The rules of magic by Alice Hoffman
What’s it about?
This novel centers around the Owens family. The Owens have been plagued by a curse since the 1600's. The curse makes falling in love catastrophic for all involved. It is now present day New York City , the 1960's, and the Owens family still must deal with it's past.
What did it make me think about?
This was just a fun book about love, family, and witchcraft.
Should I read it?
This book is a prequel to Alice Hoffman‘s “Practical Magic”. I was concerned that I would not enjoy it because I had not read her previous book. No worries- this book stands on its own. It was not my favorite Alice Hoffman book, but she is such a interesting writer that her stories always pull me in.
“ Life is short, it was over in an instant, but some things lasted. Hate and love, kindness and cruelty, all lingered and, in their case, all Had been passed on.”
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Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
The Golem and the Jinni by Helena Wecker
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!