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Nightbooks

book | Fiction | Jul 2018
US & Canada → HarperCollins (Ed. Katherine Tegen)

Listed for the Texas Bluebonnet Award 2020-2021

Soon to be made into a Netflix film 


Alex has loved scary stories his whole life.
He never imagined
he’d be trapped in one.

When Alex sneaks out in the middle of the night, he becomes imprisoned by the witch Natacha in her magical apartment. Another child in the apartment, Yasmin, assures Alex that she’s already tried every means of escape. Only Natacha holds the bonekeys that lead back to their world, and she’ll never part from them.

But Natacha likes stories. And Alex’s only chance for survival is to keep Natacha satisfied by reading her one of his own hair-raising tales each night. But Alex is running out of time—and original stories—and he’s desperate for a way out of this twisted place.

Alex has loved scary stories his whole life.
He knows most don’t
have a happy ending...

In Nightbooks, J. A. White, author of the Thickety series, has concocted a thrilling contemporary fantasy that explores the craft of writing and the magic of storytelling.

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Reviews

A spine-tingling dark fantasy about the power of facing down fears and choosing your own fate.

School Library Journal (starred)
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[A] clever synthesis of One Thousand and One Nights and Hansel and Gretel ... the blend of folk and fairy tale elements works extremely well ... and the protagonists share an enjoyable camaraderie as they attempt to thwart their common enemy.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-06-256008-7

A thrilling tale of magic that is just scary enough.

Kirkus

Nightbooks is a testament to the power of storytelling and friendship ... a good blend of fast-paced fantasy and poignant emotion, Nightbooks is sure to please almost any reader.

Hannah Lamb
BookPage

The blend of folk and fairy tale elements works extremely well ... a safe bet for younger readers.

Publishers Weekly

[A] clever, creepy novel for readers 9-13

Meghan Cox Gurdon
The Wall Street Journal

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