Author: Katie Crouch
After the death of her free-spirited mother, sixteen-year-old Alex Lee must leave her home in northern California to live with her wealthy grandmother in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful, if unwilling, member of the Magnolia League, Savannah's long standing debutante society. She quickly discovers that the Magnolia's have made a pact with the legendary hoodoo family, the Buzzards. The Magnolia's enjoy youth, beauty and power. But at what price?
I very much loved this book! I felt that is was a supernatural book in the most simple element. A debutante society that is obsessed with being at the very top of society by being the most beautiful and wealthiest women in town. The hoodoo family, the Buzzards, make them spells that allow them to stay young and thin no matter what; but that catch is that they only work in Savannah. Once they have been officially initiated into the Magnolia League, they are not allowed to leave Savannah at all.
Since this is the first book in the series, Crouch does not go into the most sinister effects of the initiation although she implies that they pretty much sell their souls either to the devil or to this hoodoo family. And there is something strange going on with the Buzzard family that has yet to be revealed.
This book kept my attention the entire time and it is obvious that Crouch has an amazing gift of story telling. I cannot wait until the next one comes out!