Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Waited on by: Sam
Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea's biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, 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 illustrations from Eliza’s webcomic, as well as screenshots from Eliza’s online forums and snippets of Wallace's fanfiction, this uniquely formatted book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.
First and foremost, I want to bask in the glory that is the cover of this book.
I was definitely attracted to this book because of the amazing cover. I saw it and I had to know more about it. Then, I saw who wrote the book. Zappia's last book, Made You Up , is such an incredible book, I only had high hopes for this one. Finally, I read the synopsis, and I was all in.
A shy outsider, who finds her voice online, suddenly finds her two worlds colliding. This can be an epic masterpiece if done well, and I trust Zappia to bring this premise to its fullest potential. And, well, monsters and mixed formats are some of my favorite things.