Title: Imaginary Girls
Author:Nova Ren Suma
Release Date: June 14th, 2011
Number of Pages: 346
Source: e-ARC from NetGalley + Bought copy
Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.
But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.
With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.
The first thing that really made me want to read this book was the cover. The cover is gorgeous. It made me really curious. After reading the book, I understood the meaning of the cover. Yet, the book left me a little on the fence.
The thing is, that the story confused me by moment. There was thing that I wasn’t sure if I had really understood the meaning, or the reasons behind Chloe’s action. Still, I have to say that I wouldn’t want to live in that town. What a messed up place! Still, it’s probably more because of Ruby than anything else. The ending fitted really well and it didn’t disappoint me. I felt that it the best way to end it, so that I, as a reader, could be satisfied.
Some of the characters kind of freaked me out. Ruby, for example, is not someone I would really want to spend time with. Chloe, on the other hand, was a character that I really liked. I found myself hoping that she would be able to get stronger, so that she could get control over her life, but not in a bad way. It was more in the way a friend would hope that you could overcome everything. Some other characters I really dislike at first, but when I understood why they were that way, I found myself liking them more.
Now, the best part of the book if I’m really honest was the writing. I think it was beautifully written. I loved how her words can make you feel, make you believe and make you dream. I can’t wait to read more from her.
Overall, I liked it. It wasn’t love, even though I loved the writing, but I would be eager to read more from her. 3.5/5