Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062290137
Branch Call Number: YF ZAPPI-F
Characteristics: iv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Eliza & Her Monsters


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Oct 23, 2017

This book will stay with me for a long while. I haven't read anything close to the nature of Eliza and Her Monsters. The whole thing was good...to an extent. At first, I was just stuck at the beginning because it was going by soo slowly. Then I got into it and finished it in less than 24 hours lol. Usually, I get attached to the guy in the couple and forget about the girl. However, here, I love Eliza and Wallace as a team. I can't imagine them not together because they're soo meant for each other. I can relate to Eliza with the whole being stuck online to an extent. Her Monstrous Sea is my GoodReads...Yes, its probably weird but it's like a reflex I have, checking my notifications and all these discussions and threads. It isn't good and I will work on it...just maybe later. Anyways though, this book lacked much action which was why it didn't get my full 5-stars. I felt that the climax was a bit weak. Like, ok yes, I understand that the whole world found out but still. I love the part when her brothers show their parents exactly what they've done. There are tons of parts of the book that I can comment on but then I will go on forever so I'll leave you with my favorite quote as of now:
Broken people don't hide from their monsters. Broken people let themselves be eaten.
And I personally, refuse to be eaten

Sep 26, 2017

Overall, I liked it. But for some reason I just can't bring myself to give it more than 3 stars.

I liked the characters and the plot. Eliza's conversations with her online friends were awesome. I loved Wallace. The end was depressing.

Anyway, I was intrigued by the webcomic. I took a look at the website. There's a few teaser things there (www.monstroussea.com). I feel like it is something I would have loved when I was a teenager. I was really into webcomics back then.

Recommended for teenagers and anyone who is at least slightly geeky.

Cynthia_N Sep 23, 2017

Eliza is the creator of a web comic called Monstrous Seas but only a select few people know it. She meets Wallace and awkwardness and romance follow. A great book about finding your comfort zone and how sometimes life will shove you out of it but you can (with time and effort) spread the boundaries and be happy. Just what I needed to read! This was a fast feel-good one!


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