Publish Date: May 3, 2011
Origins: From Publisher for Review
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Synopsis: When her free-spirited mother dies in a tragic accident, sixteen-year old Alexandria Lee is forced to leave her West Coast home and move in with a wealthy grandmother she's never known in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful if unwilling member of the Magnolia League - Savannah's longstanding debutante society. But white gloves and silk gowns are a far cry from the vintage T-shirts and torn jean shorts she's used to.
Alex is the first in decades to question the Magnolia League's intentions, yet even she becomes entangled in its seductive world. The members enjoy youth, beauty, and power...but at what cost? As Alex discovers a pact between the Magnolias and the Buzzards, a legendary hoodoo family, she unearths secrets - some deadly - hidden beneath the glossy Southern veneer.
Review: Alex Lee is a hippie - dreadlocks and all. When her mother is killed in an accident, she is shipped off to live with her grandmother in Georgia. Who is also the head and founder of the Magnolia League - an unusual social club. Founded on revenge and fueled by magic, the Magnolias keep many secrets from the world and from each other. Alex makes her own impression on and of the Magnolia League and the more she learns about them, the less she really knows.
I really enjoyed this book - the story digs in deep and don't let go. Everyone is hiding something and what you find out is just scratching the surface. I can't wait to see what happens next! I also want to learn a lot more about Sina and The Buzzard family.
Magnolia League series: The Magnolia League (1), The White Glove War (2)