Thursday, March 20, 2014


Author:  D.J. MacHale
Series:  The SYLO Chronicles, Book 1
Year: 2013
Publisher:  Razorbill
Pages:  406

Goodreads Summary:
Does Tucker Pierce have what it takes to be a hero when the U.S. military quarantines his island?
Fourteen-year-old Tucker Pierce prefers to fly under the radar. He’s used to navigating around summer tourists in his hometown on idyllic Pemberwick Island, Maine. He’s content to sit on the sidelines as a backup player on the high school football team. And though his best friend Quinn tells him to “go for it,” he’s too chicken to ask Tori Sleeper on a date. There’s always tomorrow, he figures. Then Pemberwick Island is invaded by a mysterious branch of the U.S. military called SYLO. And sitting on the sidelines is no longer an option for Tucker, because tomorrow may never come.

It’s up to Tucker, Quinn, and Tori to uncover the truth about the singing aircraft that appears only at night—and the stranger named Feit who’s pushing a red crystal he calls the Ruby that brings unique powers to all who take it. Tucker and his friends must rescue not just Pemberwick Island, but the fate of the world—and all before tomorrow is too late. 

#1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale brings his brilliant plotting and breathless pacing to SYLO, the first in this ultimate end-of-the-world adventure trilogy.

I must admit, I was quite enthralled by this book. I stayed up way too late on two consecutive work nights reading it. I liked the characters and the location of Pemberwick Island. I so wanted to know what was going on and just exactly what SYLO was up to. I just couldn't put the book down. MacHale's story is very fast paced and the hits just keep coming. I'm ready for the next book in the series.


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