The Price Guide to the Occult (Hardcover)

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Nor's family tree is thorny and full of secrets...
Descendant of a witch, cursed by her use of black magic, doomed to enchanted, obsessed love, the Blackburn women have paid for the crime for 8 generations.
But Nor is different, the 9th generation - her magic is stronger.
And she knows she will need all of that power when her estranged mother begins making headlines with public displays of magic. Because magic come with a price, and it's not counted in dollars... Gripping and dark, this bewitching family drama will have you reading to midnight! — Leah Moore

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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.

About the Author


Leslye Walton was named a William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist for the publication of her debut novel, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. Born in the Pacific Northwest, she has an MA in writing. She lives in Seattle, Washington.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780763691103
ISBN-10: 0763691100
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English
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