Evil Librarian (Evil Librarian Series #1)

Evil Librarian (Evil Librarian Series #1)

by Michelle Knudsen


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“Forget paranormal romance; this horror-humor-romance pastiche is where those in search of hot nonhumans should set their sights.” — Kirkus Reviews

When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact, a demon. Now, in addition to saving the school musical and trying not to make a fool of herself with her own hopeless crush, Cyn has to save her best friend—and, it seems, the entire student body—from the clutches of the evil librarian. Multitalented author Michelle Knudsen has crafted the perfect novel for teens who like their horror served up with a bit of romance, plenty of humor, and some pretty hot guys (of both the good and evil varieties).

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ISBN-13: 9780763676407
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Series: Evil Librarian Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 461,915
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Evil Librarian 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
smg5775 9 days ago
Something is wrong with Annie, Cynthia's best friend, ever since the new librarian has come to school. Cynthia has to find out what, no matter how mad Annie gets at her, and save Annie from Mr. Gabriel or die trying. Meanwhile Cynthia is harboring a deep crush on Ryan who is the lead in the school's Sweeney Todd production. When Cynthia realizes what is happening at school as she saves Ryan from falling under the enthrallment of Mr. Gabriel, they join forces to stop Mr. Gabriel's plans. Of course, it is not a smooth or easy path to stop him. They must have help but who to trust. I enjoyed this book. I can just imagine Cynthia's swooning over Ryan to Annie and Annie's disgust with Cynthia when she cannot swoon over Mr. Gabriel. I liked these teens. I chuckled and got caught up in the story as Cynthia discovers what is happening and works to find out how to destroy the evil and save the school. I liked the running commentary that Cynthia had about Ryan throughout the tale. I so identify. This book was so much fun to read. I cannot wait to read the sequel.
Cyn_Ayala23 More than 1 year ago
This was just perfect. This is a novel perfect for any age because the characters in the novel are so relatable. Cynthia’s just a regular high school kid with a huge crush on one of the popular kids in school and the tech director for the school musical. She’s a driven character with such a fun narrative and a loyalty to her friends. Everything about her is likable to the fact that she’s an enormous klutz. Again, she’s a relatable character with such a vibrant voice and Knudsen must be applauded for her talent here. The way the novel is structured captures the voice and the character expertly. She’s has made Cynthia more than just a name on a page or a character in a book, she has given her life, a personality that resonates off the pages. All in all, she’s just a remarkable character. As for the story itself, it’s so fun to read. Cynthia has discovered that her Librarian is a demon who has her best friend under a spell of sorts, using her to do some of his dirty work. Talk about drama, and not the kind Cynthia likes. This leads to so much tension between the two friends and revelations about the characters and their dynamics with one another. This also leads to depth for the characters and it influences the plot so well. There’s a sense of darkness within the characters, a sense of loneliness that Knudsen explores to keep the realism alive in the story. The feelings between the characters are, again, aspects of the novel that any reader, no matter their age, can relate to. Moreover, not also does this all allow tension to drive the novel it also allows for hilarious antics between the characters. There’s comedy and romance in the novel, but also the right touch of horror and sadness in the novel to keep the story grounded and impactful. Evil Librarian is just an amazing novel with amazing characters. There’s laughter and love on every page but also a touch of darkness that is expected with a novel involving a demon. It’s a must read, hands down. (★★★★★ | A)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speaking as an adult on the far side of teenaged drama, this book was a lot of fun to read. Knudsen made me laugh with her heroine's inner dialogue that sounded so m7ch like my own once upon a time. There was danger, romance, and the kind of BFF relationship you love to read about.
tessa-halley More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I'm an avid reader and generally very picky about the kinds of books I read. I bought this book on a whim along with two other books on a recent trip to Barnes and Noble, and I loved it! Best spontaneous decision I've ever made, this book was funny and exciting, with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure. I often found myself laughing out loud, it was highly entertaining, there was one or two slow parts but they didn't last long. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, definitely a must read.