by Donna Grant
Published by Self Published on September 12, 2017
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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Who is Constantine, King of Dragon Kings? It’s a question asked by many. Here is your chance to learn some of this enigmatic leader’s history – and get a unique look inside the Dragon Kings.
This is a short story involving Constantine from the New York Times bestselling Dark Kings series from Donna Grant.
Constantine: A History is a must read for all Dark Kings fans! This is a short novella that gives us some insight on the mysterious King of Kings. Reading in his POV fans see a softer side of Constantine. It is clear the decision he made against Ulrik has always weighed on his shoulders but he does have a responsibility for the dragon kings and the mortals they swore to protect. This is a quick read and I wish it was a little longer. Author Donna Grant says in the introduction Constantine’s full story would be the final book of the series, and I’m just not yet ready for this series to end. I haven’t read the Reapers series (yet) so reading this novella does spoil the series. But it is ok and now I need to start the Reapers series.
Published by Amulet Books on September 12, 2017
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
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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.
Odd & True was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting a monster thriller but was captivated with the story of sisters, Odette and Trudchen, and their journey to becoming a family again. Od and Tru grew up on tales of monsters and being members of a long line of protectors. In reality the family secrets tear the girls away from their home and into a life of struggle. The story follows the trials the girls face and is told in shifts from present to past time. This is the first book I’ve read from author Cat Winters and I enjoyed her writing style. The chapters alternate POV and time periods, but the change was smooth and filled in the missing gaps of the story. I really liked Od and Tru, their love and loyalty for each other is strong. There is a small element of paranormal in this story but the focus is on the sisters relationship. I really enjoyed this book but wished it was a series. I loved the ending but I wished there was more adventures for the sisters.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 New Release Challenge