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 islands original eight settlers to burn the witch out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundredsome 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 matriarchs 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 shell 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 Guides malevolent author Nors own mother looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness....
|Title||:||The Price Guide to the Occult|
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The Price Guide to the Occult Reviews
4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Exceeds Expectations 💖
⚠ Trigger warning: Self harm ⚠
"The link between the Blackburn daughters and the island was so strong Nor often imagined that the veins that ran underneath her skin and the tree roots that ran under her feet were one and the same."
"Any decent human being, witch or otherwise, has the capacity to do good in this world. It's merely a case of whether one chooses to do so."
"Courage, once found, should always be encouraged to stay."
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 was a full five stars from me and is one of my all time favourite books having read it on multiple occasions. So needless to say I was very eager to read her next book and luckily enough I was granted an eARC on NetGalley. Happy days!!!
And I am delighted I read it as I found the storyline to be highl ...more
This is the first book I’ve read written by this author.
I loved the world we were in but I feel like a lot of things are left unanswered or unexplained. The prologue was great and it hooked me into the story right away! In this book, we follow Nor Blackburn, who we learn has a “burden” or a gift if you prefer that all Blackburn witches get. It’s different for each person and we learn that (view spoiler)[Nor is a lot more powerful than she let on at the beginning. (hide spoiler)] I wish she woul ...more
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
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This YA book has everything a magical, witchy book should have—magic (duh), strong female characters, female friendships, generational lines and support, healers, herbs and plants and spells, some questionable characters and a perfect setting (PNW) for it all to take place. I’m always intrigued by a story line where generations of strong, females hold each other up from generation to generation (think Practi ...more
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. Still think a lot of people will like it though! Also, trigger warning for self harm.
"They’ve been called healers and seers, shape-shifters and conjurers. Wise ones. Heretics. Witches."
TW: self-harm, abusive parents, blood, gore, suicide
Actual rating: 2.5 ⭐
Before I start my Rather Random Review™ let me tell you one (1) thing.
Personally, I’m not triggered by self-harm, cutting and blood in general but I will say that sometimes this book made me uncomfortable. It didn’t shy away from the blood and the self-harm and everything was damn graphic so…I guess what I’m trying to say is: ...more