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Book Review: “The Book of Magic” by Alice Hoffman

This was a great conclusion to the Practical Magic series. I loved that all the ones that came out prior to this were all prequels to Practical Magic. This is the only one that follows up what happens to the family after their adventures in Practical Magic. Sally's girls are in their 20s and on their own, protected from knowing about magic all their lives but that catches up to them. For someone like me who has read the book once but seen the movies a thousand times, it gets confusing for me because the characters are inverted; Sally's girls are opposite in the book and the aunts are opposite in the books, or I guess in the movie. Messes with my memory of the story and I have to stop and think, wait which one is this?

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Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

★★★★ This might be a lengthy review because there is so much I have to say about this book! (Good and not so good) I just wanted to lay there out there from the beginning. Let me start by saying that I have watched the movie Practical Magic every single fall season multiple times for… Continue reading Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

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Book Review: “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman

★★★★★ This was such a great prequel to Practical Magic. I have only seen the movie and have yet to read the book. I wanted to read these in chronological order starting with Maria's story in Magic Lessons and then the aunt's story in this one. I am so glad I chose to read it… Continue reading Book Review: “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman

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Book Review: “Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman

★★★★★ I started the Practical Magic series with this book, the author's latest to date, because I wanted to read in chronological order instead of published order. This was my first Alice Hoffman book. I've been a fan of the Practical Magic movie since it came out in the 90's but somehow never read the… Continue reading Book Review: “Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman