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The White Glove War

(Magnolia League #2)

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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  834 ratings  ·  104 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, 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
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Poppy (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nasty Lady MJ
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
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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
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Katie
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Oh yeah, this is a great one too! (Am I allowed to do this??)
Kelly Hager
Jun 19, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
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Thalia
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Literally Nobody
Shelves: warlocks-witches
Read the review on my blog:
http://thaliasbooks.tumblr.com/post/2...
Jenn
Just upset the third book doesn’t seem to be happening and we are left with a non ending
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
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Brianna
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Marya
Aug 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-fantasy
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 ...more
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 marked it as to-read
Hate the first book .
But love the cover .
god , Why do the worst books have the Best covers ?
JeniReadABook
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: witches, gothic, series

This series confounded me. On the one hand, the premise was great, just really fantastic, and some of the writing was borderline inspired (especially in the first book). There were parts of the writing that honestly reminded me of the Beautiful Creatures books which I think are beautifully written (higher praise from me is nearly impossible to garner). The Garcia books do a spectacular job of transporting you straight back in time with their gothic old world feel and southern charm which can
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Megan
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Victoria Iglesias
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’m just going to say it. This book gave me blue balls.
I was angry, and grossed out with myself for getting so excited, and invested with Magnolia league. WGW felt rushed, and NOTHING made sense. It was messy, and all over the place. Still no believable chemistry with Hot Toddy, and Madison is psychic? I forgot who her grandmother was. I forgot everyone’s grandmothers, because in this book they’re kinda mentioned more than twice.
I can’t believe this book ended the way it did. Someone got paid
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Krista Heit Valentine
I give this somewhere between a 3 and 3.5 stars. I couldn't quite figure out where it fit. It had a lot going on but at times it felt like it moved slowly. It also left the story hanging with the feeling that there will be a final book. If that ends up being the case, the book was good enough that I would be willing to finish out the series.

The series was told from both Hayes and Alex POV with sometimes an outside POV thrown in to give a full view of other parts at play in the story.
Jane Pettitt
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An magical story. Witchcraft speculative meanness
Tabitha Davis
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book :) I am so disappointed that there is not a third :( great setting, characters and drama.
May
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
There isn't a sequel...there's still loose ends! ...more
Michelle
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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Stephanie
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
While I personally enjoyed this series, I realized after reading the books that a lot of people on Goodreads did not enjoy it at all. In fact, the first few reviews I stumbled upon gave it a 1 star. I honestly found that surprisingly. Though it certainly does not warrant a 5 star for either books, I did not find the books to be appalling. In fact, I found them both quite enjoyable with a few exceptions, of course. Also, I’m fairly certain there is supposed to be a third book because the second ...more
Alexa
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
(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
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Lily (WhoLockian)
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
* 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,
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AtenRa
Apr 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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Star
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Michelle Wrona
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Britta
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Shanella
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, fluff-n-stuff
** 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
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Coranne
Oct 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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