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Evil Librarian – Michelle Knudsen


Cyn is a backstage genius with an unrequited crush of epic proportions on popular, talented Ryan, the sort of boy who seems to move “in slow motion like some stupid sequence in a bad summer movie.” She’s got a best friend and she’s snarky and smart and generally the kind of heroine everyone wants. Which is handy, since the hot new librarian is a demon in search of souls to suck as well as a child bride—and he’s got his sights set on Cyn’s best friend. Luckily, Cyn has a sort of natural demon immunity. And, it turns out, she’s got support from Ryan, so she takes on the evil librarian—and then the demonic new principal and a host of other demons, too. Bloodshed and creepy rituals abound, but the horror is always carefully undercut by the entirely realistic, slightly silly non progression of Cyn and Ryan’s romance (when they finally kiss, it’s relief for all). Snappily narrated, tightly plotted.  A good read for those who don’t normally read horror as it is pretty funny in places as well.

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