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Every society has its secrets.

The members of Savannah's Magnolia League have it all: money, beauty, power, and love. Some may call them lucky, but we know better. Spells, potions, and conjures are a girl's best friends, and thanks to the Buzzards -- a legendary hoodoo family -- the Magnolias never run out of friends.

Golden girl Hayes Anderson would never dream of leaving t...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2012)
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Howdy YAL
Really 1.5 stars

To see full review click here: http://yalbookbriefs.blogspot.com/201...

I read the first one and God was it awful. Which surprised me since Crouch was known for writing literary fiction. So she must know how to write, right? Well, let me say I was shocked and appalled a few months later when this little article came out: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/cu...

Ms. Crouch let me just give you some friendly marketing advice, don't insult your readers. YA fiction is one of the only f...more
Andrea M.
Review for the White Glove War, Magnolia League, by Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix:

*This copy is an ARC received from Goodreads First Reads for free, (won) Thank you!


I have to say: I am genuinely intrigued by this series. I don’t normally like books with an alternating POV between two characters unless it’s really-really-really good, and I have to admit that I actually enjoyed this one. The world of hoodoo magic is beautifully crafted and well written.
Let’s start with the characters. I found...more
Kelly Hager
I love the idea behind this series, where you have the power (through hoodoo) to completely transform your life and that the ease of having the perfect life without necessarily having to work for it could corrupt you. I think it would require an incredibly strong person to be able to have that kind of power without abusing it or being changed by it. The characters in these books are not incredibly strong people.

I'm not sure what it says about me that I enjoy stories about people being corrupted....more
Thalia
Jun 15, 2012 Thalia rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Literally Nobody
Shelves: fynmulgc-fedlrac
Read the review on my blog:
http://thaliasbooks.tumblr.com/post/2...
Katie
May 03, 2012 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Oh yeah, this is a great one too! (Am I allowed to do this??)
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Power is a privilege and the Magnolia League is about to learn the true meaning of friends, family, and loyalty.

Opening Sentence: There is life and there is death, but on the border, where one shades into the other, there is the In Between.

The Review:

Katie Crouch teamed up with Grady Hendrix for the second book in the Magnolia League series, The White Glove War. I was excited to see what was up next for the proper ladies of Savannah. From th...more
Brianna
I really fell in love with the original Magnolia League because I thought Alexandria was an amazing girl who had suffered so much, and now you pile on a secret society with rituals and freaky spells. It made for the perfect mix of mystery and supernatural in my opinion. The White Glove War is still a very worthy successor. The White Glove War lets us see the action from both Alex and Hayes, which is a nice change from The Magnolia League which was only from Alex's view. This also makes it not as...more
Tasha S
Why was this book so freakin' awesome?!?!?! Absolutely loved it!! I am glad that Alex and Thad were able to reconnect I thought they were perfect for each other. Seriously though why would a mother to something like Hayes' mother did to anyone?!?! To pretty much sale your daughter's soul to the devil jut to get her ahead is crazy to me. Hayes and Alex's friendship almost ends because of what Hayes'mother does and thanks to their friend Madison, Hayes sees that it is not Alex that is out to get h...more
Marya
Lots of fluffy fun! Here is a teen fantasy series that tries out super-powered women who are not witches, vampires, werewolves, or zombies. Actually, they aren't anything except rich and networked...to the local hoodoo practitioners whom they pay for spells. Unlike most other Twilight knock-offs (or even Twilight itself), Crouch is taking a stab at exploring the way real American culture works, mixing in both teen cliques and white privilege. I also get the sense that Crouch doesn't take her cha...more
AnQi
Nov 27, 2011 AnQi marked it as to-read
The first book was so original! I mean, who writes these days about hoodoo? It's all vampires and zombies these days. :)

I love this cover a lot better than the previous one. And the cover of the first's ARC was a lot better than this one.
Chelsey Uhrig
I enjoy a book set in one of my favorite places. Who doesn't love the charm of a historic southern city? After visiting, and revisiting Savannah, Georgia, I enjoyed this easy read. A little cheesy, but a lot of fun.
Megan
Nov 10, 2011 Megan marked it as to-read
Hate the first book .
But love the cover .
god , Why do the worst books have the Best covers ?
Alexa
(Review originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

I was very glad to have The White Glove War right on hand as I finished its predecessor, The Magnolia League. I can’t have imagined a better way to go into it, as all the details from the first book were still fresh in my mind. While I was initially worried that it would become a sophomore slump, I actually ended up liking it even more than The Magnolia League.

The setting, of course, was the main thing that drew me to this book - and I’m happy to sa...more
Maggie V
The White Glove War is the sequel to The Magnolia League and I was super excited that I was able to get an ARC (unfortunately life got in the way and I was only now able to read it). However, it was still as engaging and un-put-downable as the first. Switching between Hayes and Alex, readers are able to see into the conflict more as well as past dramas. The novel jumps right in with a few explanations as the story progresses (I wish I had skimmed The Magnolia League before starting this one). Fa...more
Shanella
** Note ** This review will spoil the first book in this series.

At the end of The Magnolia League, Alex finds that her mother is trapped in the In Between and she’s certain that her grandmother is evil so she makes a bargin with Sina to save her mother and destroy the league, declaring a White Glove War.

I was a bit disappointed with this story because, all the things that let me down me in the first book were magnified in this book. Thaddeus seems to care more about a girl he just met a few days...more
Michelle
Review posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

Katie Crouch teamed up with Grady Hendrix for the second book in the Magnolia League series, The White Glove War. I was excited to see what was up next for the proper ladies of Savannah. From the end of The Magnolia League, a lot has happened to our Alexandria “Alex” Lee. She has become a Magnolia, the epitome of prestige high society, along with the expectations and proper etiquette that you could imagine. Alex has struggled to accept the changes and many secr...more
Lily
* Hardcover: 320 pages
* Publisher: Poppy; 1 edition (July 3, 2012)
* ISBN-10: 031618750X
* Author: Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix
* Cover Art: Beautiful!
* Obtained: My personal bookshelf
* Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars

The White Glove War by Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix
Review by Moirae the fates book reviews.

Every society has its secrets.

The members of Savannah's Magnolia League have it all: money, beauty, power, and love. Some may call them lucky, but we know better. Spells, potions,...more
Ellen
I should really learn to look at chapter names. I have an annoying habit of just reading past the chapter titles and in the case of The White Glove War, I was confused for the first few chapters. Once I figured out that the book was in the view of both Alex and Hayes I began to read it without confusion but very slowly. (not a fan of two view books)
It was at the 40%mark that I started to enjoy the book and zipped through it waiting for the next series of events to unravel. The book description d...more
Britta
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 g...more
Coranne (The Best Books Ever)
I think it is important to know that this book is told from two separate view points and narrators. I didn't realize that and was INCREDIBLY confused for the first few chapters- totally my fault, but I thought it would be good to point out. The narration of the story switches between Hayes and Alex (the first book centered around Alex alone). It was interesting to get to read the story from two different girls who played main roles in the story.

I have to say, I was pretty creeped out by this sto...more
Tara
Review originally posted on my blog: http://hobbitsies.net/wordpress/2012/...

So here’s the deal. I liked The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch, but I had a couple of issues with it while reading. But I picked up The White Glove War because I genuinely enjoyed the setting (love Southern settings!) and the concept (a league of rich people dabbling in hoodoo) and I wanted to see where Katie Crouch goes with it.

I have to say, The White Glove War was much better than The Magnolia League. The overall st...more
AtenRa
Like The Magnolia League, The White Glove War didn't fail to disappoint. I would even go out on a limb and say it was better than TMG.

I love the idea behind this series. There isn't a exclusively witch-y YA book out there, filled with spells, hoodoo, voodoo, afterlife, walking dead and all the awesome things that usually are in a book about a witch convent. At least, not that I know of. This time around Crouch took scary and dark to a whole new level, by introducing The Gray Man, a freakish dead...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
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 know...more
Hidalgelis
Name: Hidalgelis Villar
Age: 16 years old

I am so glad I received this arcs by Hip Scouts, so thank you so much.

I have to say that as I was reading this book I was extremely confused at the beginning because I did not read the first book from the series. I have to say that I am a little upset because I did not like this book so much, I sometimes had to stop and read another book because of how lost or slow paced the book was but when it got to the middle it kind of got more exciting. Alex, Hayes,...more
Haley
For this sequel, I’d say I still think the narration is pretty funny. It switched between Hayes and Alex’s perspectives. I love the characters. The southern atmosphere. The hoodoo and voodoo (rather than witchcraft). This series is very unique and different from other paranormal romance series I have read. It’s very fun, and sometimes has a dark edge. There’s a lot of weird vocabulary and phrases that relate to hoodoo or southern sayings. And the ridiculous rituals. I don’t think I’d go along wi...more
Michelle Arrow
After reading The Magnolia League, I couldn't wait to start this one, the first one left us off at a cliff-hanger, I never wanted it to end.

"Don't you see?" she says. "I want your life to be better than mine. That's all any parent wants."

Hayes Anderson is the top-notch Magnolia, she's rich, beautiful, and has the perfect lifestyle. She's never dreamed of leaving Savannah, Georgia, where everything isn't perfect all of the time. Her boyfriend, Jason, doesn't seem to be loving her as much any...more
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
In Savannah, the Magnolia League holds all the cards…or do they? Alex Lee learned something very disturbing at the end of the first book, “The Magnolia League”, and she made a bargain with Sina (the hoodoo woman) she must keep or forfeit the one she loves most. In order to do this, she’s become the consummate Magnolia; hanging off her grandmother’s every word. Alex has had to grow fast in the world of the Magnolias and she has so many burdensome secrets to bear, not all of which are her own. In...more
Peebee
Katie Crouch, please stick to chick lit. Please. I really liked your books Girls In Trucks and Men and Dogs: A Novel -- so much so that I have decided to read everything you write. That appears to have been a mistake. This book has it all: characters that are unlikeable; the unnecessary addition of the supernatural; and a convoluted plot that is impossible to follow if you're trying to keep track of the "rules" that apply to this alternate reality. Maybe the YA market is where it's at these days...more
Krisy
I was skeptical about this books at first, reading the description on the back I was thinking it was going to be the same story as the first book but from Hayes point of view instead. This books shocked me and made me love the series a little more.

I liked how we got a more in-depth look into the world of The Magnolia League and how the Hoodoo has really become intertwined into their everyday lives. It's shocking to see how much of a hold this magic has over them, even down to the very small thin...more
Sasha Enge
I LOVED THIS BOOK
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I write every single day, first by hand and and then typing on my battered Mac. I've been writing all my life, though I didn't really get going on books until I was 29. I had to get fired from a few jobs first.

I received my MFA from Columbia University, and have won fellowships to the MacDowell Colony and the Sewanee Writers Conference. My three year old also recently awarded me the Macaroni Priz...more
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“Don't you see?" she says. "I want your life to be better than mine. That's all any parent wants.” 1 likes
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