Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.
In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.
Author: Cat Winters
First Published: 12/09/2017 This Edition: 12/09/2017
Pages: 368 Date Started: 30/06/2017 Date Finished: 01/07/2017
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley to review. I loved this book, it was so good! It started off a little slow but it got so interesting and I didn’t want to put it down, so I give this book five stars!
Odd and True is out on the 12th of September and I think I will be getting a physical copy of this book also! So this is the first book by Cat Winters that I have read and I think that someday I will give her other books a try. Odd and True is an historical YA fantasy set in the beginning of 1900’s.
Odd and True is a book about two sisters, Odette and Trudchen (Od and Tru), Od is the oldest of the two whereas Tru, the youngest, suffered from polio as a child where it ended up almost taking away one of her legs, she has one leg shorter than the other and needs a leg brace to help her walk as well as a cane.
Od and Tru moved to live with their Aunt Vik when they were young when their mother couldn’t care for them any longer. When Od is 15 she is sent away and Tru doesn’t know where, until Tru’s 15th birthday, Od comes back to save her from the ‘mosnters’ that are coming for her, Od takes her on an adventure across the country to Philadelphia so that they can hunt monsters together. Tru learns the truth behind the stories that Od told her when she was young, finding out what happened with her mother and father.
This book is done from two points of view, going from the past, Odette’s view to the present, which is Trudchen’s view, this is how we find out about from the time that Tru was born to what happened to Od when she was 15 and where she’s been ever since.
I enjoyed reading this book and I did want to know a bit more once the ending hit and I kept wondering what would happen after everything had wrapped up, it was an interesting book about two sisters and I would defiantly give this another read!
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