Monday, August 1, 2011
Review: The Magnolia League
Author: Katie Crouch
Release Date: May 3, 2011
My Rating: 3/5
From Goodreads: After the death of her free-spirited mother, sixteen-year-old Alex Lee must leave her home in northern California to live with her wealthy grandmother in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful, if unwilling, member of the Magnolia League, Savannah's long-standing debutante society. She quickly discovers that the Magnolias have made a pact with a legendary hoodoo family, the Buzzards. The Magnolias enjoy youth, beauty and power. But at what price?
As in her popular adult novels, Crouch's poignant and humorous voice shines in this seductively atmospheric story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city.
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book. It definitely held my interest, and I sometimes couldn't turn the page fast enough. The premise of the story was interesting. I did find Alex to be naive and annoying at times, but I had to remind myself that she was young and raised much differently than her new peers in Savannah. When I began reading, I didn't realize The Magnolia League was the first book of a series. I found myself at the end of the book with tons of unanswered questions. Checking Goodreads reassured me that there would be another book, and I felt a little better about it. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series.