To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey seems like an ordinary 14-year-old —he likes waffles and video games, hates homework and gets bullied at school. But Michael is anything but ordinary. He was born with special electrical powers.
When Michael's best friends, Ostin Liss and cheerleader Taylor Ridley, make an accidental discovery, the trio learns that there are other children with electric powers —and that someone, or some thing, is hunting them.
After Michael's mother is kidnapped, Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers and friends to combat the powerful Elgen and free his mother.