27 June 2017

Eliza and her Monsters - Franscesca Zappia (intense and more serious than I was hoping for)

contemporary young adult
themes are coming of age, online world, fandoms/fanfiction, first love and mental issues
so a lot!
I was super excited to read the book
the story sounded special
intense and cute at the same time
then I recently read some reviews on the book
and realised
that the focus on mental issues could be stronger than I was hoping for
and to be honest that's just not my favourite topic for a fiction book
I prefer reading about more serious issues in non-fiction novels
because I started to doubt if the book would be perfect for me
I ended up getting the ebook version of it
I once again loved the author's writing style
its what had already amazed me in Zappia's first novel "Made you up"
I also enjoyed that the story portrayed the issues
of living in the online world
and forgetting how to handle the world outside of it
that's something that fascinates me
I thought that the two main characters were both interesting
and I enjoyed reading about them
but at times I couldn't believe in their emotions
I actually thought that the secondary characters were at times more real
than the main ones
I was hoping for a light-hearted story
and had to realise
that that's not what Franscesca Zappia is writing
which is of course totally fine
but just not perfect for me. 


  1. I absolutely loved Zappia's debut Made You Up so I am so glad to hear this is just as good. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

  2. This isn’t the type of book I’d normally read, but I’m curious about the fanfiction/webcomic aspects of it. I’m looking forward to reading it soon.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. I am so psyched for this book so it sucks you didn't enjoy it more. I was aware of the focus on mental issues with this book so I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it but good to be aware, I suppose.




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