The Rules of Magic The Rules of Magic
Book 0.2 - The Practical Magic Series

The Rules of Magic

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic.

Find your magic.

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

Hundreds 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 unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.

From 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 uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the 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 memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy.

Alice Hoffman delivers “fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle” (The New York Times Book Review) in a story how the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is “irresistible…the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages, savoring your final moments with the characters” (USA TODAY, 4/4 stars).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
October 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
13.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Pajeot ,

Witches are Good

Ultimately, there was a great deal to like about this novel even though most of the storyline was transparent from the onset. I appreciated the messaging throughout, tying witches, human sexuality, women’s issues and the Vietnam war together in some unlikely but creative ways. Though outcomes were almost always predictable I still enjoyed the love stories within and the positive resolution of many of the principal issues of the book. Not a compelling page turner but an interesting read nonetheless.

drstan13 ,

Why only four stars

Someone once said that all great love stories end in tragedy, this book is all too full of them.

Mauri in Paradise Valley ,

Charming

If you enjoy magic and witchcraft in the most charming way you’ll love this series.

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