Thursday, December 20, 2012

Imaginary Girls

Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. After a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers a dead body floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away—away from home, away from Ruby.

But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns home at last, she finds a precarious and deadly balance waiting for her. 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 want to slap myself for even reading this book really. I literally surrendered. I’m done with this! Not interesting enough, boring! Not clear! Sooo boring! I had yawned a couple of times just because I really tried reading until now I’m still trying to read it until the last page. I want to understand what is it really with Ruby. I even went back to reading it and then…look, I’m so disappointed!! What I did: I put the book down, flipped it through, read a bit of this bit of chapter here and there. Read the very last chapter. Skipped. Go back to read it again. Stopped. Read it. Skipped pages. Then… Blegh!!

I’m so into the cover, it’s so beautiful. The photography underwater—perfect! Love it! That’s probably my only love that’ll give the book seriously. I considered not giving a star but maybe 1 star will do just for the stunning cover.

I am confused about Ruby’s super phenomenal power whatever power she has and can manipulate people or something. Lure them, I guess. It’s weird. How’d she get it and… I don’t think it was revealed to the readers either. I can’t. I don’t like Imaginary Girls! NO! SO disappointed though the author is really good, creative but somehow something still missing that wasn’t I expected. Yeah, it was creepy that wants you to crawl back under your bed kind of mystery/thrill/horror… But really, it wasn’t what I thought the book was. It’s not the book for me with this I don’t even know riddles, hidden messages. The whole story is just—confusing it got me headache already.

Ruby, she is the kind of elder sister that I don’t want to listen to, not all the time. She’s pretty rude. One thing, I like about her will probably be taking care of Chloe. But I guess she does it differently and for me, it’s so terrifying clueless of what she wants and it’s so disturbing, in my opinion, of them both. Chloe worshipping her sister goddess like Ruby is the only living person revolving around her space and time. She’s loyal as if she has no mind of her own that makes decisions herself. It’s always Ruby she’s listening to and her advices and warnings. Precautions about boys, just about maybe every thing and stuffs.

I actually thought that maybe to answer Ruby’s ‘power’ is because she’s a siren. Who would have thought? Yep, that’s a wild guess that’s all. Possible though. Or she is a ghost like London. Who knows. And I noticed that when Chloe does something or about to do or did something, Ruby will potentially always be on her head like Ruby’s the mastermind and like Ruby has given her the list precautions of everything she’s about to do right then.

From my understanding though i still have no idea what’s the book talking about, is that at the end of the book, what Ruby did to Owen when he was London happened to Chloe with Ruby taking the keys to her car and let Ruby handled the driving. And maybe before they even get to town, Chloe was one of them like London and Ruby and Olive.

That’s all I would say, my opinions—sucks I had read this book. SO not the book I had imagined it would be. Bad for my taste. 1 star.

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