eliza and her monsters by francesca zappia
my rating – 5* – 5*
‘Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.
Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.
But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.’
“You found me in a constellation.”
i think I’ve just found a new auto buy author!!!
other than the fact i’m kicking myself for taking so long to read this book, i’ve had absolutely no issues with this book, i loved everything about it!! ? i feel like this review should come with a warning about how much i’ll be gushing about what a great book this is.
i also want to say that i don’t buy hardbacks very often because i’m not money bags and they are soooo expensive, but i made an exception for this because i didn’t want to wait for the paperback to be available and ordered it straight away.
eliza is an easily relatable girl, someone who prefers the online world to the real world – i think most people have felt like this at one point in their life. i was rooting for her from the start, throughout her struggles in this book all i wanted was for her to be happy, i felt for eliza at least 50% of the book, she was just such a lovely character.
then there is wallace a special cinnamon roll who i adore. he is mysterious and silent and i was curious about him as soon as he was introduced to us. i enjoyed so much finding out more about him alongside eliza, the two make a wonderful pair and i loved it whenever the two interacted – whether it was writing on notes or actually talking i loved every bit of it.
basically this book was everything, it was a cute ya contemporary that handled tough topics such as anxiety and grief wonderfully. there are also illustratiosn throughout the books of eliza’s webcomic monstrous sea which was really nice to read.
what i’m trying to say is if you haven’t already picked it up, please, please, please do so.
buddy read with scrill, my snapchat buddy! <3
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