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Storm (The SYLO Chronicles #2)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  670 ratings  ·  95 reviews
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 log
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Razorbill
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Ms. Yingling
Having escaped from Pemberwick Island in Sylo, Tucker and his friends are trying to figure out who the good guys are. Tucker would have said Sylo, but they have killed his best friend and Tori's father. Along with Kent and Olivia, Tucker takes off to Portland, where the group sees the devastation that the black planes from the Air Force have created. Everyone who was not underground is dead, and whole buildings have been vaporized. In a hospital, they find a doctor and Jon, and hear a weird radi ...more
Jonathan H
Storm by D.J. MacHale, the 2nd book in D.J. MacHale's SYLO Series, is about Tucker and his friends’ journey from Maine to Nevada. One the way they will search for survivors, tries to avoid SYLO and “The Retros”, and will face betrayal from one another. I think the author’s main message is that you can’t trust strangers and to choose the path that you truly feel is right. Do not just do what your friends are doing and don’t let anyone persuade you into doing things you do not want to do. The auth ...more
K.D. Brunt
Storm is book two of the SYLO Chronicles and it picks up moments after book one ends. Tucker, Tori, Olivia and Kent have finally escaped Pemberwick Island only to find the mainland blasted and deserted. In this book, the foursome wander through the remnants of the US, finding survivors and trying to solve the mystery of what happened and who are the real enemies. Along the way, they bicker and fight amongst themselves over what their objectives should be and gradually they piece together the eno ...more
 Lianne Mei
I just want the group to go to Nevada instead of taking all of these side trips. The first side trip they took was a trap. Which kind of tells you that the group should have just gone straight to Nevada. I also wish that Olivia would just go to Florida if she wants to or find a safe place and leave the group. I had a major issue with the romance going on in this book; does Tucker even care about Tori or not? Olivia is constantly getting in the way between Tori and Tucker and that annoyed me to n ...more
Apr 08, 2014 Beverly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 12-15
Recommended to Beverly by: Kirkus Reviews
Storm is the rare sequel that is even better than the first novel in the series, and even more rare, it is so exciting and suspenseful, it leaves the reader anxious for book 3. Tucker, and his small gang of escapees from the annihilating battle between the navy and the air force on Pemberwick Island, are on the run. They have no idea what they will find on the mainland, where they are going or what they are going to do, but they are united in their desire for revenge on Sylo, the group they beli ...more
Tucker and friends made a harrowing escape from Pemberwick Island after being held there by SYLO, a strange branch of the navy. However, after making it to the mainland, the gang is met with a desolated and decimated Portland, Maine. After quickly finding a survivor of the horrifying attack, they learn a few secrets. Underground is safe, And don't trust anyone. They then go to Boston and find a gang of "cowboys" as Tucker puts them. These survivors have all banded together and mad a small bunker ...more
The story is page-turning and suspenseful, and many questions from the first book were answered, while still leaving you wanting more answers only to be meet with another "to be continued..." ending and wanting the next book to be released sooner. The plot is suspenseful, but I didn't feel a strong emotional connection to the characters because the pages were constantly turning with action (ie: (view spoiler) ...more
I received this book through a Follett promotion; ordinarily, I would probably not read the second book in a series first, but thought it would be interesting to see how much a hindrance it would be.

For the most part, the book gives enough background. But,there are certain times when we are supposed to be shocked by the reappearance of someone supposedly killed in the first book that doesn't have quite the same impact.

My main question about the book (which by definition, would have a somewhat pr
John Clark
Do not read this until you have read SYLO. It won't be half as satisfying unless you are firmly grounded in what happened on Pemberwick Island in book one. We left Tucker, Tori, Kent and Olivia walking around an empty downtown Portland, Maine dazed and shocked by the complete absence of people and the scary realization that numerous buildings had completely vanished as well.
Right after entering a convenience store where they're confronted by the elderly, shotgun wielding owner, they're nearly k
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While SYLO was nothing special, it at least ended on an interesting premise that allowed Storm to improve upon which MacHale delivered in the first novel. Unfortunately, Storm was even worse than SYLO and by the time I reached page 230, I could stomach it no longer. I hate leaving books unfinished, but I have been battling with Storm for the better part of four days. I kept waiting for Storm to impress, but instead it continue
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Penny McGill
Second book in this series and so worth reading. I've been passing it out left, right and centre at the library and have a few kids waiting for it on their holds list. So far one boy has come back with a smile on his face and asked me when the next book will be published. Poor MacHale. Publishes us a fantastic book and we are already asking him to get the next one to us.

This book is set for the teen audience but I think 10 - 12 year old could manage it as the level of violence and romance isn't
Tucker and his friends have been held prisoner on Pemberwick Island off the coast of Maine. A group of Navy military personnel, known as SYLO are holding the islanders captive. The teens have successfully escaped and are determined to tell the world what SYLO is doing. But things are not going to happen the way they plan. When the arrive in Portland, they find that a major battle has occurred few people are left. They meet up with a couple of survivors and hear a message on the radio that tells ...more
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The book Storm (number 2 in the Sylo chronicles) by D.J. MacHale is a great science fiction novel. I liked how he could tie the main character thought process of the book from the beginning when they find out how the main land is destroyed. They main characters then have to get over the country discovering how everything that they remembered was destroyed and how the people that were left did not know that much. But which side is the one that is the "good guys" when neither seem to be doing anyt ...more
Adam Williams
In Storm by D.J. McaHale the author’s central idea was to show the reader what it would be like for any normal teenager to be in the middle of a “second civil war”. The plot of the book is there is a group of teenagers from Pemberwick Island who are roaming from city to city trying to find survivors of the attack of the Retro planes, black futuristic planes made completely for killing. The setting is the modern day United States as the characters travel from empty city to empty city trying to fi ...more
Nick S
After dodging burning, sinking ships, being shot at on multiple occasions and being perused by a boat full of very important military people who want you dead, Tucker Pierce, Tori Sleeper, Kent and Olivia finally escape the chaos and confusion surrounding Pemberwick island. Their original plan was to sail to Portland, Maine and contact news stations informing people that there really was no Pemberwick virus and that they were all being lied to. There plans were fast to change when they discovere ...more
The second book in a trilogy often falls short of the vibrancy of the first, but that is not the case here. I was every bit as riveted. I loved what MacHale did with the issues of trust and loyalty, as it becomes less and less clear who is on which side.
Still a bit too much relationship drama for me, but I've grown to love all of the action and EXPLOSIONS! There's an explosion event towards the end that made me want to create a new word for "explosion"--like "explosion" wasn't a big enough word to describe it. Phenomesplosion!!!

Just like the first book (review here: Sylo review), this one is a boy book all over--cute girls, the aforementioned action and explosions, and military subterfuge. Pretty much ditto to the linked review above--that'll s

MacHale just keeps getting better with a spectacularly written and plotted sequel to SYLO, book one of the SYLO Chronicles. Finally, we know where the mysterious black planes are from and Tucker and his friends know that the war has not only consumed Maine and Pemberwick, but also the rest of the country and probably the world.

No one can be trusted, least of all SYLO and the Air Force, who SYLO calls the Retros. Real human issues are brought up and questioned and emotions are tested for ea
Annie Huang
reminds me of the walking dead, but without the zombies. lol
Pretty good. I think MacHale is doing a great job NOT giving all the information about what is going on between SYLO and the Air Force. Reader gets bits and pieces of information such as the name of those that have infiltrated the Air Force. The reader is still faced with the possibility that the "Retros" are aliens, but I guess we will find out what they really are, human or alien, in book 3.

Although the main character is 14, I think placing the book in the YA section is wise. The content and
Mrs. Kenyon
Tucker Pierce and his friends have made it off Pemberwick Island. They thought that all the secrets and military attacks were limited to their hometown, but when they reached Portland they discover missing buildings and missing people. Unfortunately, there was no sign of an attack. No rubble … no bodies … Along the way they saw wreckage with the logo of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. Could this all be the United States against itself? While taking refuge in a hospital, Tucker discovers a ...more
Daphne M.
Feb 17, 2015 Daphne M. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a great sci fi book
Shelves: book-hangover
This book was a whirlwind! The whole realization that somehow (view spoiler) was a real turn that I couldn't have even tried to expect. I do feel that (view spoiler) ...more
Having never read the Pendragon books, I didn't know what to expect when I picked up SYLO by D.J. MacHale. Well, scratch that. I know I didn't expect to like it. But I did. How's that for mind-bending? After all the action and EXPLOSIONS and BETRAYALS in SYLO, I was pretty excited to finally get around to reading Storm.

I made it three hundred pages in before I gave up. Oh, and there was more to come. Supposedly. Especially considering that pretty much nothing had happened in three hundred pages
The story: It's the US Navy (also known as SYLO) against the "Retros": an unseen enemy that's taken over the Air Force, obliterated 3/4 of the people on the planet, and started what seems to be a second Civil War. On their own, with the RETROs' deadly black fighters on their trail, Tucker, Tori, Olivia and Kent start a frantic cross-country journey to find and get their revenge on whoever's behind all this. But first they have to face betrayal from within...

June Cleaver's ratings: Language PG-13
This was a piece of garbage. The writing quality was awful, and I found myself asking about this book, "Why do I care?" I rarely ask this about a book, and it is answered by the end for most cases. That was not the case ere, and I still asking it.

The characters were flat and very predictable. When it ce to the characters who weren't our main characters here, they were all basically cardboard cutouts who used stilted and useless dialogue that made me cringe.

Twice in this book, the word "guessti
Actual rating: 3.5

D.J. MacHale is one of my favorite authors, and although I was feeling a little iffy about this series after I finished reading Sylo, Storm made up my mind, and I am definitely in for the rest of Tucker's adventure.

I enjoyed the fast-paced action in this second book, and I'm glad some of my questions from the first one were answered. However, there is still some mystery surrounding the Air Force and the true bad guy behind it all.
One of the most annoying parts of this book for
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D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N
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The SYLO Chronicles (3 books)
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