Summary from Goodreads:
“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 the League or Savannah, where there’s no problem that can’t be fixed with a cup of Swamp Brew tea — served in a bone china cup, of course — and no boy who can’t be won over with a Conjure Up a New Love spell.
But when danger lurks and family secrets are unearthed, Hayes discovers that her life may not be charmed after all.
Don’t miss the second novel in Katie Crouch’s enchanting and mysterious Magnolia League series.”
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. (I also enjoy redemption stories, and I’m pretty sure that’s what the next book in this series will be.)
There will be at least one more novel and I do look forward to reading it. These are total guilty pleasures. There was an interview with the author last year where she said (and I’m paraphrasing) that it’s easy to write YA because you just do action and not worry about nuance. You can definitely tell that is her opinion in these books (Hayes and Alexandria’s narratives both sound similar and sometimes I had to flip to see who was talking) but it’s definitely entertaining. I wouldn’t expect a lifechanging story but it’ll give you a fun few hours.