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SILVER Released in US March 25th

 

 

Now that is one sexy cover. If only I had a larger version of it. Allow me to quote the starred review it got in Booklist (spoilers ahoy – if you were gonna buy it anyway, don’t read):
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“A couple of boys on a biology field trip uncover a silver creature with chitin markings eerily like a computer chip. But it is only the first of many horrible creatures whose scratches turn humans into silver insects—or the Infected. It’s a biological weapon experiment gone awry, a horrifying precursor to an evil world bent on destroying itself. The challenge for a lucky (?) few Mortingham Boarding Academy students: how to survive and perhaps, more importantly, what happens if they do? Wooding has morphed a traditional English boarding school story—bullies, evil headmaster, well-intentioned teacher, and boy/girl drama—into a horror/survival story that would make William Golding and Gary Paulsen envious. The ugly, morphing Infected are graphic, both awe-inspiring and terrifying, as they devour their comrades to become larger, more intelligent, and more vicious. The tension is palpable as a small group of teens gradually out-thinks its few remaining adult leaders, thus leading the scant remaining survivors in a quest to escape. Is “sometimes being nice being stupid” or can goodness actually prevail? Carve out enough time to read Silver in a single sitting. You’ll need it.”

TL;DR? “It’s totes awesome.”

Available here.

30 Comments

  1. Brooklyn says:

    Well…I want to read it so from my understanding I can’t read over half the post. Oh well you alerted the world of the potential of a Malice movie and I’m still on a “high” from that. (And yes that was probably the biggest mistake you’ve ever made.)

  2. Ysabel Mystic of Fairyland says:

    I ordered Silver from the UK last summer. I read it one sitting.

  3. Nada says:

    I am a librarian in a Charter school in Georgia, USA. We chose Silver for our March book. We will be meeting next Friday, March 28, 2014 to finish our discussion of the book. We are concentrating on the characters. Is it possible to talk to you over Skype? Please let me know. I will gladly provide you more info. Thank you, I love the book.

  4. Nada says:

    Hi again, I realized I put my personal email. I just change it.

  5. Jake says:

    Is there going to be a sequal?

  6. Claudia says:

    Let me just tell you that Silver is the best book I have ever read. I can’t explain it!!Its just AMAZING!!! Loved it and thank you for making such an Awesome Book! :)

  7. @ Jake – no sequel. Next one is gonna be about something different.

  8. jared says:

    will you please consider making a sequel in the future? i read this book and i really enjoyed seeing the plot evolve and the characters grow. i think the bestthing about this book was not only the plots originallity, but pauls personality was of one who despised the world for its unfairness. that was an amazing part of the story for me. to read the first one cost 10 dollars and 3 hours of time. i would pay 20 dollars and all the time in the world for a sequel or 2. thank you very much for this wonderful book- jared crawford (US)

  9. Brooklyn says:

    Are you gonna do any book signings in June? Because I might be heading out to London around then… London. Is that even your area or am I getting you confused with the Malice characters?

  10. Mark says:

    PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL!!! This book’s ending was SO set up for a sequel: them flying away from the ruins in a helicopter with Carson saying, “What do we do now?” And Paul’s reply hinted that there would be more to the story! This just came to my school book fair and is arguably the best book i have ever picked up from a book fair (either this or STEELHEART by Brandon Sanderson, another GREAT read). Please make a sequel!

  11. Kaitlin Klies says:

    well, I wish not many people would see this message but I guess this is the only other way to contact you. Silver, (excuse my language) holy shit. This book was amazing, I found it at my school book fair and I never get books there but man am I glad I picked yours up. At first I couldn’t get into the book but at the same time I couldn’t stop reading! The whole book is just amazing, the five main characters, the setting and that weird ass silver disease weapon thing oh god! I just can’t get over the book. I’d talk more but I don’t want people seeing this message.. I see that your not making a squeal but how can you not, I mean I write stories (clearly you are FAR better than little ole’ me) but you left us all hanging, how can you not make another book. God it just kills me. Okay I’d say more but as I said above I’m not, hope to see you reply! You’re such an amazing author

  12. Kaitlin Klies says:

    okay I cant hold back, why? Why can’t their be a second book, there is already so much that you set up in the book to make one! Please excuse me Mr. Wooding but you have to, I understand you’re the writer and I’m not but I swear if I was I’d write another. I mean of course the ending completely is set up for another book but also in the book with those Infected alive and I know of course they’ll be smart enough to leave the school and go after the world, the kids at some point the chopper will run out of gas, what will happen to them. What will happen to the infected, what if they actually survived what Caitlyn did because they just did I DON’T KNOW I mean that Alpha Carrier is still alive and growing! What if people find the school and the Infected left and then the find the remains of them and maybe can find away to cure it, what if they can bring the people back. What if they bring Caitlyn back because she wasn’t a full Infected, what if she can find Paul and them, maybe she isn’t dead. What about the scientist, can’t he do something, cant the others do something! What about the other people who know about all of the stuff happening, are they just sitting around? What about the parents of the kids, how about the kid that got sent home? What will happen of the remaining in the chopper? What if there are still kids at the school that some how survived, I don’t know. I’ve made up so many ideas that could be a second book but it’s all there! Every damn piece, for some reason this whole book gets me so angry, the fact that Paul doesn’t love Caitlyn makes me so mad! All those kids make me so angry, I just want to know what happens. I swear I’d write the second book to this but that would wrong and there is probably some law about it saying I cant. I’m sorry Mr. Wooding for sounding rude in anyway but it’s all there. Every piece to make a second book, just as better as the first. Ever since I finished the book I cant stop having fantasies about what could happen next.. I don’t know why your book makes me so angry but I just want to read and read to find out what will come of the world. I mean Paul when he said, well thought “He had to keep them together. That was the important thing. Whatever this new world would bring, it belonged to them now. Not the adults, not the ones who unleashed this catastrophe. They’d had their chance, and now all their towers were toppling, and all they’d leave behind were ruins. But the new world would be faced by a new generation. A generation that would grow up in it and make it their own. If there was a war to be fought, they’d fight it. If there was a way to survive, they’d find it. The adults would squabble and fight and talk politics until it was too late, but the kids… well, the kids might just do better” right there, that part just makes me want to know what’s going to happen. You’re basically giving the kids a chance! I know my little message has probably done nothing and its because I’m just a 14 year old and I know nothing and that your reading this and not actually seeing/ hearing me say it so it just passes by. I apologize for wasting your time sir.. and i know i probably didn’t change your mind at all..

  13. Kaitlin Klies says:

    sorry for spelling errors i was typing fast and I’m just angry with you.

  14. Brooklyn says:

    I’m sorry, but I’m laughing at all the rage-messages you’re getting from people who want a sequel.

  15. Always leave ‘em wanting more, as my imaginary showbiz daddy used to say ;)

  16. @ Brooklyn- oh, and re: your last, when I’m doing signings I’ll let everyone know. The only one upcoming (which I’ll announce in a separate post shortly) is in Stockholm on the 25th June. More details to follow.

  17. Mr.Fox says:

    Loved this book. PLZ MAKE ANOTHER!!!!, ITS SUCH A CLIFF HANGER!!!!!

  18. Kaitlin Klies says:

    I’m still mad at you.

  19. Brooklyn says:

    Found something unusual at my local book store the other day. It was Storm Thief with the original cover. Not the one with the bird or the one with the creepy face, the shiny yellow cover with the guy on the front. I’m guessing they found it under the couch in the back and decided they could sell it anyways. Spoiler alert, they were right.

  20. Aliza G. says:

    Please make a sequel because I want to know what Paul comes up with while going South.
    Is Mr. Sutton dead or Infected?

  21. Aliza G. says:

    Please make a sequel because I want to know what Paul comes up with while going South.
    Is Mr. Sutton dead or Infected?

    Aliza

  22. Aliza G. says:

    I need another book I can’t stand it I just want you to make it a series.

    Aliza

  23. Brooklyn says:

    Guys stop asking for a sexual or he’ll disappear for another three months ;)

  24. Brooklyn says:

    OH MY GOD I MEANT SEQUAL I DONT KNOW WHY IT CORRECTED IT TO THAT I AM SO SORRY

  25. Too late! See you in August!
    *runny feet*

  26. Joseph says:

    This was the best book i have ever read. Please Mr wooding i am begging you with my entire heart to make a sequel! You can’t just leave us hanging! With all due respect, it would be dumb for you not to make a sequel. Not only will your readers be happy but think of all the money you will make! Mmmmmmm Money!

  27. Cameron says:

    Why no sequel? I mean how can a book end like that and nt have a sequel. But still this is on my top list of favorite books. But it would be better if there was a sequel cause that would be amazing ya know?

  28. Mr. Book says:

    If you are making a sequeal i have one question: Could you possibly add Caitlyn to it? I mean the way her part ended was amazing but hey she could survive cosidering how in the book the nanos get around EVERYTHING!

  29. Mr.Book says:

    JUST SAYING!

  30. Mr.Book says:

    Also I agree with Cameron I think you can’t have a book end like that with out a sequel!!!!!!! It just not RIGHT!

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