The Ultimate Guide to the ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s Book’ Series

Introduction

Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF) is not just a cult video game; it’s a multimedia sensation that has captured the hearts of millions worldwide. From its eerie animatronics to the dark, mysterious plotlines, Five Nights at Freddy’s has expanded its universe beyond the game, inspiring a series of books that delve deeper into the fantasy of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Read the article till end to get all the information about Five Nights at Freddy’s Books.

The Origin of Five Nights at Freddy’s

Originally known for its video game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s takes players on a thrilling journey as a security guard in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. By day, the animatronic robots are model employees, but by night, their sinister intentions come to life, making every shift a fight for survival.

The Main Trilogy

This trilogy, co-authored by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley, serves as the core storyline that was later adapted into graphic novels. It unfolds a decade after the tragic events at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and centers on Charlie, the central protagonist, as she delves deep into the enigmatic mysteries surrounding the animatronic robots. These chilling novels are published by Scholastic Inc. and are recommended for readers aged 12 and older. The original trilogy comprises:

  1. The Silver Eyes 
  2. The Twisted Ones 
  3. The Fourth Closet 

The Silver Eyes is the first book in the series. It was written by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley and came out in 2015. The story is about Charlie, who is the daughter of the restaurant owner, and her friends. They go to the old, run-down restaurant to find out what really happened there in the past, just like in the video game.

In the sequel The Twisted Ones from 2017, Charlie is trying really hard to go on with her life. But there’s something bothering her, and dead bodies are appearing everywhere. Did she overlook something important? Is there something even scarier happening?

In the last part of the trilogy The Fourth Closet, we follow John, a character we know from the earlier books. He’s really upset because he thought Charlie had died. But then, she comes back, and her return brings a lot of confusion and trouble into everyone’s lives.

Fazbear Frights: The Novellas

For those who crave bite-sized horror tales, the Fazbear Frights novellas are a treat. From exploring one’s deepest desires in Into the Pit to confronting the past in Blackbird, each book offers a unique spin on the Five Nights at Freddy’s universe.

Into the Pit (2019)

In “Fazbear Frights #1,” Cawthon tells three scary stories from different perspectives, and each one is scarier than the last. But what connects them all is a main idea: the things people want the most, even if they’re really bad.

Fetch (2020)

In the second book of the series, the main characters try to control their desires and make things happen themselves. But they soon realize that something terrifying, even worse than they could ever imagine, stops them from succeeding.

1:35 A.M. (2020) 

In the third book, the theme is about feeling abandoned in different ways. Sadly, for Cawthon’s characters, bad things happen when we’re feeling low or left out.

Step Closer (2020)

In the fourth book, Cawthon continues to talk about feeling alone, just like he did in the third book. Once more, scary creatures are attracted to people who are by themselves and feeling sad.

Bunny Call (2020)

What happens when we feel really upset or angry? Well, in the fifth book, the main characters are going to discover that anger can actually lead to a lot of bad things.

Blackbird (2020)

The sixth book is about thinking too much about the past. Sometimes, the past can become really scary and even worse than what’s happening right now. It can be scarier than you ever thought it could be.

The Cliffs (2021)

We sometimes have to learn things through difficult experiences. And in the case of the main characters in the seventh story, they faced a lot of bad and scary things while they were trying to deal with bullying and fit in with others.

Gumdrop Angel (2021)

The eighth book is all about having really, really bad luck. It’s the kind of bad luck that never leaves you alone, and it can even be so bad that it might mean something like never-ending rest, which isn’t a good thing.

The Puppet Carver (2021)

Feeling like you’ve failed at something can be a really awful feeling, and it can make things go very wrong. In the ninth book, Cawthon focuses a lot on guilt, and he does it in a very scary way.

Friendly Face (2021)

When we really want something to happen quickly, it often seems to take even longer, and sometimes people end up losing their lives. At least, that’s what happens in the tenth story in this series.

Prankster (2021)

Standing up for yourself can be hard, even for small things. But in the Five Nights at Freddy’s book world, even the bravest actions can lead to really bad outcomes.

Tales from the Pizzaplex

The Tales from the Pizzaplex books are also a collection of stories that fans of Five Nights at Freddy’s really like. They are structured like the Fazbear Frights series, with each book having three different stories that explore similar ideas and themes.

Lally’s Game (2022)

The first book starts off with a strong message: Some secrets are best kept secret. If we reveal them, the consequences might be more than we can handle.

Happs (2022)

It can be really hard to keep secrets, but wanting something too much can be even harder to control. Remember the saying: “Be careful what you wish for.”

Somniphobia (2022)

Wanting things too much can cause problems, but avoiding them completely can also be a mistake, especially if we don’t know why we’re avoiding them. It’s like walking towards a dangerous edge without realizing it.

Submechanophobia (2023)

Have you ever had that gut feeling that something isn’t right? Well, the characters in the fourth book had that feeling, and it turned out they were correct.

The Bobbiedots Conclusion (2023)

The fifth book released on 7 March 2023, but we already have an idea of what the stories are about: Don’t take shortcuts, or you’ll end up in trouble, especially when dealing with animatronics and artificial intelligence.

Nexie (2023)

The sixth book was released on 2 May 2023, and it looks like it will delve deeper into the ideas introduced in Happs. It will also explore themes like virtual reality (VR) and technology.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Graphic Novels

The Fazbear Frights books are now becoming comic books. The first one is already available, and the next two will come out this year.

Fazbear Frights Graphic Novel 1 (2022)

The first graphic novel tells the same stories as the novella but with pictures. It’s about what people want most. What makes it scarier are the drawings by these artists: Didi Esmeralda, Eva de la Cruz, Anthony Morris Jr., Ben Sawyer, Andi Santagata, and Gonzalo Duarte.

Fazbear Frights Graphic Novel 2 (2023)

The second volume is coming out in March 2023, and in the vein of the first, it’s going to cover the stories published in the second novella volume.

Graphic Novels and Guides

Visual enthusiasts can dive into the graphic novel adaptations of the series, bringing the terrifying tales to life with vivid illustrations. Additionally, guidebooks like The Freddy Files and The Ultimate Guide provide a comprehensive look into the game’s mechanics and knowledge.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Freddy Files (2017)

The first book explains everything about how the video game works, including its rules, stories, and how to play it. It even shows you how to discover special events in the game and understand the paths the animatronic characters follow.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Survival Logbook (2017)

Do you want to know what it’s like to be a security guard at the popular pizzeria? In the second book, there are lots of quizzes and activities that will help you learn how to be a great employee at Freddy’s.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Security Breach Files (2022)

If you’re interested in finding hidden secrets and learning a lot about the maps and everything in the Freddy’s series, the third guidebook has you covered. It goes into great detail to explain everything.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Ultimate Guide (2022)

The title says it all: the fourth guidebook is the most complete and detailed book in the series. It explains almost everything you need to know to become the best player possible.

Fazbear Frights: Felix the Shark (2022)

“Fazbear Frights” is a scary collection of stories that takes place in the world of Five Nights at Freddy’s. It’s about a security guard named Felix the Shark, whose job is to keep a spooky horror attraction safe from all kinds of supernatural dangers.

Audiobooks: A New Way to Experience Horror

For a truly immersive experience, fans can turn to audiobooks. Platforms like Speechify offer a vast collection of horror titles, including the Five Nights at Freddy’s Books series, allowing listeners to experience the terror in a whole new dimension.

Conclusion

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the video game or a horror book enthusiast, the Five Nights at Freddy’s books series promises a roller-coaster of emotions. From the main trilogy to the novellas and graphic novels, there’s something for everyone in this spine-chilling universe.

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