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The White Glove War


The White Glove War is the second Magnolia League book, a paranormal series, written by Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix.

As this is the second book in a series, you know what I’m going to say don’t you? If you haven’t read The Magnolia League, you should not read this review as it will contain inevitable spoilers. You can check out my review of The Magnolia League here instead.

Now, if you HAVE read The Magnolia League, feel free to continue reading…

Being a member of Savannah’s Magnolia League has never been so dangerous.

The beauty, money, popularity of its youngest members might look envy-worthy, but those spells, potions, and conjures from the Buzzard family come with a price.

When Hayes, one of the nicest girls in the Magnolia League who struggles to meet expectations of her bossy grandmother and boozy mom, starts to be followed by something – something that feels inherently evil – she realizes that magic can’t fix everything. She’s in danger.

They all are.

Meanwhile, Alexandria, the California transplant, is trying desperately to free her mother’s trapped spirit – and in doing so has to pretend to be THE Magnolia. Planning parties, dressing in her grandmother’s preference of clothing, and acting all-together not like herself is a small price to pay to help her Mom.

But every time to sees Thad she remembers how much she’s already lost because of it.

As dark magic sweeps through their lives, can the youngest members of the Magnolia League find the strength to save their families… and themselves?

I very much liked The Magnolia League – there was a distinctly Southern tone to the magic and mayhem that I found unique. Here in The White Glove War that tone is continued.

Sadly I didn’t have time to reread the first book, but thankfully the authors of the sequel saw fit to provide a bit of a refresher early on.

The White Glove War is a worthy sequel, upping the drama as the snobby, relatively frightening, threatening Southern matriarchs wreak havoc on the lives of the younger generation. This is a book that is non-stop in its plot full of intrigue and magic. A great sequel!

We’ve got backstabbing, family rivalries, forced social niceties and a hefty helping of hoodoo/voodoo to make for a sudsy soap mixed with the supernatural. It’s creepy and full to the brim with mysteries both familiar and paranormal!

I found it to be suspenseful, scary, and successful at keeping me on my toes. The White Glove War left me wanting more. There’s something to be said about a book that is plain fun and easy to read – and that’s what you get with The White Glove War.

I can’t wait to read more of this addictive series!

*I received a review copy of The White Glove War from Hachette Book Group. Their generosity in no way influenced, nor sought to influence, my opinion of the novel.

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