Nightbooks

Nightbooks

A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling. Alex?s original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he?ll run out of pages to read from A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contem...

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Title:Nightbooks
Author:J.A. White
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062560107
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Nightbooks Reviews

  • Laura Gardner
    Sep 20, 2018
    A L E R T ! T H I S O N E I S C R E E P Y... 5/5 for NIGHTBOOKS by @jawhitetbooks . ~ ~ The testament to how much I loved this book? I was listening to it on Sora and had to stop because 2x speed wasn't fast enough for me. I had to know what happened! Grabbed a physical copy and f...
  • Laurie
    Aug 26, 2018
    Interest Level: 5-8; Reading Level: 6.4 How cool would it be to live in an apartment that had a magical library that had thousands and thousands of books? Dream come true, right? Wrong! Not this apartment and not this library! Alex sneaks out one night to destroy a book of his writi...
  • KWinks
    Aug 07, 2018
    This was an exciting read! I love stories within stories and each of the little bonus tale is pretty chilling! What I loved about this was the originality and the fresh modern spin. No spoilers, but Alex is dealing with something that I had to deal with when I was younger and I have NE...
  • Sarah
    Oct 20, 2018
    I was drawn to this book by the stunning cover art, and the story inside completely captivated me. This was a perfectly creepy read for the fall season! Alex is a boy with a talent for writing dark and disturbing tales. This talent comes in handy when he is imprisoned by a powerful ...
  • Erika
    Sep 22, 2018
    I liked Alex's individual stories themselves a lot better than the overall story - they were just the right amount of creepy. But his struggles with the writing process were spot on. The overall story was cute and fairytale-esque. ...
  • Holli Keel
    Oct 15, 2018
    This was a cute ?scary? book for younger readers. The main character has to write scary stories for a witch, and the stories are interesting while at the same time sounding like a young person wrote them. Pretty impressive. Kids who like fairy tales and stories that are a little da...
  • Susan
    Sep 26, 2018
    Alex is sick of being the weird kid who likes creepy scary things so he resolves to turn over a new leaf, but on the way to the basement of his to burn his story notebooks he's tempted into a strange apartment on the fourth floor. Turns out those notebooks could be his salvation. It's ...
  • Jamie Dacyczyn
    Oct 12, 2018
    A fairly entertaining scary story for middle readers. There are some books for middle readers that are also just as enjoyable for adults, but unfortunately this one doesn't quite achieve that. Some of these books work for adults because of the humor (Bunnicula, Wayside Stories, The Bes...
  • Carina Olsen
    Jan 14, 2018
    This is my fifth book read by this awesome author. I absolutely adored his first four books, which was the most amazing middle grade series. Which is why I have been dying to read new books by him for ages. I felt sure that I would love this, because his first books were so good, but o...
  • Hazel West
    Aug 10, 2018
    Gah! J. A. White is definitely one of my absolute favorite middle grade authors. I loved his Thickety series, and Nightbooks did not disappoint either. It's quite a bit different than his other series, but just as deliciously dark. I loved the nods to 1,001 Nights and Hansel and Gretel...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Mar 09, 2018
    Alex becomes trapped in a magical apartment in his building, and in order to stay alive, he has to tell the witch who captured him a scary story every night. This middle grade retelling of Arabian Nights with a horror twist is appropriate for the target age group, and Alex's short stor...
  • Jess (freaks over books)
    Sep 04, 2018
    It has been a long time since I read a middle book that I enjoyed as much as I enjoyed this book. This book has witches, magic, a wonderful kitty familiar, creepy crawlies, monstrous unicorns, fairy tales, scary stories, friendship, candy houses, it has everything. It gives me Graveyar...
  • Shari (colourmeread)
    Sep 13, 2018
    3.5/5 ...
  • Petra
    Sep 01, 2018
    For the last few months I wasn't really interested in middle grade but boy oh boy did this book change that. I went it with little to no expectations and story pulled me in from the first page. I really liked our main character, Alex, and his friendship with Yasmin was adorable but I...
  • Ashleigh
    Oct 03, 2018
    Nightbooks follows Alex, a young boy who, while sneaking out of his apartment at night to destroy his books full of scary stories, or his Nightbooks, in his backpack, is enticed by a witch into another apartment, and essentially kidnapped. She tells him that she wants him to tell her...
  • La La
    Jul 08, 2018
    Even though this was much more suited to Middle Grade age readers than the author's Thickety books, because there was no graphic violence, it had other problems. The good parts were very very good, but the dry boring parts were longer than they had to be. It felt almost like filler, wh...
  • Gina Pytleski
    Sep 17, 2018
    3.5 stars ...
  • Elizabeth Tyree
    Oct 18, 2018
    A book about stories, friendship, and defeating your self doubts...and a lot of magic. What could be better? ...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Jul 15, 2018
    Thank you Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen books for sending me a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ?After his family had finally fallen asleep, Alex slung the bagpack over his shoulder and snuck out of the apartment..? The moment I read the syn...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 27, 2018
    An updated mash-up of Hans & Gretel with the Arabian Nights that should appeal to both boys and girls. Unlike White's Thickety series (which I love), this book clearly is written with child readers in mind. So scary, but not too scary. The stories with the story are spot on (are ar...
  • Sandy O'Brien
    Apr 12, 2018
    ?You?re not like everyone else, and there?s nothing you can do about it! We are what we are. These stories, they?re just the real you bubbling to the surface...? Being trapped in a room full of books would be a dream, but not when a witch is the one that traps you there. ...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    Feb 12, 2018
    My personal rating is 3 stars, but readers of scary, creepy and gruesome will rate it much higher. The main character of Nightbooks is Alex, lover of monsters, dark magic, and anything terrifying. He records his very creative horror stories in regular black and white composition books ...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    May 10, 2018
    I was completely enthralled reading this. It felt like a perfect blend of Grimm?s Fairytales and Neil Gaiman stories. ...
  • Liz Hoffman
    Oct 01, 2018
    This was great! A clever fairy tale right before Halloween....I just love it! ...
  • Zayda (Babybibliophile)
    Aug 25, 2018
    Alex has always liked stories, especially scary ones. But when he is kidnapped by a witch living in a nearby apartment, his life is forever changed! Wonderful, wonderful read that completely caught me off guard and sucked me in immediately! ...
  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Aug 31, 2018
    RTC ...
  • Marta Barrales
    May 23, 2018
    By now I?m truly convinced that middle grade books are the best. Truth is, I?ve been having a very difficult time finding time to read these days. With so much work to do and classes to attend and things to do around my house, I can hardly find a moment to just sit and read. Let al...
  • Devin
    Sep 10, 2018
    This was an interesting, quick read! I know it's middle grade, but I really wish it was written as a YA novel so it was scarier. However, I understand it was written for children so it can't be too scary. I also loved that it involved classic Hansel and Gretel vibes! AND there is an am...
  • Samuel
    Oct 18, 2018
    Perfectly spooky and wholesome ...
  • jenn2.0
    Sep 07, 2018
    This story might intrigue it?s target audience of middle graders but for me it was flat and boring and kind of torturous to get through. Which is the disappointment because I enjoyed the authors previous series but this one just doesn?t even stand on its own ...