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 long-standing debutante society. But white gloves and silk gowns are a far cry from the vintage t-shirts and torn jeans shorts she's used to.
Alex is the first in decades to question the Magnolia League's intentions, yet even she becomes entangled in their 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 discovers secrets-some deadly-hidden beneath the glossy Southern veneer.
New York Times bestselling author Katie Crouch's poignant and humorous voice shines in this enchanting and mysterious story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city.
Praise for TheMagnolia League: "[T]he author evokes an atmospheric Southern setting while taking readers through Alex's discovery of, seduction by, and repulsion to the League's dark secrets to beauty, wealth, and power... dreadlocked Alex is a funny, likable, and stubborn outsider, and the cliffhanger ending should leave fans of romantic fantasy eager for more."
"[T]his one will please current fans of the genre; expect sequels."
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.
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'.