Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters

eBook - 2017
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When the anonymous teen creator of a wildly popular webcomic is tempted by a school newcomer to pursue real-world relationships, everything she has worked so hard to build crumbles in the wake of their highly publicized romance. By the author of Made You Up. Simultaneous eBook.

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Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds meets Nimona in this novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. Features illustrations by the author throughout. Perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, this is the second novel by the acclaimed author of Made You Up.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza 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.

With pages from Eliza’s webcomic, as well as screenshots from Eliza’s online forums, this uniquely formatted book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.



Publisher: Greenwillow,, 2017
ISBN: 9780062290151
0062290150
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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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:
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Broken people don't hide from their monsters. Broken people let themselves be eaten.
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And I personally, refuse to be eaten

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julia_sedai
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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