Book Review: Nightbooks

This Middle Grade title makes an excellent Summer Read Aloud for the entire family. It is just scary enough.

Alex is being kept prisoner by a witch in an apartment full of books. At first glance, I thought that wouldn’t be too bad. Unfortunately, it is more of a Hansel and Gretel scenario and each night he is required to tell her a story in order to stay alive. If you like Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm this will be right up your alley.

I would place this in a 12 and up category because of its scary factors. It isn’t all scare- Nightbooks is a book about friendship and staying true to yourself, even when it isn’t easy. Bonus points from me for having an adorable cat in it.

It’s a dark tale with plenty of humor built in, I sped through it in an afternoon and loved it all.

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from Edelweiss+ without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review.

Verdict- buy

The hardback is out now, the paperback will be available soon and there is a Netflix series in the works!

Nightbooks by J.A. White

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