I’ll admit I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to the Owens family, but felt extremely satisfied with the story author Alice Hoffman gave us. It’s filled with her signature lyrical writing, vivid & strong characters, and of course...magic!
📚 Book Review 📚
Title: The Book of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub Day 10/12
“Curses are like knots, the more you struggle to be free, the tighter they become, whether they’re made of rope or spite or desperation.”
The Book of Magic brings The Practical Magic series full circle shining a spotlight on the strong woman in the Owens family and the curse that has haunted their family for 300 years. Pour yourself a cup of courage tea, grab yourself a slice of tipsy chocolate cake (cake is best for breakfast!), and reunite yourself again with Jet, Franny, Vincent, Sally, Gillian, Kylie and Antonia Owens as they each use their gifts to try to break the curse started by their ancestor Maria Owens.
“Some stories begin at the beginning and others begin at the end, but all the best stories begin in a library.”
Kylie has fallen in love, putting her boyfriend’s life at risk. Sally has kept their powers from her daughters, but with the help of her Aunts and the library Kylie begins to uncover the truth. Jet hears the deathwatch beetle. Knowing she only has seven days to live. Franny feels the pull and understanding of sacrifice. Sally is ready to give up everything for love. My oh my oh my.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 This book celebrates families and love. I loved the messages woven around the magic. The bonds of sisters. Sacrifice. Being a protector. I loved traveling to London and Paris in this one. I also loved the use of plants in all the magic and spells. Whenever I see or smell lavender I will always think of the Practical Magic series.