Book: The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
This is my 75th read of the year
This is the sequel to Magic Lessons, which I finished reading recently. It takes place hundreds of years later with the Owens bloodline in the 1950s. It follows Frannie, Jet, and Vincent - three Owens children whose mother wants to hide who they really are.
A summer with their Aunt Isabelle leads them to learn more about who they really are. One tragedy after another strikes the children, but they remain bonded and committed to breaking their family curse.
This was a pretty good follow up book. I listened to this book, and it was entertaining while running my errands. I was suprised we didn't land somewhere in the middle of time with the second novel (knowing there is one more to come) instead of jumping right into the 20th century. The characters are likable and the story is pretty well written. I didn't like it as much as I did Magic Lessons and found there to be a few eye rolling moments. Like when Frannie falls in love, but refuses to marry the love of her life but gets pissed off when he tries to move on. Overall, it was a solid story, and I look forward to reading the last book in the series.