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Description: The Book of Magic : Paperback : Simon & Schuster Ltd : 9781398509979 : 1398509973 : 01 Nov 2022 : The stunning conclusion to the beloved Practical Magic series. The Book Depository The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: VampireGirl74

Rating: 5

Review: I loved this book so much I find I'm quite bereft at having finished it. I will miss these characters from Jet, Franny & Vincent to Sally and Gillian right up to the next generations of Owens introduced in this final chapter. Kylie sets out to break the Owens curse once and for all and save Gideon from death fully prepared to meet the consequences. Sally sets out with Franny et al in tow to find Kylie before she starts something that can't be remedied. Along the way there are betrayals, heartbreak and unexpected happiness as the latest Owens women fight to bring their lost child back from the brink and free themselves of the curse created so many centuries ago by Maria Owens. Stunning and beautifully written I feel it was a very fitting ending to the whole Practical Magic series and I would recommend all four novels for anyone looking to escape into a wonderfully inviting world in this time of unknown pressures.

 

Author: Lucy Pidgeon

Rating: 5

Review: I’d like to thank NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for approving me for an ARC of this book. I started reading the Practical Magic series last year and fell in love with it. Whilst I was excited to see how the story concluded I was also feeling sad that this would be the end of the journey. From following Maria Owen’s original story to seeing Sally and Gillian as grown women, it’s become one of my all time favourites. The Book of Magic focuses on the Owen’s family curse and when the deathwatch beetle comes looking for Jet she sets a plan in motion to break the curse once and for all. Since the second book of the series, Rules of Magic, I have loved the relationship between Fran and Jet as well as their brother Vincent. Whilst we see many sibling relationships throughout the books it’s this one that I love the most. They are deeply connected and it seems that no matter how far they are from each other they are still connected in thoughts and feelings. Ultimately this story is about sacrifice and what the Owen’s family have endured for centuries. Whether they were classed as outcasts, lost loved ones, orphaned or destined to live alone the women of this family have an unspoken bond that see’s them rise above these difficulties and still create a life for themselves. As cheesy as it may sound it is their love for each other that has seen them through and makes them fight to break the curse. The magical remedies, spells and witchyness was back in full force in this addition. The black soap, courage tea and chocolate tipsy cake as well as some other familiar remedies were front and centre. I loved seeing these magical features return as well as learning more about left sided magic. Kylie’s dark and dangerous path was very tense and had me wondering if it was she who would rescue her family from the curse? This was the perfect conclusion to a brilliant series and as I predicted I am now left with an Owen’s family shaped whole in my life. I know all good things must come to an end but I don’t feel ready to say goodbye just yet. This was another that I needed the tissues for as the families journey came to a beautiful end.

 

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