The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
“A mesmerizing read…a fantasy that feels simultaneously classic and new.”—Publishers Weekly“A pinch of Grimm, a dash of Greek mythology and a heaping helping of fresh chills make for an irresistible contemporary fairy tale…Deliciously scary and satisfying.”--Kirkus Lorelei is bowled over by... show more
“A mesmerizing read…a fantasy that feels simultaneously classic and new.”—Publishers Weekly“A pinch of Grimm, a dash of Greek mythology and a heaping helping of fresh chills make for an irresistible contemporary fairy tale…Deliciously scary and satisfying.”--Kirkus Lorelei is bowled over by Splendid Academy--Principal Trapp encourages the students to run in the hallways, the classrooms are stocked with candy dishes, and the cafeteria serves lavish meals featuring all Lorelei's favorite foods. But the more time she spends at school, the more suspicious she becomes. Why are her classmates growing so chubby? And why do the teachers seem so sinister? It's up to Lorelei and her new friend Andrew to figure out what secret this supposedly splendid school is hiding. What they discover chills their bones--and might even pick them clean! Mix one part magic, one part mystery, and just a dash of Grimm, and you've got the recipe for a cozy-creepy read that kids will gobble up like candy.
Publish date: August 21st 2012
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
This book is creepy. I mean, I'm an adult and I was scared for Lorelei. She is a girl facing a great deal of sadness and guilt. We learn early on that her mother died last year and for some reason, Lorelei feels guilty about this. When a beautiful new school with an amazing playground suddenly app...
I was looking for light, fun read. And it delivered. Although I couldn't help but compare it to Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls which creeped out the hell in me. 3.5 stars
Just because I know Nikki Loftin and think she is adorable in no way influenced this review. I bought the book.What happens when your imaginative child comes home from school and reports that her/his new teacher is a witch who wants to eat all the children? You laugh and tell your child that he/she ...
This book is a retelling of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale. I think that already says a whole lot about the story and what will happen. For a retelling, I have to say it was masterfully done. I didn't know it was a retelling until much more hints were dropped. The witches were scary and manipulati...
Nikki Loftin's The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy is a deliciously creepy middle grade novel. Imparting lessons about friendship, eating well, and believing in yourself, Loftin's debut is sure to find fans among young and old readers alike.I especially enjoyed the bits of The Sinister Sweetn...