Blog Tour: ‘SYLO’ by D.J. MacHale Review and Contest Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘SYLO’ by D.J. MacHale Review and Contest Giveaway

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Blog Tour: ‘SYLO’ by D.J. MacHale Review and Contest GiveawaySYLO by D. J. MacHale
Series: The SYLO Chronicles #1
Published by Razorbill on July 2nd, 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Friendship, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 407
Format: ARC
Source: blog tours
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.

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Tucker Pierce is your average teenager. Living on picture perfect Pemberwick Island, his greatest problem is to get Tori Sleeper to notice him. While out bike riding at night with his best friend, they encounter a light show and an explosion that seemed to be out of this world. Next thing he knows, the government has seized his tiny little town and has held them under supervision. The more he uncovers, the more questions he needs answers to. This is not a book for patient people, because questions weren’t answered as much as I would have liked them to, but there is a great back story to be read. The development of the characters and the story is a great start to a series, but I was really looking for more science fiction explanations. Especially with all the secrets from his parents. That was what I really wanted to know. D.J. writes with the experience of a a teenage boy with all the emotions and problems of one and then throws you into a story with a never-ending mystery that will make you want to pull your hair out. Well in my case, I wanted to know what the heck was going on! Looking forward to the next book to find out if all my questions were answered. Characters Love the characters! Pacing/Length Length was a bit too long, but the pacing was great! Cover/Design Definitely fits with the theme of the novel! Plot Great plot! Overall, story is a must-read for any mystery fans!

contest giveaway


  • 2 Winners will receive a copy of SYLO by D.J. MacHale.
  • 1 Winner will receive a surprise ART Poster and Bookmark by James Vallesteros.
  • 5 Winners will receive a surprise ART Bookmark by James Vallesteros.
  • Must be 13+ to Enter
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  1. The Cover Contessa

    August 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    I really want to read this one! Looks awesome!

  2. Alex U.

    August 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Thanks for the review, this book sounds good!

  3. Jaime Lynn

    July 30, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    I will absolutely be reading this at some point. I love DJ McHale. He is a fabulous writer and storyteller, so I am always willing to dive into any and all of his amazing stories!

  4. Cali W.

    July 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Great review! this book sounds really cool and I like the personalities of the characters. 😉

  5. Maida @ Literary Love Affair

    July 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    I really like the sound of this one! I don’t usually read books like this, but I am making an exception. Tucker sounds great! I can’t wait to meet him! Glad you enjoyed this.

    Great review!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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