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

    1. I think if you enjoyed the first book by Zappia then you should also love this one.

      Happy Reading!

  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!

    1. I think this might be a book that could work for all kinds of readers. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you will enjoy the story.

      Happy Reading!

  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.

    1. I also think that you will enjoy the story, especially because you already know about some of the plot elements and are sure that they will work for you.

      Happy Reading!




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