The Price Guide to the Occult

The Price Guide to the Occult Review

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.

When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundred–some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch’s backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she’ll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide’s malevolent author — Nor’s own mother — looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.

Title:The Price Guide to the Occult
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Regan

    4.5...

  • Emily May

    On the evening of Halloween, Nor marched down Meandering Lane after her shift at the Witching Hour. A few years ago, a read a very strange and very beautiful book aptly-named The Strange and Beautifu...

  • Nat

    “Was she strong enough to carry all these Burdens on her own?Or would they swallow her whole?”I knew this book was the one I'd been looking for when I flipped to the last page of the prologue and...

  • Emer

    Happy book birthday to this great little read. Like many others I read Leslye Walton's stunning debut novel, 'The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender' and fell entirely in love with it. It w...

  • ?Brithanie

    4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Exceeds Expectations 💖 ⚠ Trigger warning: Self harm ⚠ Favorite Quotes: "The link between the Blackburn daughters and the island was so strong Nor often imagined that the ...

  • Acqua

    If you’re a romantic person and love slow-paced paranormal stories, you need to read this book. I’m not, but I have to say that this book surprised me in many ways, despite being flawed and not ex...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    3.5 stars. Had some very beautiful writing, unique atmosphere, and I loved where it took place (the Pacific Northwest). It had a lot of things I enjoyed, but some of the plot just didn't work for me. ...

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Nor is the latest in a long line of Blackburn women who are cursed. Doomed to have a whirlwind affair with one of the descendants of th...

  • Figgy

    Ohhhh, this is so pretty in person! And the pages are edged in red!RTCGorgeous presentation and some gorgeous wording. Overall not what I expected, and it had elements that had been done before, but o...

  • Judith

    This was just so beautiful and wonderful and enchanting and love the fact that there’s helplines for self-harm in the back // 4,5 stars ...