Who will turn silver next?
When a boy is bitten by a strange silver beetle, he becomes the first victim of a mysterious infection. But this is no ordinary virus. It turns flesh into metal, and pupils into machines.
As the virus spreads and more terrifying, blood-thirsty machines appear, a small group manage to barricade themselves inside the school. Can they keep the machines at bay long enough for help to arrive? Is help even coming?
Meanwhile the virus is spreading and its victims are changing… evolving… becoming stronger… The world as our heroes know it is turning silver. Will any of them survive?
Silver is the latest book from Chris Wooding. I read about this book a few months ago on Vincent Ripley’s wonderful blog mrripleysenchantedbooks.blogspot.co.uk. It sounds awesome (and perfect for Michael Grant fans) so I can’t wait to read it.
Silver by Chris Wooding is available now in NZ from Scholastic NZ.
If you’re a huge fan of Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Trilogy like me I’m sure you didn’t want to leave New World behind at the end of Monsters of Men. Chaos Walking is one of those series that has really stuck with me and I often want to reread it right from the start. A few years ago Patrick gave his readers a gift when he released his free short story, The New World, about Viola coming to New World. I loved this story because it gave us a snapshot of Viola’s life before all hell broke loose in The Knife of Never Letting Go.
Walker Books have just re-issued the Chaos Walking Trilogy with very cool new jackets (and they look great beside the originals I have to say). Not only do they have new covers, they also each contain a new short story, set in New World. In the new edition of The Ask and the Answer you can read The Wide, Wide Sea, which takes place just before the first Spackle War and stars Mistress Coyle. It focuses on the relationship between a human and a Spackle in the sea-side settlement of Horizon. In the new edition of Monsters of Men you can read Snowscape (my favourite of the three), which takes place after the events of the trilogy.
I loved each of these stories! They’re like the special features on a DVD – you get extra insights into the world of the stories and you get to return to your favourite (or most hated) characters. Patrick says that he sees the stories as treats, ‘If you made it all the way through the trilogy, here’s some hopefully fun rewards.’ Well I certainly feel like Christmas has come early. If you’re a fan of the series you have to read them.
The really awesome thing is that you don’t even have to buy copies of the new editions to read the stories. You can read all of them for FREE at www.chaoswalkingstories.com.au, where you can also enter to win signed Chaos Walking goodies.
Don’t forget – enter my competition to win a signed copy of the new edition of The Knife of Never Letting Go or The Ask and the Answer.
W.A.R.P. (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme) is Eoin Colfer’s new series. The Reluctant Assassin is the first book in the series and is released later this month by Penguin Books NZ. It sounds like it’s going to be a great series and perfect for fans of his Artemis Fowl series.
There has certainly been a lot of hype around The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. The teasers haven’t mentioned very much about what the story is about but it sounds intriguing.
The 5th Wave is due out in May from Penguin Books NZ.
This US book trailer for Michael Grant’s Light is quite different from the UK version but I think it’s great. Light is one of my Easter reads and it’s fantastic but very nerve-wracking. Light is the final book in Michael Grant’s Gone series and it’s available in NZ and Australia now.
Light is one of my most anticipated books of 2013. It spells the end of Michael Grant’s brilliant Gone series. I have a copy sitting on my coffee table staring at me but I’m waiting until I can give it my full attention. When I start I know I won’t want to stop until I’ve reached the end.
Light is due to be released on 1 April (just in time for Easter weekend!) and I know there will be plenty of Michael’s fans itching to find out what cruel punishment he doles out to the residents of Perdido Beach in this final book.