“The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy” by Nikki Loftin is an awesome book that made me bummed when it was over.
“The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy” by Nikki Loftin is an awesome book that made me bummed when it was over. I loved the way that Nikki kept the suspense and evil going until the very last minute.
The Sinister Sweetness is about a girl named Lorelei whose school burned down, so she has to go to a new one. Just when Lorelei’s evil stepmonster, Molly, decides to drive Lorelei and her brother, Bryan, all the way across the state to get them to school, a brand-new charter school shows up from the dust. Sooner rather than later, Molly and Lorelei’s dad decide to send them there.
On Lorelei’s first day at the wonderful, beautiful school everything seems perfect. Until a mysterious boy named Andrew shows up. Andrew shows Lorelei the never-ending candy bowls, the snacks that remake themselves after they are finished, and the waiters that bring out tray after tray after tray of delicious food. Lorelei soon finds out a despicable teacher and music teacher that have truly evil plans. Lorelei thinks that what she does to her mother is evil and murderous, but this is nothing compared to what the teachers do to her. The principal seems very nice, and that is the best thing about this school to Lorelei. Then everything changes.
I truly loved this book. I love the Halloween feel to it, while it isn’t really a scary Halloween book. I think I would recommend this book to kids 9 and up, because this novel gets kind of creepy toward the end.