Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon by Richard Paul Evans

Hunt for Jade Dragon is the fourth in the Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans. In this one, the Electroclan gets a well-deserved break at a ranch somewhere in the southwestern US or Mexico as they train and plan for their trip to Taiwan to save the little girl known as Jade Dragon. They pick up an unlikely ally on the way to Taiwan and then spend lots of time waiting, eating odd foods, and trying to sleep (I’m pretty sure in the first 72 hours in Taiwan Michael got less than 2 hours of sleep while Ostin slept 60 of those hours). Eventually Taylor convinces everyone to make an incredibly bad decision that leads to non-stop action for the last third of the book.

Hunt for Jade Dragon is the best Michael Vey book yet. The electric kids (good and bad) are getting better with their powers, but the Elgen is getting better at dealing with them, too. The scenes with Taylor and Jade Dragon were incredibly sweet. The end of the book is satisfying, but the cliffhanger did make me wish it was the fall of 2015 and the next book was out (or, even better, 2017 and all 7 books were out!). The only problem I had with this one is, like the other Michael Vey books, it was a bit stressful to read. I really care about these characters now and don’t want bad things to happen to them. I was constantly questioning who was right (including, possibly, the Elgen) and where people’s loyalties really were. By the halfway point I seriously could not put it down!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2014: 107
Pages Read in 2014: 20,253
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