Chilling, hair-raising, and horrifying are a few words to describe what reading the FNAF books in order feels like for new readers.
This survival horror video game has millions of fans worldwide, especially those who love playing spooky video games.
If you love horror books, then you are in for a treat from this series. To help you enjoy, even more, we lay out the best approach to read the FNAF books in order.
But, before that, let’s find out what this series is all about.
About the Five Nights at Freddy’s Video Games
Five Nights at Freddy’s is a cult video game with fans worldwide who call it by its tag name – FNAF. Five Nights at Freddy’s is strangely similar to the true story of a mass shooting at Chuck E. Cheese in 1993, though no official connection is confirmed.
The video game series is set in the restaurant Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Players work as security guards in the pizzeria which is run by animatronic robots. While these creepy robots appear harmless during the day, at night a switch is flipped and they become murderous.
The goal of the game is to survive five nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Players track the animatronic robots with the restaurant’s security camera to stay alive. However, to add to the suspense, the amount of energy players can use each night is very small.
This means players must be strategic in how the expend energy while keeping a close eye on the security cameras to avoid death by the creepy robot mascots.
Players will be aided by clues from recorded messages for the first four nights before they’re left on their own for the epic finale. The animatronics in the video game are Chica the Fox, Foxy the Pirate Fox, Golden Freddy, and Bonnie the Bunny.
In 2015, the video game was nominated for Best Horror Video Game from the iHorror Awards. Scott Cawthon developed Five Nights at Freddy’s, which was released in August 2014.
About the Five Nights at Freddy’s Books
The Silver Eyes is the first book in the FNAF series, which begins ten years after the murders at Freddy Fazbear’s. Charlie, the restaurant owner’s daughter, returns to Freddy’s on the anniversary of the tragedy with a group of friends. But on their return, a new horror unfolds!
The book series follows Charlie and her friends as they attempt to uncover the truth behind the decade-old murders. The novellas then pick up with new characters from different corners of FNAF’s canon.
This terrifying dark plot and animatronics is a thrill to gamers. The series is co-written by Scott Cawthorn and Kira Breed Wrisely. The books that follow continue to intrigue the reader with their intense suspense that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat the whole time.
The Best Way to Read the FNAF Books in Order
The Five Nights at Freddy’s book series is a series of three books and several novellas. Reading these books in their publication order is the best option.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Books in Order
The FNAF Books in Order – Fazbear Frights Books
- Into the Pit (2019)
- Fetch (2020)
- 1:35 AM (2020)
- Step Closer (2020)
- Bunny Call (2020)
- Blackbird (2020)
- The Cliffs (2021)
- Gumdrop Angel (2021)
- The Puppet Carver (2021)
- Friendly Face (2021)
- Prankster (2021)
- Felix the Shark (Expected: April 19, 2022)
Five Nights and Freddy’s – Tales from the Pizzaplex
- Lally’s Game (Expected: July 19, 2022)
- HAPPS (Expected: August 30, 2022)
- Somniphobia (Expected: November 1, 2022)
- Submechanophobia (Expected: December 27, 2022)
- Tales from the Pizzaplex #5 (Expected: March 7, 2023)
- Tales from the Pizzaplex #6 (Expected: May 2, 2023)
- Tales from the Pizzaplex #7 (Expected: July 4, 2023)
The FNAF Books in Order – Graphic Novels
The FNAF Books in Order – Guidebooks
- The Survival Logbook (2017)
- The Freddy Files (2017)
- The Security Breach Files (Expected: September 20, 2022)
The FNAF Books in Order – Companion Books
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Official Coloring Book (2021)
- How to Draw Five Nights at Freddy’s (2022)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Character Encyclopedia (Expected: January 3, 2023)
Five Nights at Freddy’s Series Summary
The Silver Eyes
Ten years after the horrific murder at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza rips the town apart, Charlie returns to reunite with friends on the anniversary of the tragedy. Her father had owned the pizzeria and had built its four adult-sized animatronic animals.
After meeting up with her friends, curiosity leads them back to the old pizza place, and they find it hidden, but still standing. They discover a way inside, but things are not as they used to be: The four mascots that delighted and entertained them as children have changed. The animatronic animals have a dark secret and a murderous agenda.
The Twisted Ones
It’s been a year since the horrific events at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, and Charlie is just trying to move on. Even with the excitement of a new school and a fresh start, she’s still haunted by nightmares of a masked murderer and four gruesome animatronic puppets.
Charlie thinks her ordeal is over, but when a series of bodies are discovered near her school bearing wounds that are disturbingly familiar she finds herself drawn back into the world of her father’s frightening creations. Something twisted is hunting Charlie, and this time if it finds her, it’s not letting her go.
The Fourth Closet
What really happened to Charlie? It’s the question that John can’t seem to shake, along with the nightmares of Charlie’s seeming death and miraculous reappearance. John just wants to forget the whole terrifying saga of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, but the past isn’t so easily buried.
Meanwhile, there’s a new animatronic pizzeria opening in Hurricane, along with a new rash of kidnappings that feel all too familiar. Bound together by their childhood loss, John reluctantly teams up with Jessica, Marla, and Carlton to solve the case and find the missing children. Along the way, they’ll unravel the twisted mystery of what really happened to Charlie, and the haunting legacy of her father’s creations.
Into the Pit
What do you wish for most? It’s a question that Oswald, Sarah, and Millie think they know the answer to. Oswald wishes his summer wasn’t so boring, Sarah wishes to be beautiful, and Millie wishes she could just disappear from the face of the earth.
But in the twisted world of Five Nights at Freddy’s, their hearts’ deepest desires have an unexpected cost.
After years of being kicked around, Greg, Alec, and Oscar are ready to take control of their lives. Greg decides to put the controversial science he’s been studying to the test. Alec launches a master plot to expose his golden sister for the spoiled brat he knows she is.
And Oscar, ever the miniature grown-up his mom needs him to be, decides to take something he wants…even though he knows it’s wrong. But as these three will learn, control is a fragile thing in the sinister world of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
For Delilah, Stanley, and Devon, being left behind is practically a way of life. Orphaned from a young age and recently divorced, Delilah escapes deeper into her dreams each night, in desperate need of a wake-up call. Stanley is newly dumped, stuck in a dead-end job for a mysterious employer, and unable to connect with anyone.
And Devon, abandoned by his dad and ignored by his mom, can’t understand why love and friendship come so easily to everyone except him. Unfortunately, in the callous world of Five Nights at Freddy’s, it’s always in the depths of loneliness when evil creeps in.
Isolation can open up a void. Pete lashes out at his younger brother in the wake of his parents’ divorce, falling prey to a gruesome curse. Kasey struggles with the lengths she’ll go to survive on the streets after stealing a pair of unusual novelty glasses.
Samantha and her sister, Susie, struggle to exist side by side, desperate to connect after a horrific tragedy. But in the grim world of Five Nights at Freddy’s, empty feelings often attract hungry monsters.
When left in darkness, rage festers. Years of frustration with his family culminate in a loathsome vacation for Bob, who plots a sinister prank to frighten his wife and kids. Matt redirects the residual anger over his many failed relationships into a video game, and ends up birthing the horrible consequences.
Meanwhile, in room 1280 of Heracles Hospital, something evil is keeping a man alive, a man with gruesome burns all over his body and an iron will to live.
To avoid confronting an ugly truth, Nole falls prey to a monster that punishes past transgressions. Growing weaker by the day, nine-year-old Jake looks back on the time before he was sick, imagining life as if he were well again.
And, forever desperate to prove his worth to his arrogant brother and distant father, Toby chases victory at an arcade game with horrifying consequences. But in the unpredictable world of Five Nights at Freddy’s, sometimes the past can take on a life of its own.
Some things must be learned the hard way… Reed sees an opportunity to teach the school bully not to mess with him, but ends up mangling the lesson. Robert, an exhausted single father, gets a crash course in parenting when he buys a fancy new teddy bear to watch and entertain his young son.
Chris, eager to join the Science Club at school, agrees to undergo a grisly experiment to be accepted. But in the malevolent universe of Five Nights at Freddy’s, there’s always an education in pain.
A string of bad luck you can’t seem to shake… For Angel, Hudson, and Sergio, it’s an all too familiar feeling. Repulsed by her spoiled stepsister’s lavish birthday party, Angel exacts a hasty and ill-fated revenge.
Hudson’s young life is littered with tragedy and broken dreams, but a well-paying security job might just be all he needs to turn things around. Sergio acquires a unique novelty toy that instantly brings good luck, but is the toy really leading him to happiness…or to a more monstrous end?
The Puppet Carver
Consumed by failure… Desperate to keep his kiddie pizzeria from bankruptcy, Jack lets his animatronics tech pitch him a new invention that might just give him some perspective. And frustrated by an unfair arcade game, Colton throws himself into re-engineering the device at any cost.
Meanwhile, Marley’s best friend goes missing on a tour of the Freddy’s Pizza Factory; she knows what really happened…but her guilt isn’t the only thing threatening to eat her alive.
Act in haste, repent at leisure… After losing his friend in a terrible accident, Edward can’t spend his money fast enough on a happy companion guaranteed to keep his friend’s memory alive.
Mott quickly flushes his brother’s creepy new pets, but the creatures have other plans. Eager to put her classmates in their place, homecoming queen Jessica doesn’t stop to double-check her homework…reprogramming a defunct animatronic.
Standing up for yourself can be hard… Jeremiah decides he’s done being the butt of his coworker’s jokes at their small game studio.
Joel is counting the days until he can quit his family’s garden center and hit the road to a new life. Aimee finally works up the courage to ditch her loud-mouthed, annoying friend at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. But when it comes to Five Nights at Freddy’s, even the most well-meaning actions can reap horrible consequences.
Felix the Shark
A dark bridge to the past… Dirk sets out on a long-shot quest to recapture a cherished childhood memory from a unique animatronic pizzeria. Mandy finds something lurking in the files of her favorite horror game and opens herself up to a haunting.
In light of her son’s fascination with Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, Sylvia buys her son a unique birthday present — a Freddy Fazbear mask that’s the genuine article…in more ways than one.
You will enjoy reading the FNAF books in order if you love playing video games. Give these books a chance to take your imagination to a whole new level. Or even find yourself taking a role in the horrific journey.
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