books and movie script writer he is a public speaker and starter of the The Christmas House Charity. He writes books for all ages.

As a fanatic reader of Young Adult fiction the first time I became aware of his writings was the Michael Vey - The Prisoner of Cell 25. I was very impressed by his characters and the maturity and determination they showed. Michael Vey is one of a group of kids who have supernatural powers.
It shows a very loving home life and care for his family and friends. A girlfriend that brings out the softer side and a hilarious friend that always added the humor.
So far in the three books of the series we get to travel half the world with the hint of getting to do more in the next books to come. It is obvious that the author is well traveled and likes to add in characters, foods and cultures from the places they go. I have to admit that I might not have loved this series so much if it weren't for the audiobooks. I was very excited to see that Kirby Heyborne narrated book 3 especially because he is one of my favorites and does an amazing job with the accents and emotions.

My name is Michael Vey, and the story I’m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It’s my story.

To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.

Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive

About this author

  (From Goodreads)
When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. He has since written eleven consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is one the few authors in history to have hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. He has won several awards for his books including the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards, and the 2005 Romantic Times Best Women Novel of the Year Award. His books have been translated into more than 22 languages and several have been international best sellers.

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  1. I haven't really had much desire to read these books. You make me want to try them!

    1. I fell in love with them almost immediately. I really love Michael Vey and how devoted he is, a great admirable character.

  2. I love love a good audiobook. It is great when they make you love a book even more. I hadn't heard of these books before but for sure want to give them a try now!

    1. I really hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

  3. I read THE CHRISTMAS BOX as a teenager and had all but forgotten that he had moved into YA. Great spotlight! Thanks for playing along with Utah Book Month.


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