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.
This was a quick, quirky read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Alex starts out an overweight, snarky teen who has just lost her mother. However, once her grandmother gets her hooks into her, she uses hoodoo to lose the weight and is transformed into a vapid, shallow, mean-spirited girl. This shows that messing with the dark arts can cause you to lose the very light in your soul.
Throughout the story, we see a power struggle between good and evil. Which side will Alex eventually chose? You will just have to read and find out.
The way the story ends leads up to there being another story. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long!
This book is being released on May 3rd. Make sure to pick up a copy.
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