Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Book Review: The White Glove War
Book 2 in The Magnolia League series
AUTHOR: Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix
GENRE: Witches, southern, urban fantasy, drama
PREMISE: Alex and her sisters get deeper into the drama surrounding the Magnolia League and a old feud passes on to the new generation...
MY REVIEW: Magnolia League was one of my top guilty pleasures last year. Heaven knows, this series has its flaws. Cliches, stereotypes, yada yada. Every complaint you've heard probably has a bit of truth to it. But for me, this series is like the TV show Revenge on ABC which I'm also addicted too despite its flaws (Season 2 is back in a week and a half guys!): it's just FUN. It works because it doesn't take itself seriously.
Plus, I like the characters (Madison is my favorite). They're relateable, they're interesting in their own way, and they're also flawed. One of the best thing about this series is the complicated group dynamics of the Magnolias which is the heart of most of the drama surrounding the girls. It comments on female friendship and all its pitfalls as well as all the good things about it without preaching to you about how you should behave. Plus, the plot itself is vaguely interesting and anyone who says the League meetings aren't entertaining is totally lying to themselves.
This series may not be the best, but it most definitely is entertaining. It's an example of how to do guilty pleasures well without insulting your readers.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that liked Magnolia League, Revenge fans, PLL fans, southern book fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five party dresses designed by Madison