Eliza and her Monsters review
Pages: 385 pages
Published: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
5 out of 5 stars
Eliza and her Monsters is the story about a girl called Eliza Mirk. In real life, Eliza is extremely shy, awkward and Quest but online she lives the life the anonymous creator of webcomic Monstrous Sea under the name LadyConstellation. When she meets Wallace, the new boy at school and a huge fan of her comic, her life takes a turn.
The characters have been build up wonderfully and all got some time to be fleshed out without it being overwhelming, resulting in great relationships with both her family and romantically. Eliza’s anxiety and shyness are very relatable and make you fall in love with her, even after eventually everything goes to shit. Wallace is an incredibly sweet guy that clearly struggles with his past, and found an outlet of his feelings in Monstrous Sea.
The book has little pages and paragraph of the comic all through it, making you feel engrossed in it and understand where it’s about without making it overwhelming. and while it’s a completely separate story, it truly feels like the little bits of the comic belong in the story. Francesca Zappia was able to find a perfect balance between the story and little bits of Monstrous Sea, making me engrossed in it without taking away from the actual book.
All in all was this a cute, quick and very relatable contemporary to read,! I loved the romance and the little bits of Monstrous Sea all over the book. I’d recommend this to everyone in the mood for a cute contemporary with a great romance!