Thursday, June 30, 2011

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

imageChloe'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.

Imaginary Girls is an enthralling novel that nobody will forget. Nova Ren Suma has written an interesting and mysterious novel that will keep you wanting to turn the page. While reading Imaginary Girls, I didn’t know what to expect. At every corner there is a new surprise and more secrets.

Chloe’s admiration of her sister got really annoying in the beginning. Later on, it was still annoying but after awhile I got used to it. Ruby was so creepy. The way she could control people and how everybody looked up to her really scared me. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I wanted to go hide under my covers in an attempt to not be put under her spell.

In my eyes, this story is mainly character driven. The whole book kind of revolves around Ruby and how everybody admires and listens to her in a way that is unnatural. Though I really liked this book, I found that Chloe was a really flat character. Besides her fascination with Ruby, I didn’t get to know her personality. She did grow throughout the novel, I just wish she had grown more. I know I just mentioned this, but oh my gosh Ruby was creepy. She is one of the most interesting characters that I’ve read about. I liked that her personality was new and different from other characters in young adult books.

I liked how new this book was. It is something that hasn’t been written about before, and that is really hard to find. I went into Imaginary Girls thinking that it was a contemporary novel. I went out of it not knowing what to think. This novel will leave you speechless in the best possible way. It stuck in my mind and I cannot stop thinking about it.

It is hard to describe Imaginary Girls because everything about it is just so… weird. It will honestly keep you guessing. Imaginary Girls is intriguing, addicting, and creepy! With this novel, Nova Ren Suma has set herself a part from author writers. Imaginary Girls is truly original.

FTC- Publisher.


We Heart YA said...

"Weird and creepy" is exactly what we thought too! But in the best possible way, of course. ;)

Glad you enjoyed it.

the Vintage Bookworm said...

This sounds pretty weird and good, but not sure if it is for me. Thanks for the review. I may end up reading it later.