Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Praise for ODD & TRUE

★ “Thought-provoking, atmospheric, and utterly bewitching.” —Booklist, starred review

★ “The story is adventurous and fast paced, and Winters' atmospheric writing and exploration of themes such as storytelling, family, disability, and trauma will entice many teens . . . An excellent purchase for creepy historical fiction shelves.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“[A] captivating, poignant tale of childhood magic and the bond between sisters.” —Publishers Weekly

“Storytelling and the blur between truth and fiction are at the heart of this metafictive narrative . . . Winters has woven an intricate and innovative pattern of structure, genre, and history that cannot fail to capture readers’ imaginations.” —Kirkus

“Cat Winters, masterful author of dark historical novels like The Steep and Thorny Way, has crafted a spooky novel of two Van Helsing-like sisters who fight nightmarish monsters in Odd & True.” —BookPage

“Winters is a master at weaving historical events into dramatic narratives touched by the supernatural . . . There are monsters here, paranormal and human, but they're no match for two girls skilled in wit and weaponry.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Cat Winters is a masterful storyteller . . . a dark historical fiction/fantasy novel that will keep readers up late in the night.” —ALAN Picks

“Odd & True is a beautifully, carefully crafted piece of art . . . nothing short of a masterpiece . . . Winters’s atmospheric prose paired with her well-researched dark moments in history will leave you with a chill down your spine, making Odd & True the perfect slow-burn read for autumn and winter.” —

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.

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  1. I usually think of what I have to do tomorrow before falling asleep.

  2. I usually think about what will be happening the next day.

  3. I usually think about what I need to do in the morning.

  4. That my book just hit me in the face to tell me its time to go to sleep.

  5. Crap that keeps me awake longer.

  6. I think about how my day went and how I can do things differently.

  7. "What do you usually think about right before falling asleep?" Happy thoughts about puppies and kittens!

  8. I usually think about the next day.

  9. I usually think about the book I have just put down

  10. I try not to think of anything or it will take me longer go get to sleep.

  11. I usually do a recap of my day, thing i would have changed, went well or didn't get to

  12. I think of one of several book/story plots I've made up, or start creating a new one. I never make it far though:)

  13. I usually think about my children right before falling asleep!

  14. I always think my kids, my momma and i say a prayer for them. After that i try not to think about anything or i won't do much sleeping.

  15. Unfortunately I think about what work has in store for me the next day

  16. My girls, what is in store for the next day, and if I am lucky some fantasy that will carry me off to sleep! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  17. I think about all the girls I've loved before.

  18. I think about how grateful I am for my family

  19. "What do you usually think about right before falling asleep?" A thought what would happen tomorrow

  20. What do you usually think about right before falling asleep? It depends on what's been happening in my life, and how my muscles feel to be honest.

  21. What tomorrow may bring.


  22. SADLY my brain thinks of work... and then I end up only getting 5 hrs of sleep and bite my tongue even though I wear a retainer to sleep (because of tongue biting and teeth grinding)

  23. I usually think about whatever book I just stopped reading.

  24. To be honest, usually everything I have to do the next day! Unless of course I am reading a good book in bed, then I am able to relax a bit and sometimes end up dreaming about the plot.

  25. Usually thinking about the million things I have to do the next day.

  26. I usually fall asleep reflecting on the day I just had. Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. I don't think about anything. I lay down, close my eyes and go to sleep.

  28. I think about what I have to do the next day.

  29. I am constantly thinking about life, what I need to do, what I want to do, things I wish I could change, my kids and their goals and wants in life. Yeah, falling asleep is not fun.