January 04, 2017

Revenge of the Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen #BookReview

The stage is set for a fiendishly dramatic summer at theater camp for Cynthia and her boyfriend, Ryan. With no demons at all. Right? 
Last fall, Cynthia Rothschild saved her best friend, as well as the entire student body, from the demon librarian, Mr. Gabriel, all while executing the most awesome set design for the school musical, Sweeney Todd. But now that all that demon stuff is behind her, Cyn is looking forward to the best summer ever at theater camp with her former-crush-and-now-boyfriend, Ryan Halsey. Once she gets to camp, though, Cyn realizes this summer might not be all she s been hoping for. First, Ryan's best camp friend is a girl (which Ryan had never mentioned to Cyn), and she just happens to be ridiculously pretty. Plus, it seems the demon stuff is not entirely over as Cyn had hoped. At least any new demons that show up to ruin her summer can't possibly be as evil as Mr. Gabriel. It's not like he could somehow come back to life to seek his terrible revenge or something. Best-selling author Michelle Knudsen brings back all the hilarity and horror (not to mention hot guys) in this sizzling sequel to Evil Librarian."

Michelle Knudsen is the author of Evil Librarian as well as the Trelian middle-grade fantasy series and several picture books, including the best-selling Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Michelle Knudsen lives in Brooklyn.

I had not read the first book in the series so it took until chapter 3 or four before I had enough of information about book one to feel hooked in enough to read this story. I did appreciate how complete the recap was and it enhanced my enjoyment and my hook into this new story.
I think this story did set a lot of ground work in boom one for world building but I was able to pick up enough pieces that I was not lost about the demon drama. I loved also love theater camp summer setting as well. I went to very similar camps myself and felt the setting was very accurate. 

After the book one recap the story was moved and was paced and the story keeping making we want to read. The story had a very good pacing throughout the novel. 

I did like the characters especially the demons that we met. I think I enjoyed them more then the humans for a majority of the book but the humans not very unique but hey were fun to follow the drama that occurred. I almost wish would could have seen the story from the demon writer point of view at points. 

The conflict was two fold putting up the various theater productions and getting rid of the evil librarian. I thought both plots worked well together and both did not drag or and both kept my engaged in the story. 

I dialogue was not anything special but does have a lot of cursing as a note. 

The ending really ties most thing up but still left the overall story open for my expansion in the future.

Book in a Pinch
Summer camp meets the horror of the underworld 
 Go Into This One Knowing 
It is book two in a series. It does have a lot of cursing and bad language that are used by the students. 

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