Five Nights at Freddy's - FNaF Books In Order (2023 Guide) (2024)

Five Nights at Freddy’s by Scott Cawthon started as a cult video game with millions of followers worldwide. The series, abbreviated FNaF, is based in a restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Players work as security guards in a restaurant ruled by scary animatronic robots. During the day, the animatronics appear to be model employees. At night, things change, their deadly motive becomes clear, and the terror begins.

The scary animatronics and grim plot have captivated gamers and inspired a series of books. They are co-written by FNaF creator Scott Cawthorn and author Kira Breed-Wrisely.

The First Book The Silver Eyes begins ten years after Freddy Fazbear’s murders. Charlie, the restaurant owner’s daughter, goes to Freddy’s with a group of friends. On the anniversary of the tragedy, they discover a whole new nightmare waiting to unravel. The next books follow the same Five Nights at Freddy’s characters. They continue their pursuit of the awful truth of what happened at Fazbear’s.

The trilogy is a must-read for both game lovers and horror fans. The creepy FNaF animatronics and killings make them a scary read for everyone. You don’t have to play the game to enjoy them.

FNaF Books in order

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  1. The Sliver Eyes (2016)
  2. The Twisted Ones (2017)
  3. The Fourth Closet (2018)
  4. Into the Pit (2019)
  5. Fetch (2020)
  6. 1:35 AM (2020)
  7. Step Closer (2020)
  8. Bunny Call (2020)
  9. Blackbird (2020)
  10. The Cliffs (2021)
  11. Gumdrop Angel (2021)
  12. The Puppet Carver (2021)
  13. Friendly Face (2021)
  14. Prankster (2021)
  15. Felix the Shark (2022)

Similar authors

  • Goosebumps by R.L. Stine features scary stories with child characters. They find themselves in creepy situations, involving monsters and other supernatural elements.
  • Cirque du Freak novel by Darren Shan follows Teenager Darren Shan. He meets a strange man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire.

See also: Shari Lapena Books in Order.

Most recommended books of the series

  1. The Fourth Closet (FNaF #3) (4.34 Goodreads score)
  2. The Twisted Ones (FNaF #2) (4.24 Goodreads score)
  3. The Silver Eyes (FNaF #1) (4.18 Goodreads score)

Latest releases in the series

The latest and final published book in the FNaF series is called The Fourth Closet in 2018.

Book summaries

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The Sliver Eyes (2016)

Ten years after the horrific murders at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza that ripped their town apart, Charlie, whose father owned the restaurant, and her childhood friends reunite on the anniversary of the tragedy and find themselves at the old pizza place which had been locked up and abandoned for years. After they discover a way inside, they realize that things are not as they used to be. The four adult-sized animatronic mascots that once entertained patrons have changed. They now have a dark secret . . . and a murderous agenda.

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The Twisted Ones (2017)

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 schoolbearing 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.

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The Fourth Closet (2018)

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.

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Into the Pit (2019)

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.In this volume, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of his series’ canon, featuring cover art from fan-favorite artist LadyFiszi.

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Fetch (2020)

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.In this second volume, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of his series’ canon, featuring cover art from fan-favorite artist LadyFiszi.

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1:35 AM (2020)

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.

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Step Closer (2020)

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…

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Bunny Call (2020)

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. 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. In this fifth volume, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of his series’ canon, featuring cover art from fan-favorite artist LadyFiszi.Readers beware: This collection of terrifying tales is enough to unsettle even the most hardened Five Nights at Freddy’s fans.

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Blackbird (2020)

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.

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The Cliffs (2021)

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.

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Gumdrop Angel (2021)

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?

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The Puppet Carver (2021)

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. Frustrated by an unfair arcade game, Colton throws himself into re-engineering the device at any cost. 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.

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Friendly Face (2021)

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.In this tenth volume, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of his series’ canon.

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Prankster (2021)

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.

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Felix the Shark (2022)

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.

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How to read five nights at Freddy's in order? ›

How to read the Five Nights at Freddy's books in order
  1. Novella 1: Into the Pit (2019)
  2. Novella 2: Fetch (2020)
  3. Novella 3: 1:35 A.M. (2020)
  4. Novella 4: Step Closer (2020)
  5. Novella 5: Bunny Call (2020)
  6. Novella 6: Blackbird (2020)
  7. Novella 7: The Cliffs (2021)
  8. Novella 8: Gumdrop Angel (2021)
Mar 5, 2023

Can you read the FNAF books out of order? ›

You do not need to have played the game to enjoy the FNaF books which are packed full of suspense, but it is best to read the trilogy in order, so go ahead and get started!

Are the FNAF books easy to read? ›

They put the fascinating and beloved details of the games into an easy-to-read story and any fan who wants an overview of what FNAF is about should dive into the books.

How many books does FNAF have in total? ›

How many FNAF books are there? There are 3 books in Five Nights at Freddy's Book Series and several other series in the FNAF book franchise including Fazbear Frights, Tales from the Pizzaplex and the FNAF graphic novel series.

What was William Afton's fake name? ›

Refusing to be called Dave, or William Afton, he chose to be called Springtrap, due to becoming "one with his creation." He shows off his power with his Twisted animatronics, declaring that he alone can control them.

Which five nights at Freddy's is the hardest? ›

Many fans will call Five Nights At Freddy's 4 the very hardest game in the history of the franchise, and it was undoubtedly the hardest seen up to that point when it was released.

Do the FNAF books have swearing? ›

The language is appropriate to the book, which is to say that any swearing that takes place is set in that world-view and therefore not the use of contemporary swear words. This is not the best fantasy I have ever read, but the two sequels are AMAZING, so try it and if you like it, be sure to pick up the rest.

Is mangle in any of the FNAF books? ›

Mangle is a minor antagonist from Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fourth Closet. It serves as the alternate counterpart of Mangle from Five Nights At Freddy's 2, and the secondary mascot at Circus Baby's Pizza.

What age group is FNAF books for? ›

10 - 12 years

Is FNAF rated 18? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's is rated PG-13; however, rumors have been circulating online amongst the FNAF fan base that an R-rated cut of the movie might follow.

Is FNAF 1 appropriate for 10 year olds? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's is all about heart-pounding jump-scares. It's rated 12+, so it's not quite suitable for many preteen players.

Is the FNAF movie appropriate for 10 year olds? ›

Common Sense Media deemed the movie suitable for kids 14 and up, cautioning about its many depictions of violence and terror. Those include scenes showing young children being abducted, a man getting killed by a whirling saw, monsters biting a man in half and a man choking and then stabbing a woman.

What is FNAF 8 called? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach is a 2021 survival horror video game developed by Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames.

Who owns FNAF? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's has never been acquired by another company because the game's creator, Scott Cawthon, has chosen to maintain creative control over the franchise. Cawthon has been very successful with the series, and he has stated in interviews that he enjoys working on the games himself.

What age is Friday night at Freddy's? ›

In Five Nights At Freddy's, the violence features stabbings, slashings with bladed instruments, and an undetailed decapitation, resulting in bloody aftermath injury detail. The emphasis and inclusion of bloody images exceed the framework of our Guidelines at 12A, but is suitable for people aged 15 and over.

What is the true order of the FNAF games? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's Games in Release Order
  • Five Nights at Freddy's (2014)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (2014)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's 3 (2015)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's 4 (2015)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location (2016)
  • Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator (2017)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted (2019)
Oct 24, 2023

Which five nights at Freddy's should I play first? ›

Widely considered to be the best place to start for FNAF newcomers, the fourth game in the franchise is set the earliest in the overall timeline. Its plot takes place in 1983, which is a good while before the rest of the games.

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