The Rules of Magic

The Rules of Magic

Book - 2017 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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Prequel to: Practical magic.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501137471
1501137476
Branch Call Number: FIC HOFFM
Characteristics: 367 pages

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selenium_dove_3
Feb 09, 2020

A truly beautiful tale of love, loss, and rebirth. This may be my favorite book of all time. The tale, rich with descriptive embroidery and smelling of lavender and herbs and chocolate, is gorgeous, and the simple, poignant, plot is compelling. An absolute masterpiece.

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baltg98
Jan 25, 2020

This is a poignant tale of family, love and magic. Hoffman's characters are brilliantly rendered and draw you into her story. Highly recommend and looking forward to reading "Practical Magic," the sequel!

AnnabelleLee27 Dec 05, 2019

A story about love, choices, heritage, and courage. A character driven story that was more than a coming of age story with lovely prose and vivid imagery. A very dreamy, quick, and enjoyable read that stays with the reader after it is finished.

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tnericksen
Sep 14, 2019

The book moved me from tears to sheer laughter! So beautifully written, one of my absolute favorites of Alice Hoffman's <3

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spookycait
Sep 13, 2019

I really enjoyed this book in its entirety. It is a story of grief, love, and magic encompassed with likeable and relatable characters. This is a fun read and is highly recommended to those who enjoy a little everyday magic.

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peacebenow
Jul 23, 2019

The two beautiful sisters Franny and Jet will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself. I can't say anything better myself. Wonderfully written and a joy to read.

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fantasyqueen
Jun 23, 2019

This was an exceptional story of family devotion, loss, fear and redemption, set in fairly modern times and within a family of witches. An amazing read with sturdy characters and a robust story line.

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JANMAYS
Jun 19, 2019

About a girl who had powers - not for book club

TashD May 29, 2019

An intense read full of very interesting characters. The book was so well written that I felt like I could totally envision Aunt Isabelle's home and garden, she made her magic come alive. Although there was a lot of heartbreak and tragedy there were such strong bonds between the characters and the story kept me page turning to find out what's happening next.

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haleyleeyuhasz
Jan 30, 2019

Just finished this great book! I have never read Practical Magic so I was excited to be able to start with the prequel. It took me about 50 pages until I was fully hooked. I love how sentimental these characters are and loyalty they have for one another. I shed many tears by the end! I loved it.

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WoodneathTaylor
Sep 12, 2019

“Anything whole can be broken,” Isabelle told her. “And anything broken can be put back together again. That is the meaning of Abracadabra. I create what I speak.”

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WoodneathTaylor
Sep 12, 2019

“Writing itself was a magical act in which imagination altered reality and gave form to power.”

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WoodneathTaylor
Sep 12, 2019

“I’m fated to lose everyone I ever love,” April said. “I already know that.” “Of course you are,” Jet responded in her calm, measured tone. “That’s what it means to be alive.”

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WoodneathTaylor
Sep 12, 2019

“Do as you will, but harm no one. What you give will be returned to you threefold. Fall in love whenever you can.”

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Sep 12, 2019

“Know that the only remedy for love is to love more.”

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WoodneathTaylor
Sep 12, 2019

“Other people’s judgments were meaningless unless you allowed them to mean something.”

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Mar 25, 2019

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Sexual Content: Mild

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