In honor of the new released of FNAF: The Twisted Ones, here is my review of the first book in this fantastical series, FNAF: The Silver Eyes.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes was an incredible read that gives an insider view into the FNAF lore and world Scott Cawthon has created in the games.
The worst part about this book (yes I’m starting with the worst) is that Scott Cawthon made it clear that this book is not completely canon and does not align up with the video games. Once you finally connect all these dots and think you solve the story, Scott has to go and switch up his lore! But that doesn’t ruin this book at all, if anything it makes you try to connect little dots here and there to match up with the video game universe lore.
This book was a great addition to the FNAF world. I really enjoyed reading this story from another point of view. It gave great visual cues and was one of the few “horror YA” novels that I could actually get into.
For those who are into horror, and carnivals or old childhood tales, this book is definitely for you! It gives you a creepy, Chuck E Cheese vibe (if you haven’t heard or read about FNAF before). These scary animatronics are attacking children and have even killed in the past. Or so they thought…
The lore is expanded so beautifully that I deem it an absolute must read for YA lovers, horror enthusiasts or FNAF fans.
There are bits and pieces that seem out of place, like specific markings on floorings being described or old childhood memories that seem to appear out of nowhere, but I know Scott Cawthon – everything is important. Perhaps in the next book these silly, little descriptions and features of this book will change the way we look at FNAF forever.
I am incredibly excited to see Charlie’s story continue in the next novel (which HAS been announced! Yay!) and hopefully we might see her hinted at in any future FNAF games? Hopefully!!
Five out of five stars!