Waiting on Wednesday: Silver

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for…

Title: Silver
Author: Chris Wooding 
Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: March 25, 2014
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Pages: 320

Paul is the new kid at Mortingham Boarding Academy, and he has a dark secret. Caitlyn admires Paul from afar and resents that he only has eyes for Erika. Erika thinks that she and Caitlyn are best friends, but she's wrong. Adam is a bully with a major chip on his shoulder. Mark is outgrowing his old friends but doesn't know how to make new ones.

In a few short hours, none of this will matter. Without warning, a horrifying infection will spread across the school grounds, and a group of students with little in common will find themselves barricaded in a classroom, fighting for their lives. Some will live. Some will die. And then it will get even worse.
It's no secret that I'm a fan of horror - when it's done well, that is, and it seems as though there's a new crop of authors marketing such materials to the YA audience. Colour me absolutely thrilled. Silver sounds like one of those novels that's going to create the perfect marriage of sci-fi and horror, machines and humanity and a race for survival. All those things speak to me, and I have to admit that I'm absolutely, completely smitten with the idea of this story. Does that make me a sadist? Masochist? Either way, I'm okay with it. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. I'm such a fan of what Scholastics has in store for next year. I don't read much horror but I feel like Silver is going to be amazing. I hope that it does merge the sic-fi and horror!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  2. I love how the skull is made of water. Creeeepy!

    Thanks for sharing, Melissa! <33

  3. Silver looks creepy! suits the thriller theme. Thanks for sharing!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  4. Lord of the Flies-ish? Sounds like maybe!!

  5. Ooooo this sounds good Melissa! And that cover is hauntingly gorgeous, I adore it. I wonder what the infection has to do with silver? Color me curious:)

  6. The cover is uber-creepy - it might be a little too scary for me, even though I enjoy mysteries and suspense.

  7. I am totally leaving this one to you! I am not a fan of horror. I'll wait until you tell me just how horrific it is to see if I can read it. I still haven't tried the one you reviewed, The Long Weekend. I want to but I am scared of things that jump out at me or terrorize me in my dreams! I'm waiting for your review!

  8. Melissa, I hadn't heard of this book until you shared it with us! This sounds so intriguing and a bit scary, hopefully it will be a good blend of horror and sci-fi! Awesome pick this week, dear. :)

  9. All this drama in the midst of the horror sounds like an exciting read! Great choice, Melissa! :)

  10. Wow, Silver sounds really intriguing and scary! Thanks for sharing Mel!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence


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