Thank you, NetGalley for giving access to an eBook copy of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Megan Shepherd for free in exchange for an honest review. The eBook I received from NetGalley didn’t have a cover image, so I am using a cover image I have found through google (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).
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Title: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Author: Megan Shepherd
Genre: TV & Film, Fantasy
Pages: 304 pages
Synopsis: Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the holiday
classic Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas with this stunning
collectible novelisation, adapted by New York Times bestselling author Megan
Jack Skellington is the beloved Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, but he has grown tired of leading the usual scares every year. Then he stumbles upon a mysterious tree-shaped door deep in the Hinterlands and falls straight into Christmas Town--an enchanting place like no other, full of sparkling snow, merry elves, and twinkling lights.
Reinvigorated, Jack returns to Halloween Town and recruits the citizens into his new to organize Christmas themselves! But even with aid from his loyal dog Zero and the resourceful rag doll Sally, challenges lurk around every corner. Sally sees a terrible vision of Jack falling into danger, and the mysterious Oogie Boogie hides in the shadows. Will Jack’s dream of creating the perfect Christmas come true . . . or is it destined to become an utter nightmare?
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Did I request this book purely for my love for the nightmare before Christmas? Yes, I did. Fun fact we are both 30 years old this year. Just one little thing this book CLEARLY states it’s a novelisation of the film. It’s not stating anywhere it is a retelling or a whole new story, I don’t know how some people have got their wires crossed but yes, this book is the film in text. If it’s a sequel you’re after there is Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw.
This novelisation is a lovely reminder of the spookiness of the film and the character I grew up loving. This book is harder to review than I thought as I am way too bias, I think Megan did a wonderful job translating the book from screen to page and has done the story justice. I enjoyed the slight change in dialogue where the original songs take place. This book is perfect for the upcoming spooky season.
I think this book is for the diehard fans am I going to get a finished copy to add to my Nightmare Before Christmas collection of course I am. I would also recommend reading this book with Vitamin String Quartet performs The Nightmare Before Christmas on in the background.