The Rules of Magic

A Novel (Practical Magic Series #2)

paperback, 400 pages

Published June 26, 2018 by Simon & Schuster.


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4 stars (2 reviews)

Find your magic.

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1680, 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 red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.

From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens …

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4 stars

Das Buch hat viele Elemente, die mir gefallen und die größere Plotidee - Menschen die gegen ihr Schicksal kämpfen - war super. Was mir nicht so gefiel, war das über viele Buchstrecken lange Nacherzählen oder Zusammenfassen von Lebensphasen - sehr wenig schien 'jetzt' zu passieren. Das hat dem Buch leider etwas sehr Lebloses gegeben zuweilen.