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Calendar Girls: April Fool’s Day (Favorite Book With a Surprise Ending or Twist)

Happy April Fool’s Day Calendar Girls Participants! We had a great past two months celebrating important issues and talking about strong characters and authors. Now it’s time to talk about story twists and turns! Who doesn’t love a good surprise ending, or a plot twist that throws you for a loop?

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~April Fool’s Day:
(Favorite Book With a Surprise Ending or Twist)

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Runner Up:

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The Punch Eskrow by Tal M. Klein

I don’t know if it’s because I don’t read much hard sci-fi, but the plot twist in this one completely blew my mind! When I read it, I had to stop and process it because it was so insane!


My Choice:

Odd & True

Odd & True by 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.


My Reason:

“This one was quite the unexpected read. It held promises of Supernatural style hunting with historical fiction aspects from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, but it delivered so much more! It was a medium paced, fantastic, coming of age story with hidden bits of horror, whimsy, and intrigue.

I recommend this book hands down! Odd & True will take you on a journey through the lives of these two sisters and all the bumps in their road. It is full of unexpected twists and has an ending that will both surprise you and leave you wanting for more!”

This is just a snippet from my 5 star review on this one. Without giving anything away, this book completely blew my mind by not only being completely unexpected with the plot twists and ending, but also delivering a bit of what the synopsis promises in surprising ways. I mentioned that the synopsis promised the supernatural, but the book actually delivered more realism with hints of the supernatural. The story follows the synopsis, but doesn’t, if that makes sense. I honestly don’t know if any other book has ever surprised me as much as this one!


(Theme image created by Katie @ Never Not Reading.)
(All other images found on google, pinterest, and Good Reads.)

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April Calendar Girls Participants:

Katie @ Never Not Reading – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Clarissa @ Clarissa Reads It All – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Ashley @ Inside My Minds – Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab Teri Polen @ Books and Such – The Empress by S.J. Kincaid
Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Lucinda @ Lucinda Is Reading – Behind Her Eyes by Sara Pinborough
Sam @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf – Behind Her Eyes by Sara Pinborough Sophie @ Beware the Reader – Father Figure by James J. Cudney and Nerve Damage by J.L. Myers
Dani @ Mousai Books – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile – The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw
Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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For those who are new to Calendar Girls, it is a monthly blog event, created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, that was inspired by the Neil Sedaka song Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a specific theme, voted on by the participants, where we get to talk about a particular book we love or think fits the theme the best. The blog event was created to incite fun bookish discussions and to spread the blogger love by introducing us to new bloggers and/or books that we have not come across before.


If this sounds like something you would enjoy, make sure to head to my Calendar Girls info page! Drop a comment and let me know if you are interested in joining us, and sign up for the newsletter if you would like monthly updates on the chosen themes and blogger picks! We’d love to have you join us!

If you are joining on the fun today, make sure to link back to this post AND Katie’s post so we can add your name and choice to the list of participants for all to enjoy!

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