J. A. White, acclaimed author of the Thickety series, delivers a thrilling contemporary middle grade fantasy that highlights the magic of storytelling when one young boy is imprisoned by a witch in a New York apartment and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. Perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm.
Alex has loved scary stories his whole life.
He never imagined he 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.