Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Of Sisters, Secrets, & Bonds

Imaginary GirlsImaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

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 feel bad because I really tried to get into this book, but I couldn't. Every time I picked it up I would lose focus or get busy. Then, when I did have time I couldn't get into the story like I normally do. This book wasn't really my style. Point blank.

I thought I would like it because the synopsis was so good and the cover was REALLY interesting. It seemed like a mystery book with a twist and I love unexpected twist. I mean the story was creepily beautiful and disturbing, but it just didn't sit well with me. The writing was good and the plot was interesting, but something about the characters and the pace of the story just wasn't right for me. I don't know if it was the weird Chloe-Ruby relationship (the fact that Chloe basically wanted to be in Ruby skin - exaggeration - bothered me), or the fact that I like my leading ladies strong, confident, sure of themselves with a dash of miniature insecurity (because what girl isn't a little insecure) and Chloe was not really any of that. I DON'T KNOW, but I wasn't feeling it. Plus, Ruby seemed a tad bit fake to me, I'm just saying.

I'm not putting this book off for anybody though. If you want to read it go ahead. It's interesting, just not my style. Who knows, you might really like it and see something in it that I just didn't. Plus, Nova Ren is a pretty good author and her writing was good, just the characters require a certain taste. So, don't knock it till you try it.

Overall, this book rated:
*Because the cover is still beautiful and the writing was good*

- Gilbert


  1. great review! I have this on my shelf for awhile now and I havent bothered getting in to it yet because of mixed reviews Ive been reading about it, but I will try and see if its my cup of tea. Great review!


  2. Thanks Lalaine! Let us know what you thought of the book, We would love to hear your opinion! :)

    - Enjoli & Hayley



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