Based on the best-selling horror video game series, Five Nights at Freddy's.
It's been exactly 10 years since the murders at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, and Charlotte (Charlie for short) has spent those 10 years trying to forget. Her father was the owner of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and the creator of its four adult-sized animatronic animals, and now Charlie is returning to her hometown to reunite with her childhood friends on the anniversary of the tragedy that ripped their town apart.
Curiosity leads Charlie and her friends back to the old pizza place, and they find it hidden and sealed, but still standing. They discover a way inside, but things are not as they once were: the four mascots that delighted and entertained them as children have changed. The animatronic animals have a dark secret, and a murderous agenda.
©2015 Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
An ok story with some pretty terrible writing (If I hear the word "sheepishly" one more time, I'll start breaking things).
Starts with the overused teaser opening and then skips to "3 days earlier" cliché.
And ends fairly predictably as well, which I won't spoil.
I honestly loved this book. Suzanne Freeman does an amazing job voicing the characters. aswell as telling the story. Scott and Kira did a very good job with the story, but it did leave me with wanting more. My favorite character is CHarly, Mainly because the story resolved around her. She is the main character.. My least favorite was Lamar.. I felt he was undeveloped really. If there is a second book, I will be grabbing it. The Story, I will admit, wasn't scary at all. But being a fan of the games, I knew what was happening around every corner. Overall. It's a good book, and a great listen. Suzanne brought character to these characters.
"My Son Loved it!"
This book had a great vibe and was enjoyable! My Son had a great time listening to it. My son is a fan of the game and really enjoyed the lore.
"A simple game turns a good mystery"
The novelization of the FNAF game series proves to produce a solid story in novel form. The games themselves are largely very simple, in gameplay, but it's the subtle details and atmosphere that draw so many in for speculation and anticipation. The novel manages to capitalize on these traits quite well, spinning an excellent tale woven from elements familiar, but much more involved, than those gleamed from the games.
As such, I absolutely recommend it to those who are hungry for more story from this setting, though it may confound speculation on the game story, as I hear it's considered a parallel or alternative interpretation. Just the same, what is revealed is very compelling and absolutely stands on it's own. In fact, the way it's written, I could easily see this adapting extremely well to film - if they are basing the movie on it - in the hands of a capable director. ... And it says Book 1? Oh spud.
"Suzanne makes it!"
The writing was well done, enough even to stand on its own... but the voice acting was very well done. I was reluctant because horror books can be made silly very easily by the wrong tone. Suzanne definitely delivered the suspense very, very well. Story was lacking a proper ending for me but still, overall a steady 5.
This was an amazing book I hope the next one is also great!
When is the next book coming out?
"I would have like to have more of the horror in it"
I would have liked to seen more horror in the book it wasn't bad and it did have me keep coming back but it there was a lack of horror
"Mediocre Writing Ruins a Great Premise."
Probably not. Though intense at times, Mr. Cawthon's writing was subpar, sometimes ruining intense moments. The constant repeats of "She said", "he said" was really bland and grating on my nerves. The initial intensity and sense of dread and foreboding gets ruined by writing like that...also...
It really ruins some of the horror when you realize that none of the animatronics never kill anyone during the story.
Hire an editor to review the book more and critique some of the pacing and wording. Give your lead character more emotion and personality.
She did make relatively mediocre writing interesting. If I was reading this book, I probably would have given up after the first few chapters.
Ehh...not really. Maybe the scene where we see what the springlocks can do to a person.
I enjoyed the game series, at least the universe it built, but this book just wasn't that great. However, I am willing to give Book 2 a chance if they ever make one.
"Very descriptive, intriguing, overall great story!"
I really enjoyed listening to it, the story was very interesting, as a fan of the games I really enjoyed the way the animatronics were portrayed, but I must say there were a lot of dull moments when characters had very uninteresting or not so plot-advancing conversations, most of which didn't really give back story or further developed our understanding of the characters, at least not in a way that makes us sympathize with them more than others.
Aside from the previously mentioned I really loved it, the way the scenes were described really drew an image in my head of what was going on and where, very well done. The physical description of the characters and the way they behaved at certain times throughout the boom is really something to praise, I could almost see how they looked like. Judging by the phrase "book 1" in the end tells me there will be more, I can't wait to read/listen to it.
Good job guys, and Scott great job on keeping it cool and quiet when people dismissed 9r trash talked about your games when they came out, not knowing the whole story to them, certainly now they can have a better appreciation for them.
This is one of the best Five Nights at Freddy's Book I have ever read/listened to.Keep up the good work on both the FNaF Games And Books.😎
It is awesomeness I loved it my favorite is Charlie she is the main person in the story!!!!!
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