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  • Excellent but a little slow

    4
    By doingitwrite
    Such rich character development! Solid pacing most of the book but some parts, in the early years, went painfully slow.
  • Irresistible

    5
    By Originalhubcub
    My favorite books are the ones that pull me in and envelop me in the lives of its characters so I’m thoroughly vested in their fates. I have read other books by this author, including Practical Magic. This effort is her best by far. It’s whimsical at times but has its share of bittersweet, and sometimes gut-wrenching, twists. I really didn’t want it to end.
  • I laughed, I cried.

    5
    By GrzGrl
    I couldn’t put this book down. One of my favorites.
  • Very imaginative

    4
    By kaykaybean13
    Loved the characters and their individual quirks and charms.
  • Marvelous

    5
    By The_Cat_Burglar
    What a terrific book. Magical and pulls at your heartstrings the whole time.
  • A Must Read

    5
    By famorale96
    This book will tear you to pieces. It will break your heart, leave you speechless, and leave you wanting more. Although I felt a great amount of pain, it is a book I will highly recommend. Not a lot of books will make you feel, not a lot of books will make you the power of sadness, magic, and love.
  • Prequel to Practical Magic

    3
    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a prequel to Practical Magic. The Owens family has a long magical heritage, but their family was cursed in 1620. Vincent, Franny and Jet Owens are the children of Susanna and James Owens. Susanna denies her magical heritage and has many rules in place for her children. One day when Franny turns seventeen she receives an invitation from her Aunt Isabelle. They three siblings are invited to Massachusetts for the summer to learn about their heritage and their gifts. Vincent, Franny and Jet set out to escape the family curse to find happiness and love. Is there a chance for them to find the love and keep it? Find out what happens Vincent, Franny and Jet before Sally and Gillian enter their lives in Practical Magic. The Rules of Magic can be enjoyed without having read or watched Practical Magic. I found The Rules of Magic to be boring (sad, but true). It seemed like every single thing the author had read about witches (or thought of) was stuffed into this story. The best way to describe it is too “woo-woo” (best description for it). The teens in the story go out of their way to break every rule set forth by their parents and do the opposite of what they are supposed to do. The characters kept repeating the same mistakes over and over throughout the book (even as adults). I found the main characters (Jet, Franny, and Vincent) to be unlikeable. It seemed that the author was trying too hard with The Rules of Magic. I thought the pacing was inconsistent. It would go along at a nice pace (in the beginning) and then slow down to a crawl (it plodded along to the end). I found it a chore to read The Rules of Magic. There were a couple of bright spots, but they were few and far between.
  • Liked it a lot

    5
    By Bbh8008
    I’ve already recommended the book to two people.
  • A waste!

    3
    By Ann Leary
    I finished the book because I paid for it and because I was hoping, at some point it would have some Spirit! No reason to even write this novel, it never goes anywhere. AND you repeat and detail because there really is NO story....a stupid book and a terrible waste of my money!!
  • Fair. Had hoped to get hooked.

    3
    By Crewp
    Despite + reviews, I just couldn’t get into it.

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