THE MAGNOLIA LEAGUE
Magic, thrills, romance, drugs and potions litter this fast-paced tale. Though readers may be initially confused as to its time period, all soon becomes clear as readers race toward the cliffhanger ending.
Alex Lee grew up on a communal farm, which specialized in growing pot. But when her mother dies, she must move to Savannah, where she learns of her true identity as a member of The Magnolia League, a high society group which reached its echelon thanks to voodoo. Now, with the whole town watching, Alex must change from a hippie to a fashonista, or be doomed to the same fate as her mother. But when will all the spells and curses be enough? Will she realize that being perfect isn’t all it looks like before it is too late? (POPPY, May, 348 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780316078498, HC, 15 & Up)