Odd & True - Cat Winters




Odd & True

Cat Winters



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.






While steeped in the supernatural, I wouldn't necessarily call this a paranormal or supernatural story.  It's really a story about the love and the bonds of family and for Trudgen and Odette, it’s a story about the bond of sisters.  It's about believing in yourself and also a story of finding yourself.  If you're looking for an action-packed demon-slaying kind of story, you won't really find it here.  This is a one of those take your time and savor kind of reads.











Plot~ 3.8/5

Main Characters~ 4.2/5

Secondary Characters~ 4/5

The Feels~ 3.8/5

Pacing~ 3.5/5

Addictiveness~ 3.7/5

Theme or Tone~ 4.5/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 4.5/5

Originality~ 5/5

Ending~ 4/5 Cliffhanger~ Nope.


Book Cover~ Absolutely stunning…

Setting~ Early 1900's Oregon, & Pennsylvania mostly.

Source~ eBook (Scribd)