Bite Risk: Caught Dead

Bite Risk: Caught Dead

By Author / Illustrator

S.J. Wills



Age range(s)



Simon & Schuster




Paperback / softback




In the dead of night, the Immortal rises . . . welcome to the Town of the Turned.  'A riotously absorbing horror-comedy for readers of 12 and up.' - Guardian

After Sel Archer and his friends uncover a conspiracy that turns the whole world upside down, it seems that the residents of Tremorglade are finally free. Adults can Turn at the full moon with no restrictions, no longer locked in cages and left to roam free. But the town's new found fame is at risk as attacks begin to happen on Howl Night. Rumours of a foul, unkillable beast begin to stir . . . someone or something is plotting to control the Turned once and for all.

A blockbuster teen horror series for fans of Skuduggery Pleasant, join Sel and his friends as they navigate a nail-biting horror story, dodging terrifying adults and even more terrifying beasts. Discover the first heart-pumping instalment with the multi award-shortlisted Bite Risk.

Praise for Bite Risk:  'Bite Risk by the most talented S. J. Wills will have you turning each page feeling sheer horror and laughter.' - A. M. Dassu.  'This high-concept dystopian tale with a werewolf twist has tension and scares galore and is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Big Bad Me.' - Irish Independent.  'S. J. Wills proves a dab hand at world creation, sketching friendships and rivalries against a backdrop of post-disruption normality.' - Observer



Bite Risk: Caught Dead is the second book in this fast-paced fantasy horror for teens by S.J. Wills. A guaranteed great read for all, and an ideal choice for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant.

Following the discovery of the Sequest conspiracy and their subsequent downfall, the people of Tremorglade now lead a much more relaxed life. Sel Archer and his friends no longer dread 'turning' each month during the full moon. Rippers are no longer caged or feared, as they used to be, and all is good. That is, until the biting starts! Something much bigger than the Rippers is living in the woods around Tremorglade and it's attacking one of their own every Howl Night.

Once again it's up to Sel and his friends to discover whether this time it really is the Immutables - those who don't 'turn' - who are behind these attacks, or something far more sinister. As the second book in the series, this story clearly follows on from the previous adventure, Bite Risk; however, with the exception of a few references, that are quickly caught up on, for anyone new to Tremorglade, this is an absolutely rip-roaring read.

320 pages / Reviewed by Sam, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 11+


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