If you saw it, would you read it Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma #ReadOrNot
About the front:
What an awesome cover. The photographer in me immediately wants to know how the image was taken and it’s not magic. 🙂 Might be some special effects, but it actually looks like she’s underwater and the image is taken of her underwater and then simply turned clockwise 90 degrees. Doesn’t change my mind about the imagery though. The girl is pale, so I wonder if she’s dead, but her leg is tucked and her muscles bunched, so I think she’s kicking and just staring up at the surface. The red ribbon around her arm is a STARK contrast that really draws the eye, especially against the blue of the background and the red-brown of her hair. I just really like this!
Now let’s look at what the back says:
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.
Does it match? Front to Back without the in between?
So I was right about the imagery being a potential dead person. Or maybe not. 🙂 Is that the one floating in the reservoir, or is it something else? Either way, it’s drawn me in. So I am to believe that this plot is very sisterly-based and mystery-based. I like that. There is a mystery to the cover; there is a mystery to the blurb. They two definitely go well together and I’m intrigued enough to add it to my shelf!
Where I’d read it
On my comfy chair in my living room. 🙂
Will you add it to your bookshelf virtual or otherwise? Share in the comments!