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by Michelle Knudsen | Read by Emily Foster

Narrator Emily Foster's blend of pragmatism and emotionality embodies teenaged protagonist Cynthia Rothschild as she fights the demon librarian who is menacing her school and seducing her best friend. The everyday triumphs and struggles of a group of high school students create verisimilitude for listeners as a supernatural battle builds around them. Foster uses this same humanizing power in her characterizations, which endear audiences to Cynthia while making the demons intriguing and unnerving. Foster's high voice, almost rushed pace, and earnest intonation work well for Cynthia and her friends. She reserves a vocal boisterousness and silken determination for Cynthia's demon enemies. This is a great listen for YA listeners who favor romance and humor in their thrillers. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine