The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy: First Edition

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 4n/a4.056194
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.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published on January 16, 2014 by Razorbill
ISBN-10: 1595146288
ISBN-13: 9781595146281
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  • lalareads2
    lalareads2Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:53 am
    THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY BOOK REVIEW BY GRACE ISESELE The sinister sweetness of splendid academy is a beautiful book about three witches who open an academy to feast on the children that attend. When eleven year old Loreli finds out the secrets inside the school, it`s up to her to stop the witches and save the children. I loved the book with all my heart, the plot made me more and more curious as I continued reading. The book taught me that nothing is ever as it seems. It showed me that you should always wonder, let your imagination spark and grow till it`s so strong you can`t even stop it. Anyone who wants to read a book about fantasy, witches and bravery should definitely consider reading this book.
    • bffquinn03
      bffquinn03Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm55 stars
      I meant This book is an amazing book. It starts out kinda loser but when you read more it rocks. Here is a summary of the book so far. This story is about a girl Loreli and a boy named Andrew they found out some adults in the school are witches
      • quinn03
        quinn03Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm
        I will ask my friend to lend me this one after she's done reading it. It looks interesting.