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...
  • Joshua Whiting
    Jan 18, 2019
    Alex has an obsession with all things creepy, and he spends his nights writing scary stories. One night he decides he?s tired of being a ?weirdo,? so he sneaks out of his family?s apartment with his story notebooks and heads to the basement to burn them in the building?s boil...
  • 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. ...
  • Kayla
    Dec 23, 2018
    All of us know the power of a story. When Alex sneaks out at night to destroy his stories, instead he ends up trapped in a witch's lair--er, apartment. To keep her from cursing him, or worse, he must tell her a different scary story each night. Nightbooks is like a combination of 10...
  • 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...
  • Meredith
    Mar 25, 2019
    Loved the structure, with all of the truly creepy short stories interspersed with the main plot. The big reveal was cuckoobananas. ...
  • 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...
  • Liza
    Sep 02, 2018
    I haven?t read a book meant for a younger reader in a really long time and I was so pleased with Nightbooks. It was a quick read but kept my attention the whole time. I enjoyed the characters and Alex?s nightbook stories and how he came to love his ?weirdness? in the end. ...
  • Mark Buxton
    Mar 19, 2019
    My name is Alex, and I've been imprisoned by a witch on the fourth floor of my apartment building. I've learned my notebook of nightmare stories is the only thing keeping me alive. The witch loves to hear evil tales, and she thinks I have dark thoughts like her. She says my stories als...
  • Amy
    Jan 19, 2019
    I read this book because it was on the #2jennsbookclub list on Twitter. While I missed the chat, I was still really glad that I picked this book up and am looking forward to adding it to my collection at school. This is a fantastic "retelling" of Hansel and Gretel , and it works as a d...
  • Azelyn Klein
    Nov 03, 2018
    ??...we were kind,? Alex said. ?And kindness beats cruelty every time.?? I?m pretty sure middle grade books have a better balance of male to female authors than young adult books. So when I opened up Nightbooks to find it told from the perspective of a young boy?let?...
  • 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 - Everyone's Crazy Aunt
    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...
  • Sam (she_who_reads_)
    Nov 26, 2018
    This was so good! Proper scary and gruesome in places- it gave me flashbacks to my Goosebumps-loving childhood! I found myself getting quite nervous for the main characters towards the end as the tension really ramped up. I even said, out loud, alone in my room, ?oh gross! Run!? I ...
  • 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...
  • Cori Reed
    Mar 04, 2019
    This was so spooky! Loved it! ...
  • 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 ...
  • Carolina  (fictionologyst)
    Nov 24, 2018
    Alex has been addicted to scary stories since he was little, when boy his age are into sports he?s busy scribbling into his notebook making up another scary story, he calls it nightbooks. He didn?t know that the stories could actually save his life, until one fateful night, when he...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Serisop (Cioccolatoelibri)
    Dec 06, 2018
    La nostra vita fatta di storie, vere o inventate, che a volte possono salvarti la vita. "Nightbooks" di J. A. White racconta una storia che posso facilmente paragonare ad un mix tra la favola dei fratelli Grimm "Hansel e Gretel" e "Le mille e una notte". Il protagonista Alex, infa...
  • 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...
  • Kolt Frost
    Apr 03, 2019
    This is a great book because I couldn?t wait to find out what happened. A modern twist on a classic tale!! ...