Release Date: June 14, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: NetGalley
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.
I’m speechless, but I must find some words. But not too many, because I want this book to surprise you, and leave you breathless. Just like it did for me. Imaginary Girls was not what I was expecting at all. It was so so much more. That’s saying a lot too, because I was expecting something great. This book is an experience. When you set down to read I advise you have all your chores done because the rest of the world is going to fall away with the first sentence.
The writing is beautiful and absolutely mesmerizing. Nova Ren Suma has the gift of words. The prose was lyrical and extraordinary. Her characters weren’t just flat words on a paper. They were entities that drifted off the page and found there way firmly inside your head. Ruby, the main character’s sister, gets in your head and kicks her boots up. She makes herself at home. This is one of those books that will stay with you for a long time. I think I will still be thinking about it years from now. The blurb says this is a book that everyone will be talking about and I couldn’t agree more!
I mentioned before that I didn’t want to say too much about the story. It’s not exactly what you think and I loved that, so I don’t want to take that away from you all. But trust me it is incredible. This book will definitely be on my favorite list at the end of the year. If Nova Ren Suma writes more books like this she will definitely be on my favorite authors list too.
Imaginary Girls is a must read. I urge you to pick it up as soon as possible and experience it yourself. I think you will fall effortlessly in love like I did.