Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Report Monday: Imaginary Girls

Title: Imaginary Girls

Author: Nova Ren Suma

Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis 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. (from Goodreads)

Why did I pick it up?: The cover is too gorgeous to not own this.

Favorite Line(s): "The story you choose to tell isn't always the story you believe." This line summarizes so much of what happens.

My Review: The story is told from Chloe's perspective and focuses on her relationship with her older sister Ruby, who is as controlling as she is captivating.

I assumed this book was YA Contemporary when I picked it  up but very early on it began to show signs of Magical Realism. Then it broke away from that and firmly planted itself in the Paranormal realm. Of course, I didn't mind. I loved the voice and the story kept me glued to the pages. I would say Suma kept me guessing, but honestly I just wanted to know what the hell was going on. There were many "Aha" moments and I love those.

I don't want to give anything away at all, but it was a great change to go from reading genre specific stories to reading one that moves between genres with the fluid ease of slowly rising water.

Recommendation: Definitely worth a read if you like Young Adult books with a touch of something surreal.

Next Week: Forever, The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3

1 comment:

  1. I SO AGREE WITH YOU! The cover truly is the reason for owning this novel!!! Fabulous post! I love your blog, the background is so cool! I do hope you'll stop by Unedited (my blog) to say hello!