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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):

“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.


  1. Fadumo says:

    Please make a sequel to silver everything that happened it’s killing me to see to know if they stop the infected or not Im dieing I’m not playing inside to know there safe make number 2 or sequel plzzzz

  2. Fadumo says:

    Please make a sequel to silver everything that happened it’s killing me to see to know if they stop the infected or not Im dieing I’m not playing inside to know there safe make number 2 or sequel plzzzz

  3. Beth says:

    Hey Chris! Let me just say that I am such a huge fan of your books. The first book I read of yours was “Silver” it is, I believe, the best book you have ever published. Like, EVER! I am currently reading Malice. Haven’t gotten too far in it, but it is already exciting. I am messaging you because I would like to sugest a sequel to your best book, Silver. It would just be amazing to find out what happens to my favorite characters after the outbreak of the Silver plague. Do people end up freaking out and does society turn upside down? Do Erica and Paul get together? Is there a cure for the virus? (Other then killing the Alpha) Do all of the characters make it in the end? These are just some of many questions I have that would hopefully drive you to making a sequel to Silver. Keep writing, cause I believe that you are the best one around. I will be a reader of yours forever, and i just believe that you are an amazing author. Just keep on writing! 🙂
    Elizabeth Deery
    7th grade
    New Jersey, United States.

  4. Erin says:

    is there a sequel because i would love to read a knew one!!!

  5. Paige says:

    I read Silver not that long ago, and I have a friend that recommended the book to me months before I read it, I read a lot and we would all love sequel, please consider our requests
    Paige Brown
    Nebraska USA

  6. Me says:

    Please make a sequel. The last page has me moved practically to tears. You have such writing and plot creating talent, Chris. This may be the first book of yours I’ve read, but it will by no means be the last.

  7. Ally says:

    Hello, I literally just finished reading Silver five minutes ago! It’s one of my favorite books of all time and it makes me want to read even more books that you have written. I was wondering if you were planning on writing a sequel to it. I would jump for joy if you do. You’re such an amazing writer and I really hope you make a sequel?
    8th grade
    Connecticut USA

  8. Sofia says:

    Make a sequel to Silver PLEASE!!!

  9. Julianna says:

    It would be amazing if you could publish a sequel to silver. I really enjoyed the book and i think that a lot of your readers would like to find out what happens to the characters. So thanks for being an awesome writer!

  10. Tham says:

    Hi Mr. Wooding! I’m a 6th grader at Ruth Hale Barker Middle School and I just wanted you to know that our school loves your books and most of all Sliver (my favorite). Everyone who read Sliver wanted to know what happened next! Some of them wrote their own sequel to Sliver and that’s how much everyone who read it, loved it! We are still waiting for a sequel to Sliver and hope that you could come visit us in Bentonville, Arkansas if you could. If you can’t we understand, but we still hope for a sequel! Please continue to write books for a long time!!

    Tham Cao 6th Grade
    Ruth Hale Barker Middle School
    Bentonville, Arkansas

  11. Sony says:

    The book ‘Silver’ was absolutely amazing! I usually don’t read very much, but as soon as I started reading this novel- I couldn’t stop reading! Every chapter kept me on the edge of my seat and the details were great. I hope that one day you will write a sequal because I am so curious as to what will happen with the survivors.

  12. Indigo says:

    SILVER IS AMAZING AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH! I loved every single thing about the book and just like everyone else on this page said- PLEASE WRITE A SEQUEL! I’m sure alottt of people would to read it going by how amazing Silver was itself! I found this book at the book fair at my school and I loved the idea, one of my favorite things was that even though the Infected were the antagonists, they were shown to “care for their own”.

    I finished the book a few minutes ago and desperately wanted to read more!

  13. donny says:

    Is there a movie to this book?

  14. Lauren says:

    I LOVE this book. A sequel would be amazing! If you do make a sequel, then I suggest writing it based on Paul and the other characters traveling to America to search for his parents, and maybe have a few encounters with the Infected and some new characters.

  15. Sophia says:

    Please write a sequel! This book is amazing! (Even though it ruined the possibility of a relationship between Caitlyn and Paul 🙁 )

  16. Britney Gibson says:

    Hi Chris! I have so many questions! Please make a second book to Silver! The ending is killing me. I to know if they find a cure!

  17. Britney Gibson says:

    I aslo want to know if Erika and Paul end up together!

  18. Lionnel Burr says:

    Hello there Mr. Wooding! I finished Silver about 5 minutes ago and I just wanted to say, PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL!!! I know I’m not the only one who’s said this, but that just means that I’m not the only who wants it to happen! Silver is one of your best works and I feel that Everyone would love it if you wrote a sequel.


    Lionnel burr
    8th Grader
    Austin Academy
    Garland Texas

  19. Roo says:

    I LOVED SILVER SOOOO MUCH!!! The moment it said about Caitlyn, “in those little red marks, were little specks of silver.”

    I LOST IT.
    I threw the book in the freezer. Yeah. But my urge to read it overhelmed me and I got it out again. Tears were shed. I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!! A sequel would be AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGG My biggest wish is that Caitlyn could come back somehow….. That would be just…. Yeah. But you’re an amazing author!! Keep it up!!!!

  20. sisi says:

    I honestly have to say that silver is my favorite book ever and I read lots of books. Please please pleaseee make a sequel!!! I NEED TO READ MORE IM A HUGE BOOKWORM AND I REREAD THE BBOOK 11 TIMES IN COUNTING!!! I also really want to know if Erika and Paul get together. I shipped them sooo hard… PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL I BEG OF YOU “gets on knees” im praying to all the gods for you to please make a sequel I neeed to know if my favorite character (Erika) survives the whole thing. You are a great author and all of my friends have read this book and they all desperately east a sequel to I will even make a petition if I have to just please make a sequel reading is my life and I honestly got so mad that I broke my mirror in the bathroom when I read the ending. ITS AN OBVIOUS CLIFFHANGER! Dent do this to your fans SEQUEL SEQUEL SEQUEL

  21. Jurnee Ingram says:

    Dear Mr.Wooding,

    Your book ” Silver ” was amazing! I was just looking for something good to read in my local library and was generally surprised to have come upon a book like that. You kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, and I about lost my mind when you left us with that big cliffhanger at the end. PLEASE consider writing a sequel…PLEASE! For the sake of my sanity, please at least consider it if not actually do it.


    Jurnee Ingram
    10th Grader
    Roswell High School
    Roswell, Georgia

  22. Lillie says:

    This is an actual rare event for me, When I first bought the book Silver, I bought it for my sister to read, she didn’t want to and then 2 months later, I picked it up, and read it, and I literally JUST finished reading it. When I finished the book, almost at once I went online to see if you made a sequel! Or even a movie! I even looked to see if they had any wiki’s about the book! SILVER IS MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK! Which is seriously truly amazing, because, your book has literally defeated my other favorite series, Warrior Cats, and has claimed dominance in its spot. LOOK AT HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT A SEQUEL! C’mon, PLEASE! Silver is literally the best book ever, I kept biting my lip every time I read it! The Horror was true, I felt like I was actually there, playing as the main characters, I could here the kids screams in my ears, the blood pounding as the remaining kids were horrified, how they scattered in fear, unknown what to do. I could feel Mr. Suttons warm sad smile on the ladder and could already tell what would happen next. I heard the voices of the kids, the metal clank of The Infected, and I could feel Caitlyn’s feelings being dull, the fear forced out of her, I COULD PICTURE THE TENDRILS OF SILVER AS THEY SLOWLY CREEPED OUT OF THE CHILDREN’S SKIN, FANGS TURNING SHARP. And I could feel only put pure horror and fear at the story of Bill MCarthy and how the lights shut off and left you in the dark, and seeing his ghostly face scared me half to death. I FELT LIKE ALL THE CHARACTERS SIR! I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU MADE A SEQUEL SIR! AND IF YOU MADE THAT SCIENTIST ALIVE, SIR!
    Sir, Yes Sir! I’ll stop talking now sir! I’ll stop saying sir now sir!
    Ok, Sorry, Lol, You get the point <3

  23. Blake says:

    Yes a second book would be do great and if Adam dies wow that would be horrible

  24. Blake says:

    Oh yea one more thing I was so mad that mr. Sutton died he was in my top 3

  25. Danielle says:

    Holy WOW! I just finished it in my study hall a few minuets ago! Absolutely love it! This needs a 2nd book or something o_o I love that I felt like I was in the book. Like I felt I was in Paul’s. I can kinda relate to him a little bit. And I felt the fear and anxiety, the helplessness of it all. At the end I let out a long breath I didn’t know I was holding. I was so afraid Carson was gonna leave Paul and Adam behind!

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