By Katie Crouch
While her free-spirited mom dies in a sad twist of fate, sixteen-year-old Alexandria Lee is pressured to go away her West Coast domestic and circulate in with a prosperous grandmother she's by no means recognized in Savannah, Georgia. through start, Alex is a rightful if unwilling member of the Magnolia League-Savannah's long-standing debutante society. yet white gloves and silk robes are a much cry from the classic t-shirts and torn denims shorts she's used to.
Alex is the 1st in many years to query the Magnolia League's intentions, but even she turns into entangled of their seductive global. The participants get pleasure from early life, attractiveness and power...but at what price? As Alex discovers a pact among the Magnolias and the Buzzards, a mythical hoodoo kinfolk, she discovers secrets-some deadly-hidden underneath the sleek Southern veneer.
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When he didn’t answer, I finally glanced at the culprit. There he was. Tall, lanky. About nineteen or twenty. Arms swinging like loose ropes. “Sorry,” he said, grinning. But obviously he wasn’t sorry, because the next thing he did was reach in and grab another carrot. And my heart? It flipped out. It would be a huge understatement to say that my mother’s absence had left a cavernous hole in my life. In fact, even on that day of the carrots, I’d awoken to a wet pillow. I cried so much I didn’t even know when I was crying anymore.
She stares at me with disgust. ” I ask. She gives one petulant meow and slinks away. So the house is empty—meaning that right now is the perfect time for trying to find out more about my grandmother and this hellacious place. Not that I haven’t already searched the entire house. My grandmother, though, must have known that as a curious teenager with bad manners I would do exactly that, because the most incriminating things I could find were some photos of her as a debutante. No pictures of Mom, no family photos.
My grandmother calls out, prompting her housekeeper to appear a moment later. Josie walks with a limp and looks much too old to be keeping anyone’s house. She’s really nice but certainly gets no points in assisting me in my attempts to eat healthily. She puts bacon in all the vegetables and offers me pie whenever I turn around. I’m pretty sure I saw her feed lard to the cat. “Sweet tea for the girls,” my grandmother says. ” “Always,” Madison says. “Just bring out something light, Josie. Do we have any of those cheese straws left over from Sunday?