Think of the Price Guide to the Occult as the Sears catalog of spells. Sixteen-year-old Nor has dropped out of school and is at loose ends most of the time. She is well aware of the talents and curses that affect her family and even has an inkling of her gifts. She is ninth in the line of daughters that is cursed.
*Warning about: self-harm and a pretty scarily abusive mother*
I enjoy an exciting witchy tale/atmosphere, and I enjoyed reading about the curse that has lasted for generations in Nor’s family. Nor’s thoughts sometimes seemed a bit emo to me, but she is a teen learning to deal with the occult, so I cut her some slack. The plot builds slowly and the side characters may r may not be important than you think as it all comes to a head at the end. I liked that it wrapped up enough to be over, but left that window of possibility for a sequel.
I’d hand this off to teens 14 and up especially if they are Hocus Pocus fans.
Please note that I received a free ARC of this book from The KidLitExchange without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.