Imaginary Girls

Author: Nova Ren Suma
Pages: 348
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Format: E-book (ARC)
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads)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.
My Summary: Chloe is Ruby's younger sister - a girl content with living in the shadow of her older sister. But Chloe's not the only one: Ruby has the entire town under her spell. But when strange things start to happen and a girl is found dead, people begin to suspect that Ruby isn't as perfect as she seems. 

To keep her away from her sister's influence, Chloe is sent out of town. But when she returns years later, Ruby decides she isn't going to let her sister out of her sight anymore and begins to do everything she can to keep them together forever.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It was a mix of a few genres: a little bit of paranormal, a little bit of mystery and suspense... which combined to make an awesome book.

This definitely didn't feel like a debut novel. The writing was flawless and perfectly paced, and the use of imagery was so well-done that I could clearly envision the events of the story unfolding in my head. I also loved the eerie atmosphere of the entire book - it puts you on edge and makes the story all the more addicting.  

The plot builds until you're desperate to know what's going on, while at the same time you don't want the book to end. I've only read a few other novels that manage to give me these conflicting emotions, so you know this is a good read!

Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this to fans of paranormal YA and creepier, edgier novels. 


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