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The Magnolia League (Magnolia League Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Wicked fun

The Magnolia League is Savannah's long-standing debutante society, and Alexandria (Alex) Lee is an unwilling member. After her mother's death, Alex is moved from California to Savannah to live with her grandmother Dorothy, who also happens to be the president of the Mag...
The Magnolia League is Savannah's long-standing debutante society, and Alexandria (Alex) Lee is an unwilling member. After her mother's death, Alex is moved from California to Savannah to live with her grandmother Dorothy, who also happens to be the president of the Magnolia League. Alex's mother, a one-time member of the league, left Savannah to live on a commune. When Alex arrives she is totally out of place. She's pudgy, has dreadlocks and likes to smoke pot. She is everything the Magnolia League is not.

Her grandmother enlists the help of Hayes and Madison, two girls Alex's age and future members of the League, to turn her granddaughter into the debutante she is meant to be. The League goes against everything Alex believes in, and she questions everything about them, but soon she finds herself being sucked in to their seductive world of beauty, wealth and status.

Alex discovers a link between the Magnolia's and the Buzzard family - a family that practices hoodoo magic, and soon she finds herself choosing between her freedom or the Magnolia League. Once you're in, you're in for life.

I was completely sucked into this novel. I read it in a day. The writing is fresh, light and clips along nicely. The novel never seemed to drag, and it seemed that with every chapter a new piece of information was revealed. The ending definitely leaves the reader wanting more, and it's obvious there will be future books focusing on the Magnolia League. Katie Crouch gives us a book that is part "Mean Girls" and part "The Craft" (both movies that I love) with equal parts comedy, coming of age, magic and mystery. I'll be looking forward to the next installment.

posted by OtotheD on April 16, 2011

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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I was very surprised by this book, as I wasn't sure what to expect when I went into it. The basic story idea was interesting, and although it wasn't terribly unique, the author brought something new to it. I've read books before where the story takes place within a se...
I was very surprised by this book, as I wasn't sure what to expect when I went into it. The basic story idea was interesting, and although it wasn't terribly unique, the author brought something new to it. I've read books before where the story takes place within a secret society of some sort, but the idea of mixing a group of Georgia ladies with a family that practices hoodoo was completely new for me. The author gave what was, to me, a very believable reason why these two groups would end up working together.

The author did a good job with characterization for Alex. I have to admit she was one of the most intriguing heroines I've read in a while. What an earthly little thing. I wasn't sure I would like her at first because I don't typically see a heroine with dreadlocks and who doesn't bother to shave, but I really loved this girl. She was real, she was honest. What you see is what you get. I loved her spunk and the fact that she wasn't willing to change for anyone. Until she changed....

Once she gets fully enmeshed in the goings on in Savannah, Georgia, she does end up changing a little of her personality and physical traits, but that was sort of the point. She has to learn from mistakes to grow.

I loved the romance in this story. At first, I wasn't sure it was believable for a guy like him to like a girl like her, until I took it into account that he's used to these overly painted, overly primped girls who have burned him in the past. So he wants someone real, which Alex is.

I was completely shocked by the ending, as I wasn't expecting a sort of cliffhanger into a sequel but I am looking forward to reading it. I can't wait to find out if Alex ruined her chances with "him," and what she does to turn the situation around. The book had just enough suspense to really keep me hanging and interested. The author's pacing was great and I found this to be a very fast and engrossing read.

posted by ReadergirlReviews on May 9, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2011

    Wicked fun

    The Magnolia League is Savannah's long-standing debutante society, and Alexandria (Alex) Lee is an unwilling member. After her mother's death, Alex is moved from California to Savannah to live with her grandmother Dorothy, who also happens to be the president of the Magnolia League. Alex's mother, a one-time member of the league, left Savannah to live on a commune. When Alex arrives she is totally out of place. She's pudgy, has dreadlocks and likes to smoke pot. She is everything the Magnolia League is not.

    Her grandmother enlists the help of Hayes and Madison, two girls Alex's age and future members of the League, to turn her granddaughter into the debutante she is meant to be. The League goes against everything Alex believes in, and she questions everything about them, but soon she finds herself being sucked in to their seductive world of beauty, wealth and status.

    Alex discovers a link between the Magnolia's and the Buzzard family - a family that practices hoodoo magic, and soon she finds herself choosing between her freedom or the Magnolia League. Once you're in, you're in for life.

    I was completely sucked into this novel. I read it in a day. The writing is fresh, light and clips along nicely. The novel never seemed to drag, and it seemed that with every chapter a new piece of information was revealed. The ending definitely leaves the reader wanting more, and it's obvious there will be future books focusing on the Magnolia League. Katie Crouch gives us a book that is part "Mean Girls" and part "The Craft" (both movies that I love) with equal parts comedy, coming of age, magic and mystery. I'll be looking forward to the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Cool book

    Disturbing at parts for a 10 year old, but really good. Uses some bad words

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Awsome story

    It was a great book and i finished it within hours of starting it but it leads you to think it will end differently than it does. I think the story is good but the ending sucks.

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  • Posted May 26, 2011

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    Good book

    What really got me about this book was the plot. I fell into with ease and enjoyed the trickery that The Magonlia League does. I have to admit that the plot twist is amazing! I would have never thought it be what it be, but I like it a lot.

    The main character Alex is like no other. She doesn't fit into the crowd and doesn't do what everyone else does. She follows her own beat. When she first came to Savannah, Georgia, she completely changed their world. I loved that she was so unique and different. It made for a great storyline.

    The characters on the other hands were rough and out there. The things the girls did, where, WOAH! I was shocked by some of the things they did and how they did it. I like that the plot had a great twist with the characters. At first you thought since they were minor characters they don't play a big role, but boy did they ever! I knew something was up. The hoodoo, magic stuff was cool. I like the whole idea of it. I am glad to read something that is new in a book.

    The ending with the cliffhanger was awesome! I absolutely adored the way is all turn out in the in! I can only wish to know what happens next. This is a really fun book to read that will leave you hanging by all the plot twist!

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

    Wow! A surprisingly good choice

    I bought this book in a whim, but I was pleasantly surprised. Sure to be wildly popular... very good. An original heroine, intruiging plot, and page-turning writing. I couldn't believe it when it was the end! Hoping for a sequel. I highly reccomend this book. For fans of: pretty little liars, etc. Note: readers must be willing to accept pudgy, dreadlocked, pot smoking main character. Ha!

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