Blind Reads Review: Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Author: Michelle Knudsen
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: September 9, 2014
Format/Source: ARC/From Publisher, via BEA
#EvilLibrarian 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). (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)
**I read this book as a part of my Blind Reads feature. Go here to see my post from before I read the book, where I list the (very few) things I knew going in and my theories on what the book would entail.**
The Perfect Blind Reads Book…
I saw the cover of Evil Librarian at Book Expo America this year and thought to myself, “That is an awesome cover, and an awesome title. And it would be perfect for a Blind Read!” And I’m really glad I chose it as a Blind Read, because I ended up enjoying it even more than I thought I would!
Were Any of My Theories Correct?
Well, yes and no. I thought, because of the cover, that it might be an adult book. But I also conceded that it could be YA. It turned out to be YA, which is cool with me because I love YA and I think if it had been an adult book it might have gone in a completely different direction.
My other theories were spot on. I said that it would be about an evil librarian, which, shockingly, was correct. (I’ve got all the smarts, people.) And I thought that there would be some humor in the book, and I was very happy to find that I was correct in that theory.
Back To My Regularly Scheduled Review…
Things I learned from Evil Librarian:
- Making deals with demons is never a good idea.
- When a demon gets you to do something for them, make sure that the spell has completely worn off before you interact with anyone else.
- Demons love Sweeney Todd.