The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of MagicThe Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

I read The Rules of Magic with eight of my Traveling Sisters and we all found this to be a very magical reading experience.

The Rules of Magic is a spellbinding, heartfelt and heartbreaking, insightful, sad and beautiful story that was so full of emotion for all of us.  The story started off a little rocky for some of us at first as we were getting to know the Owens siblings.  A lot was being told to us all at once but once we let that go and felt the magic within the storyline we were able to escape into this magical world of love, courage and a family curse. For the rest of the sisters they were enchanted right from the start with this magically written story.

Alice Hoffman does a fantastic job here creating unique, quirky characters each of them with some danger to them. The tension builds as each deals with their own personal conflict and we loved their bond and support they had for each other. We all loved the animals in this story that made such wonderful characters themselves with their bonded relationship with one of the siblings.

We all felt a strong message throughout this story of love more, not less in so many different ways and that brought out such a wonderful discussion amongst each other. We dug deep into Hoffman’s insightful words and shared with each other the messages we each got from the stories allowing us to look at it differently had we read it on our own.  We savored our discussion reading experience as we talked about the joy, love, loss, sorrow, acceptance, courage and support we felt within this wonderful story.  We will be thinking of this discussion and this story for awhile.  We highly recommend for group reads!

Thank you NetGalley, Simon and Schuster Canada, and Alice Hoffman for a copy to read and review.


Norma’s Review

5 brilliant stars for this magically written story!

I absolutely loved everything about this book and savoured every single word that was written.

THE RULES OF MAGIC by ALICE HOFFMAN was a fantastic, endearing, and a spellbinding novel that was an absolute joy to read.  It was a touching, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a powerful story with a strong message of love and courage within the pages of this book.  I absolutely love a little bit of magical realism within my books but I think there was so much more to this story than that.  The words written were just as magical as the magic within the story.

This was a Traveling Sisters Group Read that we all absolutely raved over and didn’t want it to end. I was quickly drawn into the magical world of the Owen’s family and the family curse. Would highly recommend!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Simon and Schuster Canada, and Alice Hoffman for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!

6 thoughts on “The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman”

    1. Thank you so much! Absolutely magical is a great way to describe this novel! So glad you enjoyed it too! 😊


  1. If this book hadn’t been a traveling sister read I would have missed this fabulous book. Thank you so much…it truly was magical and I LOVED reading it with you! Lovely review for a lovely book!

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