The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy: First Edition

The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy: First Edition

by Nikki Loftin


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ISBN-13: 9781595145086
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Loftin 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.

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"A wickedly intriguing, deliciously eerie read." —New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith

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"An irresistible contemporary fairy tale. . . . Deliciously scary and satisfying."—Kirkus

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The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy: First Edition 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and once i started reading i just couldnt put it down. The main character is lorelei. Her past haunts her a she feels that she is responsible for her mothers death. She now has a new stopmom who she cant stand. When her school burns down she goes to a new school called splendid academy. But this school is like no other. The teacher encourages eating junk food. There are bowls of candy on every desk that never seem to get empty. There are two meals a day and two snacks with gourmet food that no one can ever stop eating no matter how much theyve already eaten. Lorelei and her new friend andrew are the only ones who resist the hunger. They know it wont take long for the teacher to catch on that theyre not eating. Meanwhile the seemingly kind principle reminds her of her own mother. They know something is wrong at splendid academy but the more they find out the less they want to know. This is a suspenseful, magical tale and definitely a must read.
ShannonODonnell More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story that artfully combines elements of Hansel & Gretel with dashes of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman's Coraline. I believe younger middle grade readers will love this story, while some of the older or more advanced readers will find it a bit less riveting. My eight-year-old daughter LOVED it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt as though it was to rushed in some points. Nikki has a great plot, but not enough build up. The characters didn't really give off feelings, and instead of the normal "takes time for the main character to figure out the bad guys, they do it by themselves, and it's an awesome turning point in the story", the heroine is told that the teachers are evil right off the bat. The story doesn't really have a lot of layers, or an ending that ties up the story coughlikerickriordancough. She could have done a lot of stuff to enhance the story, but she left those out. I also felt as though she should have described the locations and the stuff that happens. The characters didn't really have a lot of depth either. I really don't recommend this book; sorry, Nikki.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, but I feel like it is a little boring compared to other mystery books or compared to Harry Potter!,! Which is my all-time favorite mystery novels!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooooo good and sooooooooo cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reas it fir a bookclub and met the author and got tk ask her ssome questions, a really good story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago