Mini REVIEW: Odd & True

Odd & True by Cat Winters
Published September 12th 2017 by Amulet Books

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.

Told in dual POVs Odd and True follows imperfect sister and their willingness to do anything for each other.
Personally I much prefer story driven plots, personally I need something to keep my interest and honestly, I am far to self-centered to heavily invest my emotions in another human being, be that fictional or not. In that way I differ massively from most readers and reviews that I know. So for the majority of readers this book should be fine, for me it was a struggle, and I do prefer books with a faster pace.
I enjoyed the character diversity and and how the main character was necessarily perfect.
I loved the strong family messages throughout the book and the time period of 1900s. The writing style fits perfectly, it was beautifully dark and eerie.
The two sisters Odette and Trudchen, were both really likeable, I enjoyed their vunerbility and the journey the characters went on.
This book would be great for readers who enjoy a heavily character driven plot, with a paranormal and historical vibe.

Thank you NetGalley, Amulet Books and Cat Winters

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