Aug 31, 2011

Book Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Synopsis 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.

Book Title: Imaginary Girls
Author: Nova Ren Suma
Genre: YA,Mystery
My Rating:

Book Review

what to say? what to say?
when i actually finished reading this book i really don't know how to make a review out of it, i just think Imaginary girls is the kind of book that left me really dumbfounded when i finished reading it, and oh trust me, i was speechless not in a good way, not in a very good way at all.

let's first go with the pros of the book:
I think the book has a very captivating premise plus the very nice book cover! oh come on! the book cover is really nice! the book cover is enough for me to think that this book is filled with mystery and the tag line "secrets never stay below the surface"  is something really eerie and creepy and I am the kind of reader that is in to secrets and mystery.

second one is the writing style, i like how the book is written in a way it's kinda poetic and lyrical combined with the eeriness of it. it made me feel like the town of Olive is really Haunted.

ok lets proceed with the Cons:

I think Ruby's character is the most Love her or hate her character ever!! OMG! for one moment you will like her cause she cares so much of her younger sister Chloe, but at times you think she is just one hell of a bitch, she actually reminds me of Alison Dilaurentis in the Pretty little liars series, she is just plain manipulative and everyone adores her, but behind all those smiles and people adoring her, deep inside everyone hated her. >:)

i think the story has potential but it would have been great if the author provided a short glimpse or a side story on why Ruby has the ability to rise people from the dead or better yet she should have provide a history regarding the Reservoir, I mean a lot of question is swirling in my mind like, Is the reservoir really haunted? does it have lost spirit in it? after reading this book none of my questions were answered and i think the book just really left a reader like me very confuse and well really blank.

I just hoped that the story is really has a solid plot, there was this moment when i was reading this book and i was like "what the hell am I reading?" i can say that Imaginary girls is the kind of novel that has a scattered plot, i can't even come up with the right words on how to describe the story.

I'm not saying that the book is really bad, you should try it out if you like mystery, and if you happen to like it, please do enlighten me. :) and the ending is really nice in a way it's really bittersweet.


  1. We've been debating on whether or not to read this one. We've seen lots of up and down reviews.

    Sash and Em

  2. Hi Gabby,

    I just want to let you know that Pinoy Book Tours is currently looking for sign ups for Juliet Spell! if your interested to review this book please do sign up here


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