The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy



By Nikki Loftin Published by Razorbill ISBN: 978-1595146281 Age Range 8-12 years

When Lorelei’s old school mysteriously burns down, a new one appears practically overnight: Splendid Academy. Rock-climbing walls on the playground and golden bowls of candy on every desk? Gourmet meals in the cafeteria, served by waiters? Optional homework and two recess periods a day? It’s every kids’ dream.

But Lorelei and her new friend Andrew are pretty sure it’s too good to be true. Together they uncover a sinister mystery, one with their teacher, the beautiful Ms. Morrigan, at the very center.

Then Andrew disappears. Lorelei has to save him, even if that means facing a past she’d like to forget – and taking on a teacher who’s a real witch.

What Lorelei and Andrew discover chills their bones – and might even pick them clean!

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The slightly sweet and seriously sinister Nikki Loftin loves nothing more than to stuff children’s minds full of creepy, delicious stories. She reads and writes books with magic, mystery, and sometimes even murder-y goodness.

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The banner illustration was created by the frightfully fabulous Kevan J. Atteberry.  The characters are from the picture book I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas!

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