The White Glove War

The White Glove War

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Overview

Money, beauty, power, and love — the youngest members of the Magnolia League have it all. Some may call them lucky, but the truth is they're charmed. Armed with spells, potions, and conjures from the powerful Buzzard family, the Magnolias have bought their luck...at a price.

Ensconced in the League's headquarters on Habersham street, golden girl Hayes Anderson would never dream of leaving Savannah, where there's no problem that can't be solved with a cup of Swamp Brew tea. But when danger lurks and family secrets are unearthed, Hayes learns that magic can't fix everything.

Across town at an old mansion on Forsyth Park, recent California transplant Alexandria Lee is on a quest to free her mother's spirit from a hoodoo spell. As dark magic sweeps through Savannah's historic squares and misty backwaters, will Hayes and Alex have the strength to save the people they love — and themselves?

Katie Crouch's second Magnolia League novel is a beguiling story about family, friendship, and the magical ties that bind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316187497
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Series: Magnolia League Series , #2
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 660,788
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Katie Crouch was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Though trained with her friends as a debutante, she never actually made it to the ball. She is the author of the bestselling books Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Glamour, the Guardian (London), and McSweeney's. She splits her time between San Francisco, California and Edisto Island, South Carolina. The Magnolia League was her young adult debut.

Grady Hendrix's writing can be found in Slate, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine and the upcoming 'Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination.' He and Katie Crouch went to high school together and were voted "Wittiest" in their senior yearbook. They would have preferred 'Most Likely to Succeed'.

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BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
Magic. Lies. And heavy burden all laid on one girl. I admit that this book took me by surprise more than what I thought. I was expecting more catty girl drama, not all THIS! What I enjoyed most about the book is the great plot. Once settled in, Alex falls into her place nicely. She is still trying to solve the mystery of what really happen to her mother as well as play her part. I admit that this girl has her acting on good. She asks right questions. Sneaks around and is doing everything she knows to find the truth. I admire her strength and her ability to go on. There are some major secrets in the end that make your mouth drop. Seriously, I was like," Holy crap, this crazy chick!" There are point of vie switches between Alex and Hayes. These switches flow nicely between each chapter as well as providing good insight on what both characters are feeling and thinking. Hayes is completely different from Alex. I like that as the reader, you can tell you are in someone else's shoes right away. The love interest didn't quite go where I expected it but still the friendship that followed is great. I like that despite what happen between them, they were they for each other. I am hoping that more will happen in their relationship as the series progresses. The White Glove War is much more explosive than the last book.The author presents a great opportunity to show another side of the Magnolia ladies. Dark and deceptive, the Magnolias are much scarier and crazier than what you think. The White Glove War is awesome!
ilikethesebooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of those stories that are just fun to read. There is no real deeper meaning or something that makes you question your ideals, but rather, it is more of an escapist read. It is not perfect, but it is definitely a fun ride, which, if you enjoyed the first, The Magnolia League, there is no way why you shouldn't devour this sequel. The first installment was more of an introduction to the magical world of the Magnolia League. Now that Alex has been inducted, everything is different. Her grandmother expects her to act a certain way, members secretly resent her, and the first anniversary of her mother's death is proving exceptionally difficult. While the first novel followed Alex, this second installment has a deep focus on Hayes. What will she do to get what she wants? Most importantly, what will others do to ensure a future for her? It took me a while to figure out why it is that I enjoy this series so much, but I finally figured it out. It is because while I am reading, I don't feel like I'm reading, I feel like I am watching a T.V Show, episode breaks and all. The story and writing lends itself perfectly to the television show format, sharing similarities with shows like Pretty Little Liars, The Secret Circle and The Lying Game (all of which started out as books). I so vividly see it play out in my head, way more so than usual when I am reading a book. If you are into any of the books I mentioned above, or if you love the television shows as much as I do, I'd strongly recommend you get into this series.
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