Author: D. J. MacHale
Series: The SYLO Chronicles #1
Recommended for: 5th and up
Pages: 432 pages
Call Number/Link: TEEN FICTION MACHALE, D.
Synopsis: “They came from the sky parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine. They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO‘s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world. Tucker believes there’s more to SYLO‘s story. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. He tasted the Ruby–and experienced the powers it gave him–for himself. What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying. Only Tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery. Look to the sky because Pemberwick Island is only the first stop.”
I just finished listening to the whole series on audio books it is a must read. This series is action packed, but also gets you to think what is the moral thing to do. I like how the different characters balance each other out. Each book gives you a piece of the puzzle of what is going on so you don’t get the full picture till the middle of the last book.( I didn’t see it coming) I rated it for 5th grade and up because in the last book in the series the one of the main characters keeps coming back to what is the moral thing to do. The characters also see more death as the books go along.