Posted in Young Adult Lit

Evil Librarian, by Michelle Knudsen

librarianEvil Librarian
Michelle Knudsen
2014 by Candlewick Press
ISBN – 9780763660383
Genre – Fantasy
Age – High School
3.3 Stars

Cynthia is the set director for the upcoming school play Sweeny Todd, and she couldn’t be more excited. She loves hanging out with her best friend Annie, figuring out how to make her set and props as amazing as possible, and drooling over her crush, Ryan. All of this is going well until Annie falls in love with the new librarian. Cynthia gets the feeling that something isn’t right with Mr. Gabriel, but she never expected he was a demon who had come to her school in order to find a human bride and suck the life force out of every single student!

How could I have found this book and not read it? Honestly, it was better than I had expected it to be. It was funny, imaginative, and well funny. It was a light read that had all of the elements I look for in a good YA book. There was friendship, romance, no parents, and soul sucking (librarian) demons! I’m not big on the musical thing, but it was more focused on set innovations and less on music. It’s not like this book is the quality that will set it in the classics genre, but it was enjoyable to read. The characters were believable and their reactions to crazy scenarios were also believable. I loved that they added in human that were completely insane, because that’s real life. I feel like Knudsen painted a super picture of high school that we all know can be miserable at times.

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