Monday, February 23, 2015

Silver by Chris Wooding

This new book should appeal to horror fans.  One piece of advice....don't stop and start....I did that because the opening of the book didn't engage me, but once I got into it....Watch out!

Paul is a new student at an English boarding school.  Think out in the country, old buildings, massive campus, and ivy-covered walls.

On a science excursion to identify bugs, students report finding a strange silver-colored beetle. Even the biology teacher can't identify it. Things get rapidly worse.  A bite, or even a scratch from the beetle, morphs any creature, even a human, into a silver killing machine.

Initially the morphed creatures are slow-moving.  They remind me of zombies,  but they quickly band together, becoming more aggressive and smarter.

Paul and a group of students barricade themselves in the Science Building.  It isn't long before the "infected" are breaking down doors and climbing through windows. It's almost like a zombie apocalypse.  Cell phones don't work in the country and the power is out.  There appears to be no way to get help.

How do Paul and his small group survive? Do they survive? You'll have to read the book and see.

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