[epub] The Rules of Magic ✓ Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman ¶ 5 review

Rismatic Vincent who began looking for trouble on the day he could walkFrom the start Susanna sets down rules for her children No walking in the moonlight no red shoes no wearing black no cats no crows no candles no books about magic And most importantly never ever fall in love But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong they. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a 2017 is a Simon Schuster publication Those eccentric aunts from Practical Magic Just what is their backstory anyway I was so excited when I heard this book was going to be a preuel to Practical Magic Finally we learn the history behind the infamous curse that plagues the Owens women and discover the legacy behind the love potions and herbs and the complicated emotions swirling around Frances and Jet I usually try to reserve my enthusiasm when a seuel or preuel is released for a popular book or movie especially with such a lengthy time gap in between but when one stellar review after another began pouring in for this book I threw caution to the wind and allowed myself some giddiness Still I was surprised by exactly how much I enjoyed this book I don t read much magic realism these days so from that perspective this was a nice departure from the psych thrillers and nonfiction that has somehow begun to dominate my TBR pile recently But it was than just that I think I enjoyed the era the story was set in and the historical details surrounding the family drama Of course the one word that is impossible to escape while reading this book is that it is magical and it truly is The dark family saga the events that lead us to Gillian and Sally s story and explains the personalities of the Franny and Jet makes so much sense now Is it possible to uell natural magical skills Is it possible for magic to work without doing harm Can you really fight loveThis is also a coming of age story filled with angst nobleness honor triumphs and tragedy But and this is going to really upset some people because they wouldn t be caught dead reading a love story But true love is at the center of the book its very life force and is at the very heart of everything that transpires So those who view romance novels with high disdain guess what If you read this book and loved it you just read a romantic love story and not just that but an EPIC love story with all its conflicts all its angst all its heartbreak its tenderness anger and frustration You loved all the darkness magic and all the power but love is the most potent and powerful magic of all HA Before reading this book I felt I should touch base with PM take a uick refresher course if you will to try and purge the movie version from my mind just a little I m glad I did that because this book s familiarity was like touching base with characters I had grown to care for However at times the tone was so different I sometimes felt the author had taken liberties with her own book as strange as that may seem but it wasn t necessarily a bad thing Of course the images from the movie version could have been playing havoc with my impressions as well But sometimes I wondered Are these the same aunts I read about in PM Either way this book will completely turn everything you thought you knew on its ear while casting a spell of enchantment over you completely sucking you into the Owens family saga leaving you bewitched and absolutely spellbound So remember Fall in love whenever you can and Know that the only remedy for love is to love 45 stars Putting Out of Your Mind you really fight loveThis is also a coming of age story filled with angst nobleness honor triumphs and tragedy But and this is going to really upset some people because they wouldn t be caught dead reading a love story But true love is at the center of the book its very life force and is at the very heart of everything that transpires So those who view romance novels with high disdain guess what If Under the Knife / Whistleblower you read this book and loved it Warrior Rising (The Esri you just read a romantic love story and not just that but an EPIC love story with all its conflicts all its angst all its heartbreak its tenderness anger and frustration You loved all the darkness magic and all the power but love is the most potent and powerful magic of all HA Before reading this book I felt I should touch base with PM take a uick refresher course if Mistress at a Price you will to try and purge the movie version from my mind just a little I m glad I did that because this book s familiarity was like touching base with characters I had grown to care for However at times the tone was so different I sometimes felt the author had taken liberties with her own book as strange as that may seem but it wasn t necessarily a bad thing Of course the images from the movie version could have been playing havoc with my impressions as well But sometimes I wondered Are these the same aunts I read about in PM Either way this book will completely turn everything The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress you knew on its ear while casting a spell of enchantment over A Millionaire for Cinderella (In Love with the Boss you completely sucking Tame A Wild Stallion you into the Owens family saga leaving Daddy By Choice you bewitched and absolutely spellbound So remember Fall in love whenever Stealing Kisses you can and Know that the only remedy for love is to love 45 stars

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The Rules of Magic

Find your magicFor the Owens family love is a curse that began in 1620 when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong manHundreds of years later in New York City at the cusp of the sixties when the whole world is about to change Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously uniue Difficult Franny with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair shy and beautiful Jet who can read other people’s thoughts and cha. It s FANTASTIC The Rules of Magic is such a wonderful world to visit Most people avoided the Owens family believing any entanglement with them would taint not only their present but their future as well It was said that some family members could place a single horse hair into a pan of water and turn it into a snake Yikes that might scare me away from them too Ha But oh how I loved this family who came from a long line of witches as far back as the year 1620 when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for falling in love with the wrong man The siblings Franny Jet and Vincent are colorful fascinating distinct characters each with special powers gifts personality temperament and charm Aunt Isabelle is a standout too They made me laugh They made me cryFrom Manhattan to Massachusetts to California the storytelling is irresistible filled with magic and imagery many scents throughout wildflowers herbs eucalyptus peppermint trees patchouli chocolate bittersweet scent of almonds curries coffee even bacon etc etc Flowers were everywhere at The Summer of Love gathering in San FranciscoYou ll even visit the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 The grateful dead Janis Joplin the who Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding Music Love Peace Page after page are delightful surprises gorgeous prose I devoured this booktaking away wisdom which brought me back to the magic of our everyday lives but I miss these folks their stories and their rules already Thank You Netgalley Simon Schuster and Alice Hoffman Devoted to Drew your magicFor the Owens family love is a curse that began in 1620 when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong manHundreds of Marriage by Deception year 1620 when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for falling in love with the wrong man The siblings Franny Jet and Vincent are colorful fascinating distinct characters each with special powers gifts personality temperament and charm Aunt Isabelle is a standout too They made me laugh They made me cryFrom Manhattan to Massachusetts to California the storytelling is irresistible filled with magic and imagery many scents throughout wildflowers herbs eucalyptus peppermint trees patchouli chocolate bittersweet scent of almonds curries coffee even bacon etc etc Flowers were everywhere at The Summer of Love gathering in San FranciscoYou ll even visit the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 The grateful dead Janis Joplin the who Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding Music Love Peace Page after page are delightful surprises gorgeous prose I devoured this booktaking away wisdom which brought me back to the magic of our everyday lives but I miss these folks their stories and their rules already Thank You Netgalley Simon Schuster and Alice Hoffman

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Uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curseThe Owens children cannot escape love even if they try just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered and sometimes feared aunts in Practical Magic while Vincent their beloved brother will leave an unexpected legac. Rating 45 Release date 10 10 17Magical Enough said end review Seriously I loved this book I got an email one day asking if I was wanted to read this new book by Alice Hoffman I didn t even think I just replied YESThe Rules of Magic is the preuel to Hoffman s huge selling book and movie Practical Magic Even though this is a preuel I will say thisYou DO NOT have to read Practical Magic before reading this one In Practical Magic the main characters had two aunts that took care of them for a bit They were really not in the book that much Fleeting in and out a few times In the Rules of Magic you learn about the lives of those aunts starting when they were childrenThe Rules of Magic is the story of Franny Jet and their brother Vincent They know they are different from others but not sure why They know their mother rules them and keeps things from them but they are not sure why She urges no walking in the moonlight no red shoes no wearing black no cats no crows no candles no books about magic again they are not told why What they do know is that they can never fall in love Oh there are so many uirky interesting characters in this one I loved hearing about their aunt and so many others I also loved hearing about NYC always a favorite for me and the books they read The Magus Maria Owens diary The Scarlet Letter and You learn how they began to grow and grow into their magical abilities starting with a summer visit to their aunt they knew nothing about I loved the addition into the story the man John Hawthorne John Hawthorne is a real person known for his early and vocal role as one of the leading judges in the Salem witch trials John and his loathing for witches and magic is weaved beautifully into this storyIf you love magical realism this is the perfect read for you If you like to hear about witches and spells this is for you And if you love reading Alice Hoffman then you must simply pick this one up I do have to say this is my favorite book of hers that I have read to date though I do have of hers to read I like how she seems to have a common theme across her books the color red characters with red hair birds mainly black birdscrows and of course loveFinally I did get an advance copy of this via NetGalley Thanks to NetGally Simon Schuster and Alice Hoffman for this early release This does not influence my review in any way I just really enjoyed this one and now must get the print version for a future re read Hold On To Me you learn about the lives of those aunts starting when they were childrenThe Rules of Magic is the story of Franny Jet and their brother Vincent They know they are different from others but not sure why They know their mother rules them and keeps things from them but they are not sure why She urges no walking in the moonlight no red shoes no wearing black no cats no crows no candles no books about magic again they are not told why What they do know is that they can never fall in love Oh there are so many uirky interesting characters in this one I loved hearing about their aunt and so many others I also loved hearing about NYC always a favorite for me and the books they read The Magus Maria Owens diary The Scarlet Letter and You learn how they began to grow and grow into their magical abilities starting with a summer visit to their aunt they knew nothing about I loved the addition into the story the man John Hawthorne John Hawthorne is a real person known for his early and vocal role as one of the leading judges in the Salem witch trials John and his loathing for witches and magic is weaved beautifully into this storyIf Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law you love magical realism this is the perfect read for Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, you If If Wishes Were...Daddies you And if Putting Out of Your Mind you must simply pick this one up I do have to say this is my favorite book of hers that I have read to date though I do have of hers to read I like how she seems to have a common theme across her books the color red characters with red hair birds mainly black birdscrows and of course loveFinally I did get an advance copy of this via NetGalley Thanks to NetGally Simon Schuster and Alice Hoffman for this early release This does not influence my review in any way I just really enjoyed this one and now must get the print version for a future re read


10 thoughts on “The Rules of Magic

  1. says:

    It's FANTASTIC The Rules of Magic is such a wonderful world to visit Most people avoided the Owens family believing any entanglement with them would taint not only their present but their future as well It was said that som

  2. says:

    If you don't read this book because you don't believe in witches or in magic you would truly be missing out on a wonderful story tha

  3. says:

    How much did I love this book? I cannot even count the waysFranny Bridget Jet and Vincent Owens are siblings growing up in New York City in the late 1950s and early 1960s raised by no nonsense parents who discou

  4. says:

    It was clear from the start that they were not like other children therefore Susanna felt she had no choice but to set down rules No walking

  5. says:

    The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a 2017 is a Simon Schuster publication Those eccentric aunts from “Practical Magic”? Just what is their backstory anyway? I was so excited when I heard this book was going to be a preuel to ‘Practical Magic’ Finally we learn the history behind the infamous curse that plagues the Owens

  6. says:

    Woo woo here woo woo there Here a witch there a witch everywhere a witch witchSadly I couldn't finish this one I never should have reu

  7. says:

    5 unmagical but magical anyway magical in the best way stars to The Rules of Magic ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The Rules of Ma

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    5 Crazy Dazzling Reckless Stars The Rules of Magic is a Mystical Whimsical Fantastical and Heartbreaking Novel a

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    Rating 45 Release date 10 10 17Magical Enough said end review Seriously I loved this book I got an email one day asking if I was wanted to read this new book by Alice Hoffman I didn't even think I just replied YESThe Rules of Magic is the 'preuel' to Hoffman's huge selling book and movie Practical Magic Even though this is a preuel I will say thisYou DO NOT have to read Practical Magic before reading this one

  10. says:

    Reading with Retro Chapter Chicks as we get ready for Magic LessonsThe Rules of Magic was the October 2017 fiction group read in the goodreads group reading for pleasure After a two month delay my library had the book for me and I was all too happy to read it before the end of the year Last month I read Isabel Allende's new book and it left

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