It is that time again! New month, NEW BOOK! But before we get into my Book of the Month choice, I do want to take a few minutes to say thanks to those lovely people who have followed this book blog. It really means a lot to me. I know that I don’t post super often (I am a slow reader) so I really appreciate you sticking with me and being so very patient.
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Now, to get down to business. I am already kicking myself for not adding a specific book to this month’s choices because everyone is raving about how great it is already… So I guess I’ll have to pick it up on my own some time this month instead.
However, I am ECSTATIC for this month’s choice. I have heard nothing but rave reviews for it, which only makes me anticipate reading it even more. It has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while already, and now I own it, in my hands… and well, let’s just say it will take a lot for me to patiently wait for the right time to devour it.
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Find your magic
For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, 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 family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.
The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. (via Goodreads)
I have not read any other books by Alice Hoffman as of yet, but speaking with some book reviewers, it doesn’t seem to matter for this prequel. I am just soo anxious to read this witch-y story. I love the historical fiction feel of it (based on the description), and I am just dying for another good magical story. Granted, I am not huge into Fantasy stories, but something magical just surrounds this book, and makes me want to dive right in.
I am still working my way through Manhattan Beach at the moment. It has been a crazy couple days so I haven’t had much time to read. Once that is completed, I will get started on a Children’s novel, and then after that YA. And then FINALLY I will get around to Rules of Magic. I know a lot of you have read this already so I very much look forward to chatting about it once I’ve finished it.
Are any of you BOTM members? What were your choices this month? Have you read Rules of Magic yet? what do you think?
Until next time my friends!