Odd & True by Cat WintersOdd & True by Cat Winters

Odd & True

byCat Winters

Hardcover | September 12, 2017

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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.
Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, the latter of which collected three starred reviews and was a William C. Morris Award YA Debut Award finalist. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit the author at catwinters.com.  
Title:Odd & TrueFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:Amulet BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419723103

ISBN - 13:9781419723100

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Worth Reading This book is a difficult one for me to review because even after reading it, I don't feel as if I came away with much from the story. I know that there was a story (I read it) but unfortunately, there wasn't any characteristics within the story or the characters to keep me invested throughout. It was not a novel that I will remember due to its mediocrity and it lost my attention multiple times while reading. Unfortunately, I think the author was attempting too much for this story. It felt like it was trying to hover the line of multiple genres (historical fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, etc) and in the act of doing so, it wasn't successful with any of them. I did like the dual perspectives but it did get confusing when a perspective would be in the past. Even with the dates, it was hard to keep up with the story. I really was hoping to enjoy this story because it did seem promising in the beginning and the graphic design is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, the overall novel seemed too scattered without a main focus and with many loose ends. Also, the novel was...boring. Nothing about the characters or the story kept me invested or made me want to retain the story within my memory. It will be a novel that I will quickly forget solely because of its mediocrity. **Thank you to Hachette Book Group for sending me a physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
Date published: 2017-12-28

Editorial Reviews

"There is just enough mysticism and fantasy to entice readers, making them eager to spend more time with the sisters."