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The Price Guide to the Occult Hardcover – 1 April 2018

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Product details

  • ASIN : 0763691100
  • Publisher : CWP (1 April 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780763691103
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0763691103
  • Reading age : 14 years and up
  • Dimensions : 14.45 x 2.34 x 21.74 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

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Walton follows The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender with a lyrical and robust multigenerational story set on the fictional Anathema Island in the Pacific Northwest...In succinct, evocative sentences, Walton paints vivid scenes while maintaining a gripping plot. Addressing abandonment, self-harm, first love, and other topics, Walton weaves a rewardingly complex tale that brims with suspense and romance.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Walton conjures a rich sense of place in her sophomore novel, and the backstory of the Blackburn women is undeniably fascinating. Additionally, she does an excellent job handling the topic of Nor's self-harm: Nor's already sought treatment by the time her story begins, and though her compulsive thoughts and anxiety are still there, she's learned how to manage those thoughts in a healthy way...the eerie atmosphere, lyrical language, and romance subplot will still entrance many.

As in her 2014 debut, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Walton's writing is atmospheric and ethereal. Anathema Island, with its foggy shores, rich diversity of flora and fauna, and quirky tourist shops, comes to vivid life...Nor's wicked and violent sociopath mother is memorable and her scenes are truly chilling...Walton's sophomore effort is haunting and, especially in the last act, thrilling.
--School Library Journal

An atmospheric, blood-drenched dark fantasy for a cold and stormy night.
--Kirkus Reviews

Walton's (The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender) horror tale features a vivid setting, lyrical prose, and engaging characters; Nor's formidable pipe-smoking grandmother Judd, her best friend Savvy (a "punk rock Pollyanna...with big brown eyes, ocher-brown skin, and wildly colored hair"), and her love interest Reed Oliveira provide comfort and care to a protagonist whose mother is hell-bent on murdering her.
--The Horn Book

Like in The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Leslye Walton's story is lyrical and atmospheric, and you'll find yourself getting lost on Anathema Island.
--Bustle (blog)

Gripping and dark, this bewitching family drama will have you reading to midnight!
--The Kids' Next List newsletter

The Price Guide to the Occult is a classic page-turner...Dark fantasy fans take note, Leslye Walton has a story here that you will not want to miss.
--Locus Online

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.

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desperate houswife
3.0 out of 5 stars Beginning and end great. The middle was a muddle!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
Reviewed in India on 26 May 2018
The book is by the same author who wrote Strange and Beautiful sorrow of Ava Lavender. And I really enjoyed reading that book. This is a magical realism genre and since I enjoy such genre I decided to get the book.
The delivery was on time and the book was in perfect condition. It is very beautiful. It has neon yellow/green art on the cover and the pages are stained red. It looks so amazing!
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Chandu Terala
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the cover...packaging can be better
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3.0 out of 5 stars Creative Story
Reviewed in the United States on 24 April 2019
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