Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes Review

 

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 

 Based on the bestselling horror video game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a young woman named Charlotte, who reunites with her childhood friends on the anniversary of the tragedy that ripped their town apart. It’s been exactly ten years since the murders at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, and Charlotte, who goes by the name Charlie, has spent the last ten years trying to forget. Her father had owned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and had built its four adult-sized animatronic animals. After meeting up with her friends, curiosity leads them back to the old pizza place, and they find it hidden, but still standing. They discover a way inside, but things are not as they used to be: the four mascots that delighted and entertained them as children have changed. The animatronic animals have a dark secret and a murderous agenda.
 
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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:

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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

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Does Your #indie Children’s Book Need A Review Boost?

My month of October is compleeeeteeeeely filled for adult content reviews. (Yay!)

I have one book review for kids books scheduled. ONE. This is a problem. (Boo!)

A BIG problem.

Now, its only I can fairly easily rectify by simply having Miss L  go to the library with me and pick out a couple books specifically for review… but…

I’d like to open the slots up first to indie authors. 

So, if you’re an indie author who has written a children’s book that you would like myself and Miss L to review on a Saturday in October, please have a look at my review policy, and contact me as soon as possible.

Remember: I do not charge for reviews, and e-books are perfectly fine.

Hope to hear from you!

Short Story Shoutout: Trifecta by Atrishna Agathon

There’s a short story serialist I follow on wordpress who goes by Atrishna Agathon. I won’t lie and say I’m a fan of everything he writes, but more often than not his stuff is good. Some of it is even darned good.

(If you’re a spelling/grammar Nazi, you will get a bit twitchy reading his work. Try to overlook it though.)

Such is the case with Trifecta.

The first episode drew me in almost immediately, and was a pleasure to read. Its sort of a glitch in the matrix / the ultimate introvert’s mind. I had no clue where it would go from here.

The second episode went straight from interesting study to beginning reports of the zombie apocalypse/ 28 days later, but not really and the main character’s apparently narrow escape.

The third episode details a bit more about the Trifecta, the warning signs, etc. It gives you just enough information to keep you interested. Its not quite 28 days later. I mean, people DO recover, and the uninfected keep track Honestly, I hope the author stops right here, because I like what’s in my imagination. I don’t want to find out anything different!

So, anyways, please head over to https://atrishnaagathon.wordpress.com and check out the Trifecta story. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Reblogged: Bookreview: Odyssey by Jack McDevitt

I just can’t read this series. I’ve tried (I wanted to like Chindi! I really did!), but it loses my attention way too easily. However, since it definitely falls under sci-fi, I thought I’d pass along a review by another blogger I follow.

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Source: A Review of Odyssey