“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.”
I wasn’t going to review Imaginary Girls at first, because it was so hard for me to gather my thoughts about it. Also there isn’t much I can say that hasn’t been said already, yet I feel this haunting need to share it with everyone I know. I finished it Tuesday night and the book just won’t leave my thoughts.
The story itself is confusing, mind-blowing, but oh so beautifully done. Like I already said, I’m still haunted by the outcome and keep asking myself questions of the “how?”, “Why?” sort.
The sisters are so different. Chloe is young and eager to please her sister, yet she fled her sister and town to live with her father after the death of an acquaintance shocked her to her core. Ruby is the sort of person who has everyone in the palm of her hand, they all pretty much worship her. When Ruby goes to get Chloe, the town is eerily perfect and Ruby will go to any depths to keep her sister there and safe.
I cannot stress enough how beautifully written this book is. The characters are vivid and realistic, the story reads almost like a contemporary book despite the magical side. Nova Ren Suma is definitely an author to keep your eye out for.