I was looking forward to a little horror mixed with humor, plus the idea of being a new librarian- this book seemed to call out to me. The story centers around a high school girl named Cynthia (Cyn for short) that is your typical, kind of fits in but very shy around the boy of her dreams, sort of girl. She has a sarcastic tone to her, but was never one to try and stand out of the crowd.
One day the school gets a new librarian, a good looking, charming, young man that gives Cyn the creeps. Her best friend, Annie, however seems to be completely smitten by him. Cynthia, a little concerned about this crush her friend has, does a little digging and soon finds out that the new librarian is actually a demon that wants to make Annie his new bride. Cynthia has to do something to save her friend.
In the mean time, the boy of Cynthia's dreams, Ryan (a lacrosse playing, musical theater starring hunk) gets entangled into the demon fighting with Cynthia. Can Cynthia use this opportunity to tell the boy of her dreams how she feels? Can she save her best friend? Will the evil librarian weed Cynthia, her crush, her friends, and everyone in the school out of circulation? Those are just some of the questions that need to be answered by the end of the book.
In the end, the book actually underwhelmed me. I would get pulled out of the main plot of dealing with the librarian while Cynthia would go on and pine over Ryan or half a page or more and then she would fret over the musical or over her friendship with Annie. I wanted to like Cynthia, but she seemed too surface level for me. That is also the way I felt for pretty much everyone in the book. I just never really cared if they lived, died, or performed Sweeney Todd. Even the "epic" battle at the end with the demons never fully developed.
Read this book if you like light horror mixed with a fair amount of teen angst and some humor.