Revenge of the Evil Librarian
Candlewick Press, February 14, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-7636-8828-8 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-7636-9739-6 (Paperback)
Also available as an ebook.
Revenge of the Evil Librarian is the second book in the Evil Librarian trilogy.
The summary below contains some spoilers for the first book, so skip down to the reviews (they're spoiler-free) if you haven't read book 1!
Last fall, Cynthia Rothschild saved her best friend, Annie, from the demon librarian, Mr. Gabriel. But now all that demon stuff is over, and Cyn is ready to have the best summer ever—at theater camp (!) with her former crush and now boyfriend (!!), Ryan Halsey. Once she gets to camp, though, Cyn finds some very unpleasant surprises . . . including that the demon stuff is not as entirely over as she had hoped. At least any new demons that show up to ruin her summer
can't possibly be as evil as Mr. Gabriel, who is, thankfully, very dead now. It's not like he could come back to life to seek his terrible revenge or something. RIGHT?
"Knudsen brilliantly combines just the right amount of witty, dark humor with truly heart-pounding horror to keep the reader racing to turn the page. Fans of both humor and horror will find a great match with this book and will likely be pulling for a third installment."
"Returning readers will love hearing from Cyn again, who narrates her story with aplomb and keeps readers laughing despite the hellfire and danger around every corner. A pleasing and excellently evil mix of regular theater kids with highly irregular death."
"Take one part humor, add an equal part horror, and spice with teenage drama (musical and romantical) for a (slightly grim) laugh. . . . Campy, from the setting to the humor to the horror, and all the better for it."
"The humor, horror, and drama of the previous book are all here, and the while the conclusion is mostly happy, signs point to yet another trip to Hell for Cyn, so readers can look forward to more demonic mayhem."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Cyn's realistic, slightly snarky, narration and non-stop action will carry readers through a roller-coaster storyline full of humor and horror. And then there is that agreement between Cyn and the demoness to pull readers into the next book."
Praise for Evil Librarian (Book 1):
"Hysterical! Smart and funny, with a little drama, a little romance, and just the right touch of evil." —Stephenie Meyer, author of the bestselling Twilight Saga
"Terrifically entertaining from start to finish." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"[A] self-aware supernatural dramedy. . . . 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." —Publishers Weekly
"Snappily narrated, tightly plotted and generally just right. Forget paranormal romance; this horror-humor-romance pastiche is where those in search of hot nonhumans should set their sights." —Kirkus Reviews
"If Louise Rennison and Christopher Moore had a bibliographic love child it would be this cheekily narrated supernatural offering." —School Library Journal
"A funny, surprisingly chilling look at what happens when a minor demon becomes a high-school librarian and begins stealing life forces and lining up a child bride—but decides not to disrupt the school musical ... Cynthia and her friends are roiling with angst, romance, friendship, heartbreak, resentment and fear, and as funny as the book is, author Michelle Knudsen does a nice job capturing those darker moments." —Virginian-Pilot
"Very funny and truly horrifying." —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books