Odd & True

Odd & True

eBook - 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams, 2017
ISBN: 9781683351443
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Odd and true


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Odd & True" is a detailed story about two sisters that embark on a quest to slay the Leeds Devil. The author claims in her description that this is the pretense of the book. Yet, the novel manly features the tragic back story of the sister's and leads readers to believe that this 'devil' may be a conjured from one of the sister's minds. I felt that this novel was well written, yet the description and cover of the book leads readers to believe it's more about monster slayers and instead shows more insight about a troubled family from the early 19th century. - Ria


Odd & True is an interesting book on how the Grey sisters commence on a journey to slay a devil that has been bothering a small town for a while. Trudchen Grey the younger of the two sisters has polio, which affects her left leg, and ever since she was younger she had to use a cane, and leg brace to walk. Now, her sister Odette has come back to take Trudchen to start her journey, and get her believing in monsters and devils again. When they were young, Odd and Tru’s mother left them with their aunt, because she had to take care of her brother, and the kids Uncle Magnus. Overall this book was a page turner, and it was a very unique book, quite like nothing I have ever read before. I look forward to reading more of Cat Winters Material!
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KCLSPeggy Nov 01, 2017

An engrossing story about sisterhood, monster hunting, and family secrets. If you like folklore, historical fiction, and/or the works of Libba Bray, then try “Odd & True”. It’s marvelous.

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