In the first Magnolia League novel, readers followed sixteen-year-old Alex Lee as she became initiated into the Magnolia League, Savannah's longstanding debutante society. Members enjoy everlasting youth, beauty and power, but at a cost: there is a pact between the Magnolia League and the Buzzards, a legendary hoodoo family. When Alex discovers that her dead mother's soul is trapped in Savannah, unable to move on to the afterlife, she creates an uneasy alliance with Sina, the one Buzzard who may be able to help.
In The White Glove War, Alex pretends to be the ultimate
Magnolia girl in order to learn the league's secrets -- the more she knows, the
better she'll be able to help free her mother and leave the Magnolias behind.
Meanwhile, golden girl Hayes Anderson, Alex's friend and fellow MG, would never
dream of leaving Savannah, where there's no problem that can't be fixed with a
cup of Swamp Brew tea or a boy who can't be won over with a "Conjure Up a New
Love" spell. But after the murder of a classmate, danger lurks and family
secrets are unearthed, and Hayes learns that magic can't fix everything.
As a dark force sweeps through Savannah's historic squares
and misty backwaters, will Hayes and Alex have the strength to save the people
they love -- and themselves?
"For the reader who likes books with magic, intrigue, and romance, this book will be a must-read."
"In the second installment of the Magnolia League series, the stakes are higher, the drama more palpable and the hoodoo even hairier... This creepy, cliffhanging thrill ride will still delight Magnolia League fans and leave them desperate for the next episode."
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'.