Imaginary Girls


Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Release Date: June.14th.2011
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Pages: 348
Format: Hardcopy
Source: Owned
Challenge: 2011 reading Challenge
Buy the Book: Amazon


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.


Nova Ren Suma has successfully written a haunting novel about true love. Love between sister. What will you do for your sister? Sacrifice a life, maybe your own!

Imaginary Girls is dark in all the right places. Ruby’s character is a combination of secrets sown together to form what her character is all about. She is the popular girl that every girl hates to love. She has a spell about her that truly compels everyone to do her bidding.

This book is told by Chloe, Ruby’s younger sister. The story is written about both girls, but mostly what happens to Chloe when she is back living with her sister. Strange events start to happen. Events like: people staying in town when they didn’t belong, and people coming back even after the’ve been gone for years –London, Chloe’s class mate who she hasn’t seen in two years.

One character drove me nuts, Owen. He was always either hot, or cold. He couldn’t decide and it drove me nuts.

I absolutely loved Pete!! Ruby’s ex-boyfriend. I think deep down inside she kept him around because she loved him too but couldn’t, no wouldn’t, admit it because it was a sign of weakness. Weakness was nothing like Ruby; she is stubbornly strong willed.

Nova captures the essence of sisterhood and the price of true love between sisters in Imaginary Girls. Being far away from my sisters, this novel voiced how much I love and miss them — without the paranormal part.

This is a beautifully dark novel, I would recommend to all sisters.