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 and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending—and a way out of this twisted place.
This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.
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"Narrator Kirby Heyborne brings a modern fairy tale filled with dark magic to life with a fantastic performance. With wary tones, Heyborne introduces Alex, a shy kid with a love of creepy things. When shrill-voiced Natacha lures Alex into her spell-ridden apartment, he is forced to write and deliver a scary story each night to appease the witch. While captive, Alex meets Yasmin, another prisoner, whose tenacity and confidence are evident in her voice. As the two begin plotting their escape from Natacha, they realize it will take a truly terrifying act to attain their freedom. This bewitching audiobook is reminiscent of "Hansel and Gretel" and THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. V.T. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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