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Storm (The SYLO Chronicles #2)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  1,521 Ratings  ·  163 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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Murf the Surf
Sep 22, 2016 Murf the Surf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part two of a YA trilogy

I'd really got hooked from the first book and enjoyed following up with number two. I believe I'll take a hiatus before the next one. I'm a bit lost as to who the retros are. Are they drug addicts that are exuding mind control, or are they (I think) aliens? There is an obvious love, hate relationship with SYLO. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone, so I'll reserve further opinion of this story line. Enjoy book one first of course, then this one next. I'd received thi
 Lianne Mei
May 18, 2014 Lianne Mei rated it liked it
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
Jan 21, 2016 TylerG rated it really liked it
After the Air Force wipes out of the world’s population, a group of surviving friends are looking for vengeance. The title of my book is Storm and the author is D.J. Machale. I read this book because I read the first book, Sylo, and decided to finish the series.
In the book, the characters have just escaped Pemberwick Island, only to find that the cities have been brought to rubble by the mysterious planes with the Air Force logo. The characters are now looking for some revenge against the peopl
Ms. Yingling
Jul 20, 2014 Ms. Yingling rated it really liked it
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
Jun 26, 2014 LB rated it did not like it
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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
Jonathan H
Aug 07, 2014 Jonathan H rated it really liked it
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
Apr 08, 2014 K.D. Brunt rated it liked it
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
Apr 08, 2014 Beverly rated it it was amazing
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
Kris Irvin
Oct 28, 2015 Kris Irvin rated it it was ok
I felt like a lot of things about this book didn't really make sense. There were very few answers given. And it was frustrating that the characters kept getting into difficult situations constantly. At a certain point, it became more like "really? again?" rather than adding suspense to the story. And this book definitely suffered from Middle Volume Syndrome. Too long, not enough substance, and the characters kind of started to really grate on me. Particularly Tori and the main character's infatu ...more
Aug 02, 2013 Olivia rated it really liked it
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.
Finally finished this. It fell short of my expectations for a D.J. MacHale book. I wanted more actual plot and less confusing, unnecessary love triangle. Or quadrilateral or whatever was happening here.

Review to come.
Annie Huang
Jan 30, 2014 Annie Huang rated it it was ok
reminds me of the walking dead, but without the zombies. lol
Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Aug 16, 2013 Stella ☢FAYZ☢ Chen marked it as to-read
Shelves: up-next
Liz Friend
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
Mar 06, 2017 Theleem rated it really liked it
Another solid entry in the series, which is still exciting, funny, and totally unafraid to leave readers in the dark about the full plot. The characters do seem to repeat themselves quite a bit after a while, but the action and suspense constantly drive this book forward, making it a worthwhile read if you're willing to go roughly 800 pages without knowing exactly what the heck is going on in the world at large in the story.
Dec 23, 2016 M rated it it was ok
Young adult sci-fi action trilogy; book #2. Plot is interesting, but characters are thin. I really don't care who dies.
Lavender 101
Oct 28, 2016 Lavender 101 rated it it was ok
I really liked the first book of the series but the second book sorta disappointed me, I really imagined it to be better because the first book was so great.
Michelle  J.
Feb 21, 2017 Michelle J. rated it it was amazing
Taken by the Storm
By: Michelle
Tucker pierce WAS a normal civilian living on Pemberwick Island. Now, he’s traveling through the U.S. with his friends while running from the haunting, black planes that play the awful music. He learns something very important while on this journey: “Trust no one.” Since the first book was such a cliff hanger, I had to read this book, “STORM” by D.J. MacHale.
You would think that this book was like any other apocalyptic journey, but it isn’t. In the first book, you m
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
Mar 05, 2017 Megan rated it it was amazing
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Mar 03, 2017 Winona added it
Didn't finish.
Apr 08, 2015 Wendy rated it it was amazing
"Storm" by D.J. MacHale is the exciting and mesmerizing sequel to "Sylo" that begins after Tucker Pierce makes a harrowing escape from Pemberwick Island, leaving one of his friends dead and another wounded. On the mainland the civil war between the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy's Sylo unit has escalated leaving cities decimated and thousands dead.

In a search for the motive behind the bogus quarantine, the genocide of humanity, his parents' betrayal and the ongoing war, Tucker and his friends
Jan 31, 2015 Page rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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John Clark
Mar 30, 2014 John Clark rated it really liked it
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
Jan 05, 2017 Molly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interestedd in a page turning thriller
Shelves: series
Yet another masterfully written book by D.J McHale, and it is just as thrilling as the last. This will keep you reading until the last second and every page is a great adventure in itself. What really stood out to me was the fact that they use courage and knowledge to simulate the reader and place the reader in the place of the main characters. One key characteristic that stood out to me was the fact that on page 200, it gives a quote that gives meaning to more than just the epidemic in the book ...more
Liam Kelleher
Oct 09, 2014 Liam Kelleher rated it really liked it
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Adam Williams
Sep 15, 2014 Adam Williams rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 16, 2014 Adam rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 13, 2014 Julia rated it it was amazing
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Shannon McCarter
Feb 08, 2016 Shannon McCarter rated it really liked it
Shelves: listened-to
WHY WONT YOU TELL ME?!?!?!?!?!??

I mean really! I can't even begin to count how many times Tucker actually asked "what's happening" "explain it to me" just to have them avoid the question all together or just say "you don't what to know". YES! I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW!!!! Despite that, I'm actually pretty sure I have a handle on what's going on, finally. I'm sure that all of that will be shattered in the next one but hey, I can hope.

The reason we got to learn a little more is because this time around
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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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