Synopses & Reviews
He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s... the librarian.
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).
"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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Michelle Knudsen is the author of The Dragon of Trelian and The Princess of Trelian, as well as the best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; Argus, illustrated by Andréa Wesson; and Big Mean Mike, illustrated by Scott Magoon. Michelle Knudsen lives in Brooklyn, New York.