Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (July 2, 2013)
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 is only the first stop.
So in this book there is a boy named, Tucker Pierce. He lives on Pemberwick Island off the coast of Maine. One day during his high school football game, the running back dropped dead. That night Tucker and his best friend Quinn go out for a midnight ride and see something that they weren't supposed to see; a singing air craft that flew toward Pemberwick and was shot down. Tucker meets a mysterious person who says he works for a sports company and they have developed a new product they call, Ruby. He sampled it and it gave him impossible speed and strength. Then at the festival, another person falls victim to the random-death-syndrome. A force called SYLO, a secret branch of the military came, claiming that they are there because of a virus that has spread to Pemberwick and have orders from the president to quarantine the island. No one comes, no one goes.
So here's my verdict, I liked it. There was a lot of action and adventure. The mystery part didn't make it feel like a mystery book, which is good cause I'm not really into mystery books. But here comes the problem train. There are 6 major problems with this book. #6. It's written like a middle grade book in the YA section of the library. #5. The fact that Tucker is an idiot #4. The fact that there was a lot of death and misery (isn't that normally the third book's job? haha) #3. The fact that Tucker took some random unknown substance from a complete stranger. #2. The fact that when they get hurt they don't really get hurt, like if they got shot, they would be skipping around without medical attention! #1. The fact that there is a lot of unnecessary cussing*.
Other that those 6, I liked it a lot and can't wait for book 2, STORM that comes out March 25 2014!
*d_mn, h_ll, a**