Title: Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes | Author: Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisely | Pub. Date: 12/16/2015 | Pages: 330 | ASIN: B019HC4EQ2 | Genre: YA Horror, Video Game spin-off | Language: English | Triggers: Intimated child death/disappearance | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Gift
Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes
Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes Review
I have a small confession to make. I love the Freddy games and I love the toys. I’ll even admit to watching a lot of the theory YouTubers. Yes, the games are relatively simple but they’re fun. And Scott Cawthon was a genius when it came to teasing the upcoming games. But, I’m not here to talk about the games but the book. I was interested in it because it wasn’t just a fan book, it had been written with the creator of the game. And since the game has a lot of gaps that can be filled in, plot-wise, I thought it could fill in a lot of them.
Well, Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes does and it doesn’t. As Scott puts it, “It’s a re-imagining of the timeline and events”. So there’s a lot of familiar stuff but some of the questions go unanswered.
As for the book itself, it’s a very easy read. The writing style flows smoothly with no typos or misused words. The story and characters are very engaging. The events flow closely enough with the games that there’s nothing that really stands out as off.
There are one or two flaws that I found in the writing of Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes but they weren’t huge and probably unnoticeable to a lot of readers. My main issue was that the book takes place in 1993 but the teenage characters in it speak and act more like teenagers in 2016. Like I said, it probably wouldn’t be noticeable to younger readers but for people who were close to that age in 1993 it does stand out.
There was only one part that I had a major problem with because it’s a huge plot hole and, quite honestly, stupid. I think it could have been written a little better to get the kids to Freddy’s. I’ll go into it below, just peek under the spoiler tag to check it out:
A complaint some people had was the ending and the behavior of the animatronics. I think it makes perfect sense, within the context of the story but that’s for each reader to decide for themselves, I guess.
Overall I really liked it. It’s clean enough for all ages and has some good, genuinely creepy moments but no excessive gore.
I give it 4 out of 5 Skulls