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(The SYLO Chronicles #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  2,319 ratings  ·  196 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 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 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
Aug 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5* stars.
This book was awesome! Lots of action and plot twists… The romance though is confusing. Lots of going back and forth, and it was very annoying. Other than that it was an awesome book!
We picked up from the last cliff hanger of an ending & got going on a new adventure. A lot of interesting ideas & action that was squeezed into a lot of teenage angst. That's to be expected from a YA novel. There were some parts that really had my suspension of disbelief ready to snap, though. Still, it wasn't bad until the last quarter or so when it just got silly. And then it ended on another cliff hanger. Oy!

I absolutely detest the stupid secret keeping thing. The first book is founded on 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
Karen’s Library
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's really late and I just stayed up way past my bedtime because I couldn't put this book down! My heart is pounding and I have no idea how I'm going to be able to calm down enough to sleep. Wow!

In Storm, Tucker, Tori, Kent, and Olivia, along with a new character, Jon, who they meet at the beginning, take off across country traveling from city to city to try to see if anyone's left and to find the truth of SYLO.

They get much more than they bargained for! And although a few questions are answere
K.D. Brunt
Apr 08, 2014 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
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.
May 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast read.

From beginning to end this book kept my attention. It was written in a manner that made it quick and easy to read. It would be a great book for middle school students to read or anyone that enjoys reading action packed stories that have no offensive topics or language. This is the second book in a trilogy. Book one was just as good and I am excited to start reading the 3rd one.
Rebecca Hodge
Jul 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
A little bit darker/more depressing than the first one, but it’s the second book in an apocalyptic trilogy, so that’s to be expected. Still good though and same quality of writing as the first.
Lots of plot twists, more interesting than the first book was.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
After the Air Force wipes out ¾ 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 peop
Jonathan H
Aug 07, 2014 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
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
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia, ya, three, time
D.J. MacHale-Storm

I have a lot of the same complaints with this book as I did with Sylo. The intensity was missing, some of the phrasing was awkward and wordy, and the characters just aren't likable enough.

Again, this story has such a fantastic concept with these great opportunities to capitalize on it and MacHale seems to miss them completely. When you mix in the botched attempt made to write in a love story.... it's just not that great. The attempt at romance really bothered me. It just doesn
Robin Wakelin
Oct 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
I don't know why I continue to read these books. I bought the first book thinking it was a one-off and didn't realize it was the first in a series. When I got to the end and found out it was a cliffhanger, I was mildly annoyed. I didn't even want to bother with the second one even though the plot was vaguely interesting. But I saw it in a book store a while after it came out and figured to read it anyway to maybe find out a bit more. You don't. You are given another breadcrumb clue to the main c ...more
Kris Irvin
Oct 28, 2015 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
Tessa in Mid-Michigan
Like the first one, this book is pretty exciting and engrossing. However, also like the first one, there are serious flaws. Timeline issues pop up throughout--one time it's been weeks since it all started, the next chapter it is just reaching two weeks. Also logical flaws, as in saying wildlife are gone when the attacks have only been on cities. Another cliffhanger ending. ...more
Annie (Sad Water Bottle)
4 Stars // 87%
Now that the pacing problem is out of the way, you can finally appreciate how much detail MacHale puts into his plot. No scene is irrelevant to the bigger picture and there are so many threads of plot elements the story is basically a complicated knot of creepiness and thrill.
Aug 02, 2013 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.
Grant Baugh
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
It was alright, but nothing spectacular. I'll be finishing the series, and there weren't any problems with the writing style or anything. There was just a lot of love-triangle stuff and problems caused purely by the group not communicating with each other, which I always hate. ...more
Dillan K
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Annie Huang
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
reminds me of the walking dead, but without the zombies. lol
Hanna Scanlon
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I know they're teenagers and this is a YA book, but do they really have to act like teenagers? I didn't really like any of the characters for most of the book. ...more
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
I'm only here for Kent Berringer, even though he's a rich spoiled edgelord who most likely would be a Trump supporter omg yet despite that is the only one who actually has semblance of character development bc Tucker is so irritatingly stupid and self-righteous (even for a 14 yo get real) and Tori is so tiresome with her gaslight gatekeep girlboss. The story is kinda ok and the book isn't a horrible sequel but DJM keeps rehashing his most known tropes and plot twists (fake deaths, resuscitations ...more
Landon Battle
Nov 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
First off I really enjoyed the second book of the SYLO Chronicles STORM. I liked it because D.J. Machale does a great job in establishing the characters and their backstories. Also I like how the book goes along with the entire Sequels. The author does a great job with filling in the details you may have missed. D.J. Machale has a great imagination when it comes to storytelling.

D.J. Machale has a great sense of direction when it comes to telling the story. He leaves you at the end of each paragr
Waldo Covarrubias

Over the break, I read Storm by D.J.Machale and I really enjoyed it. I decided to read this book because someone recommended Sylo (First book of the series) and I liked it so much that I read the second book of the series, Storm. This book was great because it had lots of action like explosions, life and death situations, courageuos momements, and battles that are very interesting and suspenseful which make you want to read more and more of the book. This could be better if there were less unne
Cassandra Shennum
Jul 09, 2021 rated it liked it
Compared to the first book in the Sylo series, Storm was not nearly as well written. It seemed MacHale wrote it in a rush thus causing the storyline and character development to wane a bit. This is particularly true when it came to the last few chapters of the book. In addition to the rough writing, there seemed to be some discrepancies between this book and Sylo. There were also a decent amount of retcons in the storyline and in the main characters, which I don't care much for.

Despite the seem
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really a 3.5, very close to a 4 but not quite that exceptional for me.
Such a better book than the first, which is rare for a 2nd book. There were several really engaging scenes that held my attention. And I really liked the characters. Even Kent grew on me. He is a jerk but I found him to depict a human in a bad situation.
Looking forward to the 3rd and answers to questions, specifically about Olivia.
One small complaint is the length. While I genuinely liked it there were some passages about gett
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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 steakhouse...in between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N

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