Friday, January 8, 2016

Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans Review

"The hair-raising action continues for Michael Vey in this charged third installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan have destroyed the largest of the Elgen Starxource plants, but now they’re scattered across the Amazon jungle. The Elgen have joined forces with the Peruvian army to capture the Electroclan, and only Michael has managed to remain free. With his friends due to stand trial for terrorism—a charge that may carry the death penalty—Michael will need all his wits and his abilities if he’s to save them.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Dr. Hatch and his loyal Electric Children have seized control of the E.S. Ampere—the super yacht the Elgen use as their headquarters. With the Elgen fleet now under his control, Hatch heads back to Peru to pick up his army and then begin his quest for global domination.

Michael will have to free his friends then find a way to stop Hatch, but the organization behind the mysterious voice that has guided him to this point has been compromised. Hatch knows Michael and the Electroclan are coming. And he’s ready for them.

Can the Electroclan win the battle of the Ampere? Or has Michael’s luck finally run out?"
(Short review.)

Honesty, when I began reading this book, I have no idea what's happening. Seriously. I'm very serious that I have not a single clue about this book/series. Sure, there are some distant (more like foggy) memories, but I read the second book in this series in 2012 and didn't bother doing a recap before jumping into these waters. Usually, I do begin remembering something about the book, but nada for this. Nothing at all.

(Well, I do remember the title character... Sort of.)

So this is why I'm probably not going to read Battle of Ampere's sequels. (This is most definitely the last books I'm reading from this series. Goodbye and farewell. I'm too bored, and I'm too lazy to reread everything.)

The plot starts where the previous book ends off. (At least, that is what I think. I distantly recall something about a prisoner and a bunch of dead rats.) It's exciting, and the plot is driven. But do I remember anything? The answer is a cool no. I don't remember much, and I start to skip the pages. The characters start to mesh together, and honestly, even with a recap, I'm not sure if I'll be interested in the story. 

The characters... There are so many, and I can't keep track of them. I remember a Taylor, Tessa, and... Michael. Oh, and an evil Hatch. But seriously... So many of them to the point I can't keep track of who they are, much less characterization and development. Then again, the plot is more focused on action than dialogue. 

Overall, just no. (So sorry, but I just didn't click.)

Rating: One out of Five

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