The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin

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Spooky twists and soaring prose make this foodie update on Hansel and Gretel an unforgettable must-read.

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.
 

About Nikki Loftin

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Nikki Loftin (www.nikkiloftin.com) is a writer and native Texan who lives just outside Austin, Texas, with her two boys, two dogs, nine chickens, and one very patient husband. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy is her first novel.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Razorbill. 305 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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In clear, accessible prose with a sense of immediacy, Loftin smoothly melds Lorelei’s conviction that she’s “done something unforgivably evil” with the deadly danger hovering at school.

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Good thing a shiny new school popped up over the weekend, and it’s awesome: there are all-you-can-eat meals, endless bowls of candy on the desks, a playground to die for—and students only attend classes when they want.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sinister Sweetness of Spl...

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She was a little hard to connect with at certain points – especially in the beginning, but I was rooting her on and cheering for her throughout all of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy.

Aug 21 2012 | Read Full Review of The Sinister Sweetness of Spl...

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