Curse of the Evil Librarian (Paperback)
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Will it finally be curtains for the demonic Mr. Gabriel in this climactic chapter of the Evil Librarian series?
After sending the evil librarian, Mr. Gabriel, back to the demon world once and for all at theater camp last summer, Cynthia is ready to enjoy a completely demon-free senior year of high school, especially once she learns the fall musical will be Les Misérables. She can’t wait to create the most incredible barricade set design in all of high-school theater. And her boyfriend, Ryan, is sure to land his dream role of Javert. But down in the demon realm, an epic mishandling of Mr. Gabriel’s essence leads to his escape — and soon he’s gathering strength, bent once again on revenge against Cyn and everyone she loves. Best-selling author Michelle Knudsen’s Evil Librarian series overflows with horror and humor — and it looks like this show’s got a third act.
About the Author
Michelle Knudsen is the author of many books, including the young adult novels Evil Librarian and Revenge of the Evil Librarian and the Trelian middle-grade fantasy series. She is also the author of several picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Michelle Knudsen lives in Brooklyn, New York
Fun closer to the best musical theater demon trilogy around.
After the bloodbath of the series’ second volume, Knudsen lightens up on the gore (though there are a few violent demonic encounters) and allows Cyn’s acerbic wit and WTF attitude to shine through.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
As ever, there’s a lot of Buffy-worthy silliness and snark grounded by a strong foundation of well-developed characters and relationships. Cyn and Ryan’s sweet romance and one last pitch-perfect musical number round out the satisfying conclusion to this horror-comedy saga— although Cyn’s foreboding dreams/visions at book’s end suggest there may be an encore.
—The Horn Book
Curse of the Evil Librarian is a fast, funny, and irreverent almost-end to the series.