Thursday, July 7, 2016

SYLO by D.J. MacHale

SYLO is the first book in the YA science fiction series, The SYLO Chronicles. Tucker Pierce likes his life on Pemberwick Island, Maine. He likes being on the bench as a backup player on the high school football team. Life is calm and normal in his little town until the starting player, Marty Wiggins, drops dead after a game because he overdosed on a crystal called the Ruby, which makes you stronger and faster.

Not soon after, SYLO, claiming to be part of the U.S. military, shows up and quarantines and cuts off the island from the rest of the world, saying that a deadly virus is going around. But there is more to the story, and Tucker, Tori, and Quinn have seen mysterious things, and seen the SYLO hurt people trying to leave. Their parents aren't telling the whole truth, either. The three teens must discover why they are really here, and what they can do to rescue their island and possibly the whole world from SYLO.

I enjoyed the mystery in this book. It was a very suspenseful book with a lot of things you didn't see coming. SYLO had a huge range of characters and personalities. The "heroes" are just teenagers, the curious and suspicious ones on the island who pay attention to detail. It was funny how many coincidences there were, especially the way they were brought together. 

I also liked the little things, like how the TV just turned on randomly. It is these little details that put the book together. I liked the ending, and how much of a cliffhanger it was. Every chapter was a cliffhanger, which was good. The cover art is also amazing. It screams to me, "Read this book!" 

I highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait to read the next book, Storm.

Title: SYLO
Author: D.J. MacHale
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 407
Series: Yes, Book 1
Rating: 5 Stars

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