His talent proves beneficial when he is captured by the librarians, as they cannot understand him and thus cannot gain important information from him, even through torture. The book starts with Alcatraz setting fire to his foster parents' kitchen. It is through some of Quentin's supposed gibberish that Alcatraz is prompted to know what to do in future events. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. Evil Librarian Spoilers Alexandra and Chelsey talk more about Evil Librarian and why they liked it. Evil librarian. the librarian. About Evil Librarian. But his power also allows him to arrive late to other things, like bullets, which always miss him, and his blood can arrive late to wounds so that he doesn't bleed to death. Smedrys from ancient days had grand talents, though relatively unexplained. When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high school librarian, Cyn can totally understand why—he's really young and ridiculously hot and apparently thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. Welcome back. because this book sound amazing! Well-written, strong on friendship, love, and loyalty--I SO hope this will be a series! Too bad, because the cover is. —Foreword Reviews About the Author. I had such a great time reading it, thoroughly enjoying myself throughout. (They are planning on reprinting the first five books in a paperback box set with new illustrations for the holiday season 2021, or early 2022.) I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! He’s…the librarian. Evil Episode Summaries Guide & TV Show Schedule: Skeptical female psychologist Kristen Bouchard joins David Acosta, who is training to be a Catholic priest, and a blue collar contractor as they investigate the church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences. He’s young. Grandpa Smedry, Alcatraz's grandfather, has the power to arrive late. He is also evil. This story probably would've worked very well as an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or something...maybe even a 2 parter, but not otherwise. The premise of a demon librarian slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body sounds like a plot straight out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. In this case, the librarian is evil, is stealing bits of souls or whatever, and is planning to destroy everyone in the school. The old guy then becomes the Mentor for the majority of the book, giving Young Protagonist lots of exposition, and possibly dying towards the end once Young Protagonist has been taught all she needs to know. Eeeevill versus Friendship, Love and Loyalty, (With a Few Grins). Curse of the Evil Librarian is a fast, funny, and irreverent almost-end to the series. This books reads like an 80s comedic horror flick, and I absolutely loved it. . Ellen Oh is an award-winning author of middle grade and young adult novels such as Spirit Hunters, The Dragon Egg Princess, and A Thousand... #EvilLibrarian He’s young. He’s also evil. . . It’s so clever, and so funny, and I am going to demand that all my friends read this right now for their own good. It’s the third book in a series about a young girl and her efforts to rid the world of evil demons, handle what she insists is not a love triangle, and most importantly, stay alive. randomly remembered I read this, today... read it back in 2017 when I found it at my high school library... 3.5 stars, not quite amazing but a pretty solid read. February Group Read: Evil Librarian (Evil Librarian #1) by Michelle Knudsen, Most Hated Character/Fav & do u want a sequel? [2] He later sold the series to Tor Books who republished the series. She can’t wait to create the most incredible barricade set design in all of high-school theater. It was such a great book. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Sweeney Todd, demons, awkward crushes and more all come together perfectly in one funny and surprisingly relatable package. He's also evil. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones was released in the United States November 1, 2008. I can't think of a single other YA title that's similar. He’s . . But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Quentin, another cousin, has the talent to speak gibberish or nonsensical phrases. the librarian. Reviewed by Camille-Yvette Welsch July/August 2019. Blood's also mentioned a few more times from injuries. When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. Not some sort of amazing story, but with a title like " Evil Librarian," you know what your getting into. If someone not related to the Smedrys marries a Smedry, the person marrying into the family gets their spouse's Talent. Sign me up for that! the librarian.When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. I loved this quirky read. Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : He's young. Paranormal romance is way better when it follows a Buffy outline with clever teens fighting evil and still maintaining their grades. He is hot. In his own words "I've been arriving late to my own death for years now.". I am going to pick it up to,orrow. Happy book birthday today to Curse of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen, the third book in the Evil Librarian series.These YA books are absolutely hilarious, and if you want a funny, slightly twisted story about a demonic librarian (literally a demon), a bunch of theater nerds, some high school romance, and lots of LOLs, then look no further. Evil Librarian is a fantasy novel with danger and evil and drama (and some musical theatre for good measure). It is also a comedy and a romance and a tale of friendship. He's also evil. Forget high school drama, these students have real trouble: DEMONS!! . Aside from the total ick factor of a high school librarian seducing a student (demon magic or no demon magic), I probably would have enjoyed this book more as a younger reader. He's .   Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : "He is young. In the end I didn't hate it but there was moment it was so slow I thought I might not finish. Right? The characters are v. There is a sequel to Evil Librarian called Revenge of the Evil Librarian. 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. In the course of the book, it is revealed that Alcatraz's biological family, the Smedrys, all are born with amazing talents that they use to combat the evil cult of librarians. This helps when this is a sign of danger. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a middle grade novel by Brandon Sanderson.It is the first volume of the five-part series Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians.It was originally published by Scholastic in October, 2007. Aside from the total ick factor of a high school librarian seducing a student (demon magic or no demon magic), I probably would have enjoyed this book more as a younger reader. Summary Evil Librarian sounds so cheesy – and it is – but it’s also extremely enjoyable. I was totally absorbed and riveted by this absolutely wonderful book, which surpasses all my expectations for the YA genre. Summary: When Cynthia Rothchild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally understand why—he’s really young and seriously hot and apparently thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. I have read many young adult books that I enjoyed very much, but this book aggravated me immensely! the librarian. Curse of the Evil Librarian is a part of best-selling author Michelle Knudsen’s Librarian series. Demon-resistant set designer Cyn feels good about senior year. As such, he is always running behind the clock. He’s also evil. If ever I'm hypnotized by a demon from Hell, I would hope to have a friend like Cynthia who will fight dirty to save me from a fate worse than death! Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a young adult novel about Alcatraz Smedry, a young teen who is always breaking things. Evil librarian ; 3. It is revealed that he has been in countless foster homes, always ending up with Alcatraz "destroying" things precious to the people taking care of him. 4.5 fabulous stars. [Michelle Knudsen] -- When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. . But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : He's young. Another could make rude noises at inappropriate moments, breaking enemies' concentration so they could not use weapons. by Candlewick Press. >:(, A Young Adult Fiction Expert's Year of Spectacular Teen Reads. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a young adult novel about Alcatraz Smedry, a young teen who is always breaking things. [1] In early 2013, because Scholastic only commissioned the first four books, and was unwilling to publish the fifth book, Sanderson bought back the rights to the series. Michelle Knudsen is a New York Times best-selling American children's author. “Evil Librarian” is rather one note when it comes to the presence of demons in the human world (here’s a hint: they’re evil and want us dead). It started out a tad slow, but it turned out to be such a fun read. The next day an old man arrives at the house and claims to be his grandfather, telling Alcatraz that he has a special, powerful talent, which is breaking things. Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. Summary: He’s young. She can’t wait to create the most incredible barricade set design in all of high-school theater. . February 16, 2016 (Tor re-release), This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 16:01. I like it funny. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. He's hot. Summary: When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. [4] On January 3, 2011, Brandon Sanderson, the author of the novel, tweeted that DreamWorks did not renew the rights. Some books just manage to hit so many of your "like" buttons that they shoot upwards in your esteem. In his second skirmish against the Evil Librarians who rule the world, Alcatraz and his ragtag crew of freedom fighters track Grandpa Smedry to the ancient and mysterious Library of Alexandria. I hope it ushers in a year of great reading. He's . Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published . The characters are very relatable. He’s also evil. . But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. This book is perfect. Summary from NetGalley: Will it finally be curtains for the demonic Mr. Gabriel in this climactic chapter of the Evil Librarian series? I was hoping for dark, fun, and hilarious, but all the crushing and swooning made it feel kind of juvenile. Unfortunately, this book didn’t really live up to its potential. He later finds out that there is a secret society called the Librarians, whose purpose is to conquer the remaining Free Kingdoms and rule the world. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer - and a legion of rabid gore fans - when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right. He's also evil. This came as a recommendation from a friend and was a lot of fun. He's hot. One could get unbelievable amounts of water on the ground when she did the dishes, which allowed her to end a drought. There's a lot of strong language, including frequent use of "f--k." The librarian in question is a demon in disguise, and there are a couple of disturbing images involving blood and demons. These freedom fighters include Alcatraz's grandfather, Leavenworth, usually just referred to as "Grandpa Smedry"; Bastille, Grandpa's bodyguard and a Crystin Knight; Sing Sing - Sing for short - Alcatraz's Polynesian cousin; and Quentin, another cousin. [5], Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia, "Chapters page for Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens", http://coppermind.net/wiki/The_Dark_Talent, "Alacatraz movie has seen better days. Wow! The person pointing a gun at Alcatraz turns out to be a Librarian in disguise as a foster care caseworker. Right as he's about to shoot Alcatraz, Grandpa Smedry crashes his car (an old Model T Ford) through a wall of the kitchen, knocking the Librarian out. A mousy librarian inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. I'm glad I gave it a second chance. Summary "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. 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. . To see what your friends thought of this book, There is a sequel to Evil Librarian called Revenge of the Evil Librarian. I loved Mr. Gabriel! The sixth book, ( Alcatraz Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians: The Worldspire) is finished and finally has a publisher. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. Grandpa convinces Alcatraz that he could either stay here with the guy with the gun or escape with him. Cover: Clever – I like the overlay of the devilish outline and fangs with the title in the middle. September 9th 2014 He’s hot. . She and all her friends are blissfully coupled up; they defeated titular evil librarian and powerful demon Mr. Gabriel; and if Cyn is having sexy dreams about nice demon Peter and not boyfriend Ryan, well, they’re just dreams. Recommended to Reading Reindeer Emigrates To Pluto by: 21 Stars and "Wow! After Brandon bought back the rights to the series, it … There is an added soupçon of adolescent yearning thrown into the mix and a sly commentary on wild, hormonal lust/love, however. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I am proud of myself for finishing this book. Red on black = perfect. Sing, Alcatraz's cousin's talent is the ability to trip and fall to the ground. Get this from a library! We’d love your help. He's hot. (Dreamworks did not renew.) [ Think about it: Unknowledgeable young protagonist seeks help from cantankerous old guy regarding the supernatural. Refresh and try again. Awesome. Really enjoyable. “Maybe… they are stocking high schools across the country with hot young librarians as part of a massive literacy initiative.”, “Musical theater can save you, even if only for two or three hours at a time.”, http://www.candlewick.com/cat.asp?browse=Title&mode=book&isbn=0763660388&pix=y. When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. ― Michelle Knudsen, quote from Evil Librarian “Finally, eternal gratitude to all the (100 percent non-evil) librarians and other library staffers I have known and worked with and been helped and inspired by over the years. 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. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. Forget suspension of disbelief; believe me, you WILL believe. Evil Librarian (eBook) : Knudsen, Michelle : He's young. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. He is ..... the librarian" -- Provided by publisher. Alexandra and Chelsey December 6, 2016 Reviews , Spoilers , Video Start by marking “Evil Librarian” as Want to Read: Error rating book. There is an added soupçon of adolescent yearning thrown into the mix and a sly commentary on wild, hormonal lust/love, however. Unfortunately, this book didn’t really live up to its potential. Obviously my profession dictates that I hold any book about librarians to a higher standard than your average story, but this one really takes the cake. . Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a juvenile novel written by American author Brandon Sanderson, published in October 2007 by Scholastic Press. Alcatraz has the talent of breaking things. I really liked the main characters Cynthia and Ryan. Parents need to know that Evil Librarian is the YA debut from veteran children's author Michelle Knudsen. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. 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