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Title:
Evil librarian
Author:
Knudsen, Michelle, author.
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Publication Information:
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, 2014.
Physical Description:
8 audio discs (9 hours, 19 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
He's young. He's hot. He's also evil. He's . . . the librarian. 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 after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Maybe it's the creepy look in the librarian's eyes, or the weird feeling Cyn gets whenever she's around him. Before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact . . . a demon. Now, in addition to saving the school musical from technical disaster and trying not to make a fool of herself with her own hopeless crush, Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body! From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen, here is 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 variety).
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781491534762

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He's young. He's hot. He's also evil. He's...the librarian.

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 after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Maybe it's the creepy look in the librarian's eyes, or the weird feeling Cyn gets whenever she's around him. Before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact...a demon. Now, in addition to saving the school musical from technical disaster and trying not to make a fool of herself with her own hopeless crush, Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen, here is 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 variety).


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Booklist Review

High school can feel like hell some days, especially when you see the new librarian's ritual summoning circle, or spot his giant wingspan unfurl during study hall. Initially, Cynthia and Annie have no idea that the fantastically hot Mr. Gabriel, their new high-school librarian, is actually a minor demon planning to soul-suck their school into submission to conquer a demon throne. When Annie is targeted by Mr. Gabriel to be his human consort, it's up to Cyn to save the day. Cyn must carve time for reconnaissance and research around her busy school schedule, and, at the same time, she struggles to stay focused around her own crush, a dreamy fellow thespian who is starring in their school production of Sweeney Todd. The only thing buying time for the teens before a fiery death is the musical, which, unsurprisingly, is a favorite among demons. There's plenty to like here: a budding will-they-won't-they romance, demonic possession, musical theater references, and more. Knudsen keeps the terror well-tempered with plenty of hilarious situational comedy and touches of the absurd.--Howerton, Erin Downey Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Knudsen (The Princess of Trelian) jumps from picture books and middle-grade fiction to YA with this self-aware supernatural dramedy, which sees an ordinary teenage girl caught up in a war between various evil factions, with the souls of her schoolmates at stake. It starts when Cyn Rothchild's best friend Annie inexplicably falls in love with the new school librarian, John Gabriel. Cyn's no stranger to unrequited love-she has a thing for the handsome Ryan Halsey, even if she's too awkward to talk to him-but Annie is acting downright weird. Before long, Cyn learns that Gabriel is a demon out to acquire the power needed to take the throne back home, and her immunity to his influence makes her a wild card. She teams up with Ryan to save Annie and everyone else from an infernal fate. The writing is clever, the tone wry, and the stakes high, with surprises that keep the plot unpredictable. Cyn's internal monologue provides plenty of amusement, especially when her hormones threaten to overpower her common sense. It's an entertaining tale with room for future installments. Ages 14-up. Agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Many high school students may think they have encountered an evil librarian, but they've never met one who turns students into zombies and murders the school principal. Cyn Rothschild would ordinarily have been too busy orchestrating the set construction for the school's musical, Sweeney Todd, to get involved with the evil librarian, Mr. Gabriel. But her best friend, Annie, has quite a crush on him. When Cyn and her own heartthrob (and star of Sweeney Todd), Ryan, discover the librarian covered in blood and sporting horns and bat wings, they feel responsible for stopping the murder and mayhem. As Annie slips completely under the control of the librarian, Cyn and Ryan visit an occult shop to learn more about demons, and how to counteract their influence on people. Unfortunately, Cyn and Ryan fail at their first attempt to eradicate Mr. Gabriel, and more demons show up at school. Throughout, Cyn's first-person narrative demonstrates passion, intelligence, and empathy. Her common sense and comprehension of the gravity of their situation overrule her desire to be closer to Ryan. Romantic tension builds as Cyn and Ryan struggle over how to fight the demons. Narrator Emily Foster distinguishes each character's voice enough to advance the story seamlessly. VERDICT This mixture of fantasy and teen romance is fast-paced and will prove satisfying to any horror-loving imagination.-Ann Weber, Bellarmine Coll. Prep., San Jose, CA (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.