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Description: The Rules of Magic : Paperback : Simon & Schuster Ltd : 9781471174995 : : 06 Sep 2018 : The stunning prequel to Alice Hoffman's bestselling and most beloved novel ever, Practical Magic, taking us into the lives of Jet and Frances Owens. The Book Depository The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Lucy Pidgeon

Rating: 5

Review: For those of you that are regular followers of my blog you will know that I love a witchy read. Luckily a few of my friends in my book club also love these types of books so we decided to read the Practical Magic series together. We all loved the first book of the series, Magic Lessons, and were keen to start the next one. Whilst I had this as an eBook I opted for the audio. I flew through this book and literally could not stop listening. Prior to starting this series the only knowledge I had was based on the film version of practical magic. When I realised that this was about the two crazy aunts from the film I could not wait to find out more about their past. The story follows the three siblings, Franny, Jet and Vincent as they navigate into adult life. As children they were forbidden to use magic and their mother tried to treat them as normal children but they all knew that they were different to everyone else. When they suffer a tragic loss the siblings are forced to face adulthood alone and they use this opportunity to embrace their talents. Franny is the most sensible of the three and I feel that she sacrificed the most. She had a tough exterior but she felt every loss and every pain of her siblings. If it wasn’t for her I honestly don’t know what Jet and Vincent would of done. Franny’s relationship with April and Isabel was very interesting and an added bonus to the story. Jet was the most emotional of the three and definitely wore her heart on her sleeve. She lost so much so early on and I felt that she never recovered. Her story was the most heart breaking of all but I did like how quiet she was with some of her actions. Last but by no means least is Vincent, the most outgoing of the three and perhaps the naughtiest? Vincent wasn’t shy about who he was and early on, he was very curious of his families past. He was also the bravest of them all and decided to take the curse at face value. I loved his story and how it ended especially the link with April. As I’ve come to expect from Alice Hoffman, this story was littered with remedies and concoctions that I couldn’t get enough of. I was fascinated with the different herbs they used and hope it continues in the next two books. Another fantastic story that has made me even more excited to continue!

 

Author: Ruth Bernstein

Rating: 2

Review: Sorry readers, but having just read Magic Lessons by the same author I was really looking forward to continuing the series, this book seemed to have been written by a different author. It is far from the former's absorbing read being quite mechanical in its writing, and to me became a book I couldn't wait to put down. What a shame......

 

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