Storm (The SYLO Chronicles Series #2)

Storm (The SYLO Chronicles Series #2)

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by D. J. MacHale
     
 

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From D.J. MacHale—the #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark?—comes STORM, the exhilarating, action-packed sequel to SYLO:

After a harrowing escape from Pemberwick Island, Tucker Pierce and his surviving friends—Tori,

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From D.J. MacHale—the #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark?—comes STORM, the exhilarating, action-packed sequel to SYLO:

After a harrowing escape from Pemberwick Island, Tucker Pierce and his surviving friends—Tori, Kent, and Olivia—have finally reached the mainland, only to find that no one is left.

That’s not their only sickening discovery. Moments before they are attacked by another of the mysterious black planes, they investigate one’s wreck and are horrified to find that it bears the logo of the U.S. Air Force. This can only mean one thing: the United States is at war with itself—the deadly technology of the Air Force against the brute force of the Navy’s SYLO unit, which still holds Pemberwick Island and its residents captive.

Tucker must lead his friends to safety, but his head is spinning. How can the Air Force be perpetuating such genocide against not only its own citizens, but the world? What is SYLO’s role in this, and why did Tucker’s parents betray him by allying with SYLO, whose commander, Captain Granger, killed Tori’s father at point-blank range? And what did his mother mean when she told him to trust no one?

Tucker, Tori, and friends set off cross-country on a quest for answers and, for Tucker, vengeance. But as one highway gives way to the next—and one death-defying escape precedes another—Tucker soon realizes that “trust no one” doesn’t just mean the U.S. military.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A relentlessly fast-paced, intriguing, expertly-written tale that leaves you breathless and satisfied, yet wanting more. Highly recommended." —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

"Absolutely un-put-downable, more exciting than an X-box and roller coaster combined."—Kirkus, starred review

"If you're a fan of The Maze Runner and Alex Rider, you might want to pick up SYLO... A fast-paced read and a huge cliffhanger." —EW.com

"With this extremely high-octane story that's the equivalent to a summer movie blockbuster, MacHale kicks off an apocalyptic trilogy sure to leave readers demanding the next installment."—Booklist

"This action-filled, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it adventure... should leave teen readers clamoring for the next installment." —VOYA

"An entertaining and creepy tale."—Publishers Weekly

"MacHale pens some terrific and unique action scenes... will leave readers hungry for the next installment." —School Library Journal

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 7–10—MacHale's explosive second book in the series follows 14-year-old Tucker Pierce and company on a road trip across the country as they seek both answers and vengeance. The book begins moments after the end of SYLO, with Tucker and friends Tori, Kent, and Olivia having barely escaped from Penderwick Island only to find Portland, Maine emptied of people. They know that SYLO is a unit of the U.S. Navy and they've just discovered that the mysterious planes fighting SYLO are from the U.S. Air Force. At a hospital, the quartet meet a doctor who is able to treat Tori's gunshot wound and Jon, a young man in the transportation department. Jon has been monitoring a radio broadcast inviting survivors to a location in the Nevada desert. He joins the other four as they journey first to Boston, then to Fort Knox, and eventually to Las Vegas. Along the way, the group encounters other pockets of survivors and also meet two people that they were certain had died. Tucker learns that SYLO believes that it is fighting the Retros from the Air Force for the survival of mankind. Tucker doesn't know who to believe and even begins to suspect other members of his party. MacHale keeps readers' hearts pumping with a near-constant barrage of fight or flight scenarios and the additional anxiety of a possible traitor in the midst of the friends. Action and dystopia fans will be delighted.—Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Lib. Wisconsin Rapids
Kirkus Reviews
★ 2013-12-11
In series opener Sylo (2013), war came to Tucker Pierce on Pemberwick Island off the coast of Maine; this middle volume picks up where the first left off. Tucker and his friends Tori, Kent and Olivia escaped from Pemberwick Island and the air-and-sea battle that raged around it to land in Portland. But it's not the historic old harbor town they remember. No one is on the streets, and while most buildings remain, some have completely disintegrated. It's clear that the battle they witnessed wasn't just for possession of their home island--it was for the entire area. But they still don't know exactly who is fighting whom, or why, or how far the battlefield extends. Taking refuge in a hospital, the teens find a few other survivors but not a lot of additional information. A looping radio transmission encourages survivors to go west, where a force is gathering to fight back. Division threatens, as the teens argue about what to do: join this resistance or find refuge. Tucker just wants some payback for the death of his best friend in the previous book. Tucker's search for the moral right leads to the concept of the "lesser evil" in ways he could never have anticipated and keeps readers completely involved every step of the way. Reminiscent of Stephen King's masterwork The Stand, this book's pace never slackens. There is no middle-volume sag in this pulse-pounding thriller. (Adventure. 10-16)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595146670
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Series:
SYLO Chronicles Series, #2
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
634,079
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
HL650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"A relentlessly fast-paced, intriguing, expertly-written tale that leaves you breathless and satisfied, yet wanting more. Highly recommended." —James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

"Absolutely un-put-downable, more exciting than an X-box and roller coaster combined."—Kirkus, starred review

"If you're a fan of The Maze Runner and Alex Rider, you might want to pick up SYLO... A fast-paced read and a huge cliffhanger." —EW.com

"With this extremely high-octane story that's the equivalent to a summer movie blockbuster, MacHale kicks off an apocalyptic trilogy sure to leave readers demanding the next installment."—Booklist

"This action-filled, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it adventure... should leave teen readers clamoring for the next installment." —VOYA

"An entertaining and creepy tale."—Publishers Weekly

"MacHale pens some terrific and unique action scenes... will leave readers hungry for the next installment." —School Library Journal

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