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They came from the sky parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce's idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine. They call themselves Sylo and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. Sylo's commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world. Tucker believes there's more to Sylo's story. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. He tasted the Ruby - and experienced the powers it gave him - for himself. What all this means, Sylo isn't saying. Only Tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery. Look to the sky because Pemberwick is only the first stop. '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 cliff-hanger.' '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 instalment.' Booklist '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 ' Sylo will have your pulse racing and your head spinning. Make plans to stay up all night finishing it.' Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series ' Sylo is D. J. MacHale at his finest - he's crafted a book full of friendship, mystery and heart-pounding, spine-tingling adventure.' Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author 'Packed with thrilling chases, daring escapes, and breathtaking action sequences, Sylo will grab the reader's attention from the first page and not let go until the final, stunning conclusion!' Michael Carroll, author of The Quantum Prophecy 'I have no fingernails left! I chewed off every last one of the while I fretted over the fate of Tucker and his friends. Well done, Mr. MacHale.' PJ Haarsma, author of the Softwire series
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, c2013.
ISBN: 9781595146663
Characteristics: 407 pages ;,21 cm.


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Nov 07, 2017

Wow what a great book. I would recommend this and the other books to people that like action books!

Jun 27, 2016

A great read! I love the characters, the action, the plot, everything! No matter what you're into, I strongly recommend this book.

Mar 10, 2016

Nice book.
Can't wait to read Storm...

Jul 13, 2015

Loved it.

Feb 06, 2015

This is such a provocative book with an intriguing plot! The cliffhanger is irresistible! It is packed with mystery, adventure, and comedy. I can't wait to read Storm and Strike.

Oct 20, 2014

Great book! already read the second book and waiting for Strike to come out XD

Oct 13, 2014

I feel like I'm re-reading the same characters and cliches as the Pendragon series. The stories are interesting, and you are left with many unanswered questions, but I have concerns with the length of the series and overall plot.

Sep 21, 2013

a very good dystopian series. i am surprised i liked this but i can tell he has talent. i my have to give his other series a try. i eagerly await book 2 in this series. it started off suspenseful and ended suspenceful

Aug 08, 2013

Sylo - Sylo Trilogy – Book 1 does not disappoint; highly recommended to teenage readers. It is of the same quality as D. J. MacHale’s 10-book Pendragon Series starting with ‘The Merchant of Death.’ Also to my contemporaries: read and enjoy: John Flanagan’s now 12-book Ranger’s Apprentice Series starting with ‘The Ruins of Gorlan’ – amazing!; Christopher Paolini’s 4-book Inheritance Series starting with ‘Eragon’ - simply awesome!; or Brandon Mull’s 5-book Fablehaven Series starting with ‘Fablehaven’ – tremendous!; you will not be disappointed. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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