This helps when this is a sign of danger. has this author written any other books? Directed by Joshua Grannell. The person pointing a gun at Alcatraz turns out to be a Librarian in disguise as a foster care caseworker.   I loved this quirky read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. the librarian.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. 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. Evil Librarian is a fantasy novel with danger and evil and drama (and some musical theatre for good measure). A third Alcatraz book, called Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia, was released on October 1, 2009. Summary: He’s young. 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 hot. I am going to pick it up to,orrow. Paranormal romance is way better when it follows a Buffy outline with clever teens fighting evil and still maintaining their grades. He’s hot. After receiving a bag of sand for his thirteenth birthday, he is involved in a strange set of events which begins with a group of librarians stealing his bag of sand, which turns out to have rather unusual properties. I really liked the main characters Cynthia and Ryan. . He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. I was totally absorbed and riveted by this absolutely wonderful book, which surpasses all my expectations for the YA genre. . It's a mix between. the librarian. He's . It was such a great book. . Hushlanders - people who live in the Librarian-controlled lands of Canada, Europe, and the Americas - believe the Library was destroyed long ago. Forget high school drama, these students have real trouble: DEMONS!! He's . It is also a comedy and a romance and a tale of friendship. [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. It’s a young adult romance book mostly for teens and is about 300 pages. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a juvenile novel written by American author Brandon Sanderson, published in October 2007 by Scholastic Press. the librarian. Start by marking “Evil Librarian” as Want to Read: Error rating book. 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. For library geeks, theatre geeks, fans of the occult, demons, barbers, demon barbers, high school students, school librarians, library students, Sondheim fans, Italian speakers, actors, singers, prop mistresses, yeah pretty much everybody. In the end I didn't hate it but there was moment it was so slow I thought I might not finish. I absolutely adored this book. Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : He's young. Unfortunately, this book didn’t really live up to its potential. 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. the librarian. Cover: Clever – I like the overlay of the devilish outline and fangs with the title in the middle. It started out a tad slow, but it turned out to be such a fun read. [2] He later sold the series to Tor Books who republished the series. . 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. Summary from NetGalley: Will it finally be curtains for the demonic Mr. Gabriel in this climactic chapter of the Evil Librarian series? 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. because this book sound amazing! Evil Librarian Spoilers Alexandra and Chelsey talk more about Evil Librarian and why they liked it. Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. 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. Refresh and try again. I'm glad I gave it a second chance. This books reads like an 80s comedic horror flick, and I absolutely loved it. Wow! The sixth book, ( Alcatraz Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians: The Worldspire) is finished and finally has a publisher. Sign me up for that! the librarian. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. The characters are very relatable. Sing, Alcatraz's cousin's talent is the ability to trip and fall to the ground. After receiving a bag of sand for his thirteenth birthday, he is involved in a strange set of events which begins with a group of librarians stealing his bag of sand, which turns out to have rather unusual properties. Book six is expected to be released in Spring 2022 and is co-authored by Janci Patterson. This came as a recommendation from a friend and was a lot of fun. . If someone not related to the Smedrys marries a Smedry, the person marrying into the family gets their spouse's Talent. In this case, the librarian is evil, is stealing bits of souls or whatever, and is planning to destroy everyone in the school. She can’t wait to create the most incredible barricade set design in all of high-school theater. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! 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. As such, he is always running behind the clock. Summary Evil Librarian sounds so cheesy – and it is – but it’s also extremely enjoyable. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. The plot evolves around the title character and a small group of freedom fighters operating against the cult of evil librarians that secretly rule the world. 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. Some books just manage to hit so many of your "like" buttons that they shoot upwards in your esteem. 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. The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer. Sign me up for that! 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. Forget suspension of disbelief; believe me, you WILL believe. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. I can't think of a single other YA title that's similar. Curse of the Evil Librarian is a part of best-selling author Michelle Knudsen’s Librarian series. . He’s . 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. He’s also evil. With no demons at all. 3.5 stars. 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. The characters are v. There is a sequel to Evil Librarian called Revenge of the Evil Librarian. He's also evil. This book is perfect. Since I read this book a few month ago, I have finally started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 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 hot. >:(, A Young Adult Fiction Expert's Year of Spectacular Teen Reads. the librarian. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. Evil Librarian is a fantasy novel with danger and evil and drama (and some musical theatre for good measure). Reviewed by Camille-Yvette Welsch July/August 2019. Funny, charming, and overall pleasant. A mousy librarian inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. I was hoping for dark, fun, and hilarious, but all the crushing and swoon, 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 hot. Evil Librarian is the first book in the Evil Librarian trilogy. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Instead, we get a Whedon-esque twist, where the would-be Mentor is killed right off the bat! Curse of the Evil Librarian is a fast, funny, and irreverent almost-end to the series. Parents need to know that Evil Librarian is the YA debut from veteran children's author Michelle Knudsen. Especially Cyn with all her kick ass saving the world heroine personality. —Foreword Reviews About the Author. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. [3], DreamWorks Animation acquired the film rights to Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians in June 2008. 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. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right. Ms. Fletcher, Alcatraz's personal caseworker, arrives and scolds him for destroying his foster parents' kitchen. Mistborn movie is still about the same", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alcatraz_Versus_the_Evil_Librarians&oldid=995162669, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, October 1, 2007 (first edition, hardback). There is an added soupçon of adolescent yearning thrown into the mix and a sly commentary on wild, hormonal lust/love, however. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a young adult novel about Alcatraz Smedry, a young teen who is always breaking things. Awesome. I loved Mr. Gabriel! This book frustrated me to no end! I am going to pick it up to,orrow. When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. Evil librarian ; 3. He's also evil. I enjoy books that don’t take themselves seriously, and this one doesn’t! To see what your friends thought of this book, There is a sequel to Evil Librarian called Revenge of the Evil Librarian. I love that this is the first book I finished in the new year! . February Group Read: Evil Librarian (Evil Librarian #1) by Michelle Knudsen, Most Hated Character/Fav & do u want a sequel? It doesn’t take the Fantasy genre too seriously which makes it a fun read. He's . 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. He’s…the librarian. He’s hot. He's also evil. The book is named after its main character, Alcatraz Smedry. I hope it ushers in a year of great reading. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. It is also a comedy and a romance and a tale of friendship. Alexandra and Chelsey December 6, 2016 Reviews , Spoilers , Video 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. I had such a great time reading it, thoroughly enjoying myself throughout. Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : "He is young. I am proud of myself for finishing this book. Recommended to Reading Reindeer Emigrates To Pluto by: 21 Stars and "Wow! In his own words "I've been arriving late to my own death for years now.". by Candlewick Press. It is also a comedy and a romance and a tale of friendship. Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : He's young. He’s also evil. Really enjoyable. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. 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. . He’s young. I like it funny. Blood's also mentioned a few more times from injuries. “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. 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. the librarian.When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. (Dreamworks did not renew.) Right? Like, huge-smile-on-my-face-even-though-I’m-at-jury-duty enjoyment. Summary: When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. And my original assessment that this book is basically a long Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode is now completely reaffirmed. [Michelle Knudsen] -- When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s also evil. Knudsen has a shtick and she’s sticking to it. 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. [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. 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. Smedrys from ancient days had grand talents, though relatively unexplained. Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones was released in the United States November 1, 2008. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. There is an added soupçon of adolescent yearning thrown into the mix and a sly commentary on wild, hormonal lust/love, however. September 9th 2014 He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. Eeeevill versus Friendship, Love and Loyalty, (With a Few Grins). Fortunately, that's not going to happen until after opening night of the school musical, Sweeney Todd, which of course demons just love. 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. Grandpa Smedry, Alcatraz's grandfather, has the power to arrive late. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. 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. He is also evil. Red on black = perfect. She can’t wait to create the most incredible barricade set design in all of high-school theater. Wow! " 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. Well-written, strong on friendship, love, and loyalty--I SO hope this will be a series! He’s hot. Grandpa convinces Alcatraz that he could either stay here with the guy with the gun or escape with him. Awesome. 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. Another could make rude noises at inappropriate moments, breaking enemies' concentration so they could not use weapons. Curse of the Evil Librarian is a fast, funny, and irreverent almost-end to the series. . The Librarians include Shasta / Ms. Fletcher, Alcatraz's case worker and Radrian Blackburn, a Dark Oculator. ― 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. Welcome back. 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. “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). 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. 4.5 fabulous stars. He's hot. 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. He's . The fourth book, Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens, and was released on December 1, 2010. One could get unbelievable amounts of water on the ground when she did the dishes, which allowed her to end a drought. When Cynthia Rothschild's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. About Evil Librarian. Too bad, because the cover is. The fifth book of the series, entitled Alcatraz Versus the Dark Talent, was released September 6, 2016. Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : He's young. 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. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians is a young adult novel about Alcatraz Smedry, a young teen who is always breaking things. I was hoping for dark, fun, and hilarious, but all the crushing and swooning made it feel kind of juvenile. “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). One of the best villain's ever. He’s hot. (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.) He’s also evil. Alcatraz has the talent of breaking things. Unfortunately, this book didn’t really live up to its potential. He’s . He is ..... the librarian" -- Provided by publisher. February 16, 2016 (Tor re-release), This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 16:01. 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. Michelle Knudsen is a New York Times best-selling American children's author. . 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. He's really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. Revenge of the Evil Librarian (Book) : Knudsen, Michelle : The stage is set for a fiendishly dramatic summer at theater camp for Cynthia and her boyfriend, Ryan. 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. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. The book starts with Alcatraz setting fire to his foster parents' kitchen. Sweeney Todd, demons, awkward crushes and more all come together perfectly in one funny and surprisingly relatable package. 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. When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. She has written more than 47 books for children, including the multiple-award-winning Library Lion, the Trelian middle grade fantasy trilogy, and the young adult novels Evil Librarian, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, and the forthcoming Curse of the Evil Librarian (Candlewick Press, August 13, 2019). With Jack Donner, Mikayla Rosario, Robin Calvert, Julie Caitlin Brown. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Not some sort of amazing story, but with a title like " Evil Librarian," you know what your getting into. I have read many young adult books that I enjoyed very much, but this book aggravated me immensely! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Evil Librarian (eBook) : Knudsen, Michelle : He's young. He is hot. Campy, silly, shivery and generally well written fun. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Quentin, another cousin, has the talent to speak gibberish or nonsensical phrases. He's also evil. . Kudos for originality, voice, and an authentic "teen" feel. [4] On January 3, 2011, Brandon Sanderson, the author of the novel, tweeted that DreamWorks did not renew the rights. 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! We’d love your help. After Brandon bought back the rights to the series, it … He’s . He’s young. Get this from a library! [ Think about it: Unknowledgeable young protagonist seeks help from cantankerous old guy regarding the supernatural. Demon-resistant set designer Cyn feels good about senior year. When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. It is through some of Quentin's supposed gibberish that Alcatraz is prompted to know what to do in future events. With Jack Donner, Mikayla Rosario, Robin Calvert, Julie Caitlin.... 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