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.
Splendid Academy has everything Lorelei could ever want:
- Golden bowls of candy in every desk
- Mouth-watering meals served by waiters
- Optional homework
- And two recess periods a day
But the more time Lorelei spends there, the less splendid the academy seems. 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 the secrets hidden beneath the mountains of syrupy pancakes and heaps of marzipan.
What they discover chills their bones - and might even pick them clean!
'An irresistible contemporary fairy tale. . . . Deliciously scary and satisfying.' Kirkus Reviews
'A mesmerizing read. . . . a fantasy that feels simultaneously classic and new.' Publishers Weekly
'A wickedly intriguing, deliciously eerie read.' New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith