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The Price Guide to the Occult (vuoden 2018 painos)

– tekijä: Leslye Walton (Tekijä)

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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.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The Price Guide to the Occult
Kirjailijat:Leslye Walton (Tekijä)
Info:Candlewick (2018), 288 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):*****
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  Jonez | Oct 8, 2020 |
It’s meh.
I wanted modern day witches doing modern day witch stuff and it only really happened in like the 2nd to last chapter.
Nor is a crappy main character. She does stupid shit all the time that makes no sense. Ugh ( )
  Shahnareads | Oct 22, 2019 |
It's a short read.
I liked the premise and the beggining of the book was very strong with this dark fairytale vibe, thou it was too much telling and little showing, but the vibe of the book changes when the story actually starts with Nor, the main character.
To be honest I didn't feel connected with none of the characters, they felt kinda bland and nothing special to me, and in the second half more characters interact with Nor and I couldn't remember who they were, I think they were mentioned in the begining but can't really recall them from there.
I really liked the setting and the atmosphere of the book.
Fern was an interesting villain but her motivations were extremely vague and hard to understand, she was just bad because she likes to be bad.
The magic system (if there is one) didn't make sense, at the beggining they tell you each witch in the family has only one power and suddenly Nor has like 10 with no real reason behind that, and then her mother was looking for her but still I don't understand why.
The build up to meeting Fern was interesting and what I enjoyed the most, seeing how she progressed and how that affected the Island and Nor.
I thought the book would take another direction, after all at the begining they tell you that each woman in the family falls in love for 3 days and then their lover leaves them, so I thought this book would be about Nor falling in love and finding a way to break that curse. There is romance in the book, but it has nothing to do with the curse and then at the end there is a love triangle that came out of nowhere.
The final showdown was a let down for me, but I must say I enjoyed what happened after that, the book takes an interesting approach and is open ended for a possible sequel involving witch hunting.
I enjoyed this book and it's atmosphere, and it's a quick read, so if you have nothing else to read, I recommend it to read it in a cloudy day near Halloween. ( )
  Rosechaser110 | Jul 17, 2019 |
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I absolutely adored "The Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender" and was excited to see Walton had release another book. This is a very different book than "The Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender" but I still enjoyed it. I love Walton's writing style, although this book is not quite as unique and beautifully written as Ava Lavender, it's still very well done.

Nor is the descendent of witches and has a painful past. She spends most of her time trying to not be noticed and trying to ignore her magical abilities. However, when her mother returns to terrorize the island Nor has to rethink her life and step up to the challenge.

I loved the island setting and the interesting characters. The storyline involves magic and a theme of good vs. evil. Additionally, the book does feature a character who has historically had issues with self-harm and is trying to find meaning and self-worth in her life.

I read this in a couple days and really enjoyed it. It is a bit slow at points but things really pick up at the end. The books is a bit open ended which made me wonder if this is going to be part of a series. I hope it is, I would love to read another book with this world, characters, and setting.

Overall I would recommend; I enjoyed the small town setting and the malevolent magic. Just remember this is a very, very different book from "The Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender", it’s well done for what it is and I would recommend to people who enjoy paranormal YA books. ( )
  krau0098 | Oct 27, 2018 |
Literary Merit: Good
Characterization: Good
Reading level: Grades 10-12
Recommendation: Yes

Nor, the youngest Blackburn daughter, has spent her whole life trying to blend into the background, but when her mother, a Blackburn witch who has turned to dark magic and will stop at nothing to get what she wants, threatens her friends, family and even her home, Nor must come to terms with true self and step out in front to save them all.

A cross between Practical Magic and Beautiful Creatures, this book will not be for all readers. This is a very slow burn with little plotting aside from the main storyline. Overall, the story, the characters, the setting, the words and even the physical book are all beautiful, and if the lack of action isn't a problem, most readers will enjoy this familial tale set on an island in the Pacific Northwest. ( )
  SWONroyal | Jul 9, 2018 |
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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.

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