The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic

Find your magicFor 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 r...

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The Rules of Magic Reviews

  • Angela M
    If you don't read this book because you don't believe in witches or in magic, you would truly be missing out on a wonderful story that is about so much more. If you don't read this book because you haven't read Practical Magic, the book to which this is a prequel, you'd be missing out . I haven't re...
  • Susanne Strong
    5 Crazy, Dazzling & Reckless Stars! "The Rules of Magic" is a Mystical, Whimsical, Fantastical and Heartbreaking Novel about the Owen family. Siblings, Franny, Jet and Vincent, who are given simple, yet strange rules by their mother Susanna: no walking in moonlight, no wearing black, no wearing red ...
  • Elyse Walters
    It's FANTASTIC!!!!! "The Rules of Magic", is such a wonderful world to visit. Most people avoided the Owens family believing any entanglement with them would taint not only their present but their future as well. It was said that some family members could place a single horse hair into a pan of wate...
  • PorshaJo
    Rating 4.5 (Release date 10-10-17)Magical! Enough said, end review. Seriously, I loved this book. I got an email one day asking if I was wanted to read this new book by Alice Hoffman. I didn't even think, I just replied YES!The Rules of Magic is the 'prequel' to Hoffman's huge selling book and movie...
  • Larry H
    How much did I love this book? I cannot even count the ways.Franny, Bridget (Jet), and Vincent Owens are siblings growing up in New York City in the late 1950s and early 1960s, raised by no-nonsense parents who discourage their children from exploring their uniqueness. Their mother Susanna knows th...
  • Debbie
    Woo-woo here, woo-woo there. Here a witch, there a witch, everywhere a witch witch....Sadly, I couldn't finish this one. I never should have requested it, knowing that magical realism isn't my thing. Reading it has been torture, so I'm stopping right now, a quarter of the way through. Life is too sh...
  • Will Byrnes
    It was clear from the start that they were not like other children, therefore Susanna felt she had no choice but to set down rules. No walking in the moonlight, no Ouija boards, no candles, no red shoes, no wearing black, no going shoeless, no amulets, no night-blooming flowers, no reading novels a...
  • Brina
    The Rules of Magic was the October 2017 fiction group read in the goodreads group reading for pleasure. After a two month delay, my library had the book for me, and I was all too happy to read it before the end of the year. Last month, I read Isabel Allende's new book and it left a sour taste in my ...
  • Julie
    The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a 2017 is a Simon & Schuster publication. Those eccentric aunts from “Practical Magic”? Just what is their backstory anyway? I was so excited when I heard this book was going to be a prequel to ‘Practical Magic’. Finally, we learn the histor...

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