Finally finished Book 2 in the Practical Magic series. Since I already read book 3 it‘s onto Book 4 and final in the series .. if you like witches .. you will love this series!!
I always enjoy books from Hoffman, but this one wasn‘t on the top of my list. Interesting narrative that weaves between character development, lessons of magic and the actual storyline. The book does a great job of giving the reader glimpses of history, love, family, and the inner wickedness we all must navigate. Using your powers to help or hurt in order to achieve what you want, very intriguing overall!
Read my review: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2022/11/the-rules-of-magic-alice-hoffman-48.html
This was such an interesting exploration of how Franny and Jet came to be the Aunts we know in “Practical Magic.” Heartbreaking at every turn, yet still sweet and life-affirming. The inclusion of Dickenson‘s quote “unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality” feels especially poignant.
Finally picked this book up and so happy that I did. I had been putting off reading my first Hoffman book, but I finally read something by her! I was hooked from the beginning and loved the creation of the mysterious ethos surrounding the Owen's family. I know that this is technically the second book published in the series, but I didn't mind reading it first given that it is a prequel to book 1. I am looking forward to the next book.
I was really into this at first, but unfortunately the dreamlike writing style really started to drag. I felt like I was being told what to think and how to feel—which is a sure way to keep me detached from the narrative. I also thought the characters‘ reactions to the curse were nonsensical.
I finished my chronological reread of this series last week with Practical Magic on Saturday. However the Rules of Magic remains my favorite of the series — I think because Franny and Jet‘s stories resonate the most with my own past experiences figuring out who I am and what I want.
We spent Halloween evening handing out candy and watching the movie Practical Magic 🖤✨🔮
Practical Magic was my October #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
My latest sewing project is a witchy #booksleeve with ghosts haunting the inside.
Bk32 of #LittensDressedInBlood Bk10 of #OutstandingOctober & Bk13 of #Scarathlon2021 #Screamathon #SpookoweenReadathon #Wickedathon #HalloweenReadathon #Panspookathon #ItsBritneyBingoWitch #BookishBingo #ChapterBreakBingo #OutOfComfortZoneBingo #VampathonBingo #PickYourPoison #Pageathon #BookspinBingo #ReadItAgainSam #HistoricalFiction #PennyPerPage is done.The prequel to Practical Magic,it tells the Aunts story in 60s NYC. 1,725pts #TeamSlaughter
Trying to decide between these three books for my next #Scarathlon2021 #Screamathon #OutstandingOctober read but I can‘t make up my mind! I‘ve just finished the last two Merry Gentry books(posts upcoming)and need something different but just as readable. Magic, Vampires or Murder?🤔 1pt #TeamSlaughter
I didn‘t love this one as much as Magic Lessons, but it was a very sweet book nonetheless. I loved the time period and getting to experience the journey through life and love of Franny, Jet, and Vincent, as they try to circumvent the magic curse established by their ancestor, Maria Owens.
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I loved this story about Frances, Jet, and Vincent growing up in N.Y.C. on the cusp of the 1960s and spending time in Massachusetts with an aunt whose presence would help to alter their lives and become who they were really meant to be. This book made me feel a bit melancholic and thoughtful, but in a good way knowing that life is short and how even small decisions can change lives. A really beautiful story that I can tell will linger for awhile.
This is the story of Frannie and Jet the Aunts from Practical Magic. It was a really fantastic and at times heartbreaking story. I loved it 😻
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I really enjoyed this prequel to Practical Magic about the Aunts. It was great getting a deeper glimpse into the Owens family and the events surrounding their curse and how the sisters and their brother work to try and outwit the curse. #BookSpinBingo #AuthorAMonth
The irresistible story of the Owens family, who for many generations, were blessed/cursed with magic. The colorful 1960s is the setting that begins the novel—the Owens‘ siblings‘ mom Susanna forbids any foray into dark arts, but.....
Amazing, wonderful, compelling book!
I adored this book, my first Alice Hoffman book, and of course now I have to read Practical Magic (& see the movie?). Siblings Franny, Jet, and Vincent learn they are witches, and about the rules of magic as they grow up in in NYC and Massachusetts during the turbulent 1960s and 70s. We follow their lives and tragedies—and adoringly, their familiars. Easily my fave #authoramonth book so far this year. @Soubhiville
Can I say I LOVED this one?? Super pick from me. 5 🌟 maybe due in part to how disappointed I was by the audiobook of Practical Magic. I didn‘t have the highest of expectations for this prequel but it ended up being a perfect origin story. The plot never got dull. The characters were well written, everything flowed seamlessly and tied beautifully into the next part with which I‘m already so familiar. I can‘t wait to dig into the next one.
Y‘all, I have three Alice Hoffman books I‘ve never read, and I know I‘ll only get to one for next month‘s #authoramonth
I‘d love to hear anyone‘s opinion about which to read to introduce me to this author. Thanks!
In need of a bit of sparkle ✨ and magic 🪄this Sunday.
I was hesitant going into this because of somewhat mixed reviews and my love for PM. That said, I was glad I finally chose it- I really always loved Franny and Jet and prequels are always interesting! I'm not in love with Vincent's storyline, I expected something more shocking?
I love the backdrop of the 60s and war. More magic would have been more fun. Oh well, the remedy for love is to love more. The remedy for magic ..more magic! Haha