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The Rules of Magic

The Rules of Magic

Written by Alice Hoffman

Narrated by Marin Ireland


The Rules of Magic

Written by Alice Hoffman

Narrated by Marin Ireland

ratings:
4.5/5 (429 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Oct 10, 2017
ISBN:
9781508238287
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, 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. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.

The 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 legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.
Released:
Oct 10, 2017
ISBN:
9781508238287
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Alice Hoffman was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. She wrote her first novel, Property Of, while studying creative writing at Stanford University, and since then has published more than thirty books for readers of all ages, including the recent New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Extraordinary Things and The Dovekeepers. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, have been made into films, and Here on Earth was an Oprah’s Book Club choice. All told, Hoffman’s work has been published in more than twenty languages and one hundred foreign editions. She lives outside of Boston.



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  • (5/5)
    Beautiful, magical, family. Feeling like a hug. Read it
  • (2/5)
    Cliche and repetition and terrrrrrrible , utterly inconsistent character development
  • (2/5)
    I would have loved this book as a young teenager.
  • (5/5)
    This was a beautiful, cozy book with tons of witchy things. I love the importance of family and how much the main characters were forced to grow. I loved seeing their lives progress. I think this book has the potential to touch many people. I also loved all those witchy home remedies... I am now rinsing my hair with Rosemary!
  • (5/5)
    This is my new favorite book! So moving. If you liked Practical Magic you’ll love The RULES OF MAGIC. I’m going to miss all the great characters. As soon as I’m done with this review I’m going to look for my next Alice Hoffman book. If you love magic and love this book is for you.
  • (3/5)
    Interesting characters and a promising beginning. However it was ultimately quite unfulfilling. I took a month long break in the middle of the story because the plot wavered all over the place. I could tell nothing grand was going to come/be resolved/happen at the end of the story. My hunch was correct.