Waiting on Wednesday #47: ‘SYLO’ by D.J. MacHale


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.



D.J. MacHale

Publication Date:
July 2nd, 2013


Hardcover, 401pages

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.


It’s too bad that D.J. MacHale is such an underrated author. I’m in love with his Pendragon series. IN LOVE. If you want incredible characters, world building and non stop action, then go read him. If I can find a Harry Potter replacement, then Pendragon is THE series. Yes. Honest to God, I compared it to the Holy Grail of books. They’re that good.

So when I saw from Jean Book Nerd‘s instagram feed that he was coming out with a new book, I knew I had to put it up as my next WoW. Oh and yes..I even fangirled when he tweeted me back 😀 Oh and did I mention I’m pre-ordering this? I never pre-order!

What do you think about my pick for Waiting on Wednesday this week?


  1. amy lovell

    May 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    cant wait too read it

  2. JeanBookNerd

    December 8, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    So Giselle…did I tell you how freaking Amazing this book is??? Oh gosh, I had to flagged the pages so many freaking times! Lol

    And Belayed Happy Birthday 🙂

  3. Bree

    November 22, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    This book looks awesome! I’m adding it to my TBR…

  4. Karina A.

    November 22, 2012 at 4:38 AM

    To be honest, I haven’t tried reading harry potter series. I have watched the movies but never read the books. Although that’s the case,I’m still convinced HP is a great series. And since you compared it to HP, I bet this is a good one!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my Waiting on Wednesday
    Karina @ Couchpotatoreader

    • Giselle

      November 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM

      AH Karina, you must read Harry Potter..It’s a must for any reader!

  5. Sarah O

    November 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    I’ve actually never heard of the author, which is cool for doing a WoW because I get to be introduced to new stuff! Oh, and happy birthday!

  6. Jaime Lester

    November 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    D.J. MacHale is seriously WAY underrated. He is an amazing writer. I feel his characters. I feel the emotions. I can see the world. The Morpheous Road series is my favorite of his. It is amazing. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I totally recommend. It is awesome. I think you would love it! So HECK YES, I will be reading this book! It sounds great, and the author is a wonderful writer.

    • Giselle

      November 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM

      I’m so glad I”m not the only one who feels like that. He’s such an amazing writer.

  7. Ange/Libby Blog

    November 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    I love this cover! Pretty, pretty! I haven’t seen this around yet. Good pick! Happy reading!

  8. Chapter by Chapter

    November 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    This one definitely sounds interesting! I hadn’t heard of it until now. Thanks for sharing! Happy birthday chicky!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW this week!

  9. Octavia

    November 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    This is my first time hearing about this book, and I will say I love the cover.

    Please check out my WOW at Read. Sleep. Repeat.

  10. Mariana

    November 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    First time I hear about this book and the summary was really great. Good picking!

    Mariana @ Book Travels

  11. Debbie

    November 21, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    This is already on my to read list, but its a good choice! Its nice to learn a bit about the author too. Planning a ten book series seems quite ambitious!

  12. Krystianna

    November 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    I’ve seen this book on Goodreads and it looks really good! The tagline is just so intriguing. I can’t wait for July 2013! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  13. Emma @ Never Judge a Book by its Cover

    November 21, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I have never heard of this book. But I love the cover! Very different from what I usually read. But I will definitely look out for this!

    Here’s my WoW

  14. Carol

    November 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Nice pick! I haven’t heard of this book before but I absolutely loved Pendragon series.

  15. Dani C.

    November 21, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Thanksgiving!! Please check out my WoW!

  16. Tribute Books Mama

    November 21, 2012 at 11:14 AM

  17. Carina @ Fictional Distraction

    November 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Oh, I haven’t heard of this before, but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Fictional Distraction

  18. Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

    November 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Yep, I’ll have to check out the Pendragon series. Not sure about this one. Seems a little too high concept for me. =P

  19. Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    November 21, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    I haven’t seen this before, but it sounds great pick… Nice pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  20. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    November 21, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    I’ve been meaning to try D.J. MacHale’s Pendragon series, I really need to get on that soon!

    My WOW

  21. Ashley

    November 21, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Great choice Giselle! I first heard about this book last week and it sounds AWESOME! I have to admit, I haven’t read the Pendragon series. *hides*

    My WoW

  22. Siobhán @Totally Bookalicious

    November 21, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    Never heard of this one. Sounds interesting.

    Check out our WOW
    Siobhán @ Totally Bookalicious

  23. Sabina

    November 21, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    I haven’t read anything by him before but this sure does look interesting. I’ll have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing Giselle!

    My WoW

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  24. Sandy

    November 21, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    I’ve never heard about this book before, but it sounds quite exciting. I love the whole quarantine aspect to it. This was a really good choice. 😀

  25. Maxine

    November 21, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out 🙂

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? 😉

    -Maxine @ How to Save a Book

  26. Kiss @ kisskitkatey

    November 21, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Wow! Another one from DJ Hale! Yay! Awesome pick, G! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! <3

  27. Inky

    November 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    I have NEVER seen this one? But t looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing! I will totally check this one out! Haha. Rock on Giselle!
    Stop by MY WOW?
    XOXO, Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

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