Book Review: FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S: THE SILVER EYES by SCOTT CAWTHON & KIRA BREED-WRISLEY

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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!

Quick Book Review: Winning! A Guide to Games That Never Were by Brandon Barrows

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Photo via Goodreads.

This novel was a short, funny twist on gaming guides.

Every game in this book does not exist, which makes this book quite amusing. It is explaining cheats and how to progress through these games that were never made. Clearly some of these stories were parodying certain games on the market today, and that made it so much better. I have a few times where I wanted to chuckle at the stories and how they explained their games.

I definitely enjoyed this book! It’s a short, cute read and it is definitely more of a comedy book. People who are fans of video games would appreciate this book a lot more than the average reader!

Four out of five stars.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

THEORY Blog Post: Five Night’s at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes

I have loved Five Nights at Freddy’s theory videos since the first day I came across FNAF 1 the video game. I never played it (mainly because I didn’t have the money to pay to get those games) but I loved watching other people play it. And of course, then the theory videos began…

I would sit and binge watch every theory video on YouTube possible. I would knit my little heart away and watch 8BitGaming, Razzbowski, Dawko, Matpat, TheGameTheorists, Markiplier and any other video that I could find. It was so interesting to see these theories, so of course I wanted in on it.

This book has already been theorized and discussed in full, but I wanted to add my little pinches of knowledge in this blog post. Will it help solve the final and true ending to FNAF? Probably not. Does it make this theorizing a little more interesting? Potentially!

While this may seem obvious, here is the SPOILER ALERT. If you have not read The Silver Eyes or have not played any of the FNAF games (including FNAF 1,2,3,4, FNAF World or FNAF: Sister Location) I may be spoiling any or all of these! You have been warned!!

So here….we….go…

 

Five Night’s at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes

Authors: Scott Cawthon & Kira Breed-Wrisley

Here is some of the facts and knowledge I have collected from the book. I will summarize what my thoughts are at the end.

 

  1. The animatronics were originally “toys” for Charlie (her father Henry was the creator of these “robots”).
  2. In the video game (Sister Location) you can hear a little girl say “you made them just for me”.

It there a connection here? Yes, the books and video games are not exactly canon, but it can hint that maybe in the video games the little girl was also the daughter of the creator? Who else would make these animatronics for a small girl (who sounds to be about 3-7)?

3. Freddy Fazbear has two colours – brown and yellow.

Yellow appears to be the “Golden Freddy” suit, or the one that the workers could put on. The brown one seems to be the actual animatronic who is walking around and killing people at the pizza place.

4. Michael is a character in the books (a kid) but also a character in the games (seems to be an adult).

Any links? Or just to show there are two very different characters within this universe? There is a reason there are two Michaels, most fans realize Scott does not leave little clues like this for nothing.

5. The Night Guard is named “Dave” – ends up being William Afton (one of the creators of the pizza place).

Was there a nightguard before this? Why is there no talks about the past night guards or the night guard room?

6. The Clashes from the kitchen in this book appear to be in reference to the Chica clashing in the kitchen of the games.

7. “Act alive but aren’t.”

Why are these words so specific? It has been a big question in the FNAF Lore Fandom for a long time if the animatronics are alive, if it’s the children who were stuffed in the suits, if it’s souls, etc. Could this be a crucial hint?

8. The metal skeleton in the home office has the “silver eyes” referenced in the title.

What is the significance of this specific set of silver eyes? Why are silver eyes important? It seems to be one of the lesser parts of the entire book.

9. Charlie has a twin brother, who was killed by “Dave” or “William Afton”. He is in the Freddy Fazbear animatronic.

10. William Afton is covered in scars, like he was once attacked by the springlocks.

Was he one of the attacks a long time ago? Perhaps in the 80s? There seems to be many different theories regarding 1983, 1982, 1984, etc, etc. Was he one of them? He was attacked at some point, we just don’t know when. And why was he attacked?

11. Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and Fredbear’s Family Diner are both referenced, concluding that these are in fact two different locations.

12. Charlie and her brother would play with the animatronic suits in the closet.

Does this reference how the purple guy put suits on the other employees in the closet?

13. The aura of the Pizzaria makes businesses not want to buy the giant mall.

What about this aura? The dead children’s souls? “Dave”? Why will NO one? Not even crazy, psychopaths? How has no one broke in before to the pizzaria if there was so much coverage of this murder?

14. A man was arrested for Michael’s murder, and he was wrongly acquitted. Who is this man?

15. Charlie’s father, Henry, was killed with a knife.

Does this reference the FNAF World murder of the “creator”? Is there any connection between these two?

16. A skeleton animatronic killed Henry.

Does this reference the animatronics without suits or ennard?

17. The bear animatronic tells Carlton the kids were stuffed in suits and are still there.

Why are they still there? Can they be released? Does this suggest the good and bad endings in the fnaf games?

18. “They’re here with me. Their happiest day.” and “Now I have loved”.

Why hasn’t William Afton loved? Why is it the kids happiest day? Is it because of the birthday party? This is so specific and out of the whole book these two quotes stood out the most to me.He references that grown ups take away from their happiest day and now those kids are stuck in the suits killing adults. What makes them kill though? Are they influenced by Dave? And why would Dave/William want to kill so much? There are so many unanswered questions.Why do these ghosts/spirits “forget” yet “Michael” remembers Charlie?

19. Yellow Freddy disappears when William Afton is killed.

Was this a metaphor as Henry watching over Charlie? Scott Cawthon is known to be religious, so there is potential. Or is this a reference to the disappearing golden/purple freddy?

20. The ending references Charlie pointing at crows with Henry.

There are many items of symbolism in literature, so I decided to look up crows. What is so important about crows and making this the final sentence in the book? This final scene needs to be of importance if it isn’t a cliffhanger.

There are many ways the crow can be a spirit animal. A crow can stand for:

Fearlessness

Trickster

Personal Transformation

Life Magic

Higher Perspectives

Destiny

Death

Change

Mystical Changes

 

So what does this all mean? There’s so many unanswered questions but with another book on the way it may be answered.

 

My thoughts? I believe these books are more connected than Scott is letting on. By saying that these books have no connection (or being a different universe of FNAF, like the different universes in DC) if something doesn’t perfectly connect he can shrug it off. Scott has a lot of lore and sometimes it all won’t connect, so this is kind of the “perfect” ending in case something changes or doesn’t go the way he wants.

I think these books give a slight pinch of background help – like explaining the Aftons (since they ARE referenced in Sister Location). If anything, I think Scott is holding back on us again and will surprise us.

 

So that is all for now. When more FNAF games/books/info comes out I would love to theorize more. These theories get me incredibly excited for more.

 

Thank you!
Briar