Books by D.J. MacHale

PROJECT ALPHA by D.J. MacHale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This book may teach readers to distrust the government, but the real fear is that they'll put the novel down halfway through out of boredom. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This series opener has the potential to turn its young readers positively cynical. Read full book review >
STORM by D.J. MacHale
Released: March 25, 2014

"There is no middle-volume sag in this pulse-pounding thriller. (Adventure. 10-16)"
In series opener Sylo (2013), war came to Tucker Pierce on Pemberwick Island off the coast of Maine; this middle volume picks up where the first left off. Read full book review >
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
Released: July 2, 2013

"This first installment in a proposed trilogy is absolutely un-put-down-able, more exciting than an X-Box and roller coaster combined. (Adventure. 10-16)"
This riveting novel starts with a question: How safe is it to remain uninvolved? Read full book review >
THE BLACK by D.J. MacHale
FANTASY
Released: April 19, 2011

"From the blood crucibles of Alexander to the encounter with his best friend's dead mother to the mysterious deaths at his grandfather's farm, there are too many plot twists, too much explanation and too little motivation to keep readers journeying down this road. (Horror. 10-14)"
Finding himself dead after a collision with a speedboat, Cooper Foley quickly realizes the afterlife is not as restful as people believe. Read full book review >
THE MONSTER PRINCESS by D.J. MacHale
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"At best, cotton candy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lala the rugabee lives underground and excels at digging krinkles, but what she really wants is to be a princess, like the three girls in the castle. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT by D.J. MacHale
FANTASY
Released: April 20, 2010

"There's a few too many sharp turns for this narrative to be anything but a rough ride. (Horror. 10-14)"
A skeletal sketch he's drawn haunts 16-year-old Marshall (Marsh) Seaver, even as he searches for his missing best friend, Cooper Foley. Read full book review >
PENDRAGON by D.J. MacHale
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Hobey-hum. (Science fiction. 10+)"
Second in the projected Pendragon Quartet, this flabby adventure owes nothing to Camelot but the name. Read full book review >