Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Cover Lust Tuesday (a day late) Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

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First of all, happy leap day!

I know this one has been out for a while, but this cover is flipping awesome. I based my entire art project on it - people in suspension (air, water...well, actually just air and water). There's something quite unnerving about this cover. It's haunting and beautiful, and although I haven't read the book, discovering this cover has really tempted me.

Just want to add, I know I've been neglecting my weekly posts, but I have A LOT of art and English coursework. Such is life. I'll try and keep up, though.

So what's your opinions of this cover? If you haven't read it or read the blurb/summary, what would you guess the book was about, based on this cover?


  1. I have absolutely no idea what the book could be about, but the cover is stunning, and I would pick it up and read it based on that picture alone.

    Who says you shouldn't judge a book by its cover lol!

    1. And Elena Kalis' other photos are beautiful too - especially her Alice in Wonderland shoot :)

  2. I'm not sure what I expected when I began reading Imaginary Girls, but the book ended up being so unique and completely different from anything I've ever read before.

    Though the relationship between Chloe and Ruby is complex, intense and, at times, a bit disturbing, their love for one another is also very apparent. Having practically raised her, Ruby has a special pull over Chloe and yet it becomes very clear that Ruby is equally dependent on her younger sister, willing to do the unthinkable -- the impossible -- for her. We see the strange power Ruby has over their town, but it's her relationship with Chloe that moves the story forward, revealing just how far she's ready to go and the sacrifices she's willing to make to protect her. As Ruby's secrets and hidden layers are brought to the surface, Chloe does show moments of uncertainty, but her loyalty to her sister always wins out.