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’s 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!
THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY is a modern-day re-imagining of Hansel and Gretel, about a young girl whose seemingly delightful new school hides frightening secrets.
Okay, I would totally be a dragon. Because, seriously — breathing fire, flying, and hoarding gemstones? Awesome. (Not that I have any dragons in my next book. But maybe I’ll write one soon. I think there’s always room on the shelf for more dragon books.)
That’s a hard one! I read a LOT of fantasy, and love so many different authors. I think one of my favorite trilogies has to be Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonsinger/Dragonsong/Dragondrums. I read these when I was a kid, and I still re-read them almost every year.
Hmm. The “what if” comes first, which would be the plot, I suppose. (Although a “what if” for me is more of an initial scenario, not the whole shebang.) But after the initial “what if, I still won’t start writing a new book until the main characters come to me, names and all.
No question: Candyland. With evil witches instead of Queen Frostine and King Candy.