A review by ananyareadsbooks
Eliza and Her Monsters, by Francesca Zappia

dark emotional funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated



This book was about Eliza Mirk who draws one of the most popular webtoons on the internet, Monstrous Sea. Online, she is LadyConstellation the author of the most popular web comic and offline, she is, well - Eliza Mirk.

She is shown as this introverted personality with her only friends being online.
The plot starts when she meets Wallace Warland a.k.a rainmaker who writes Montrous Sea fanfiction and is the 2nd most popular person on her forum (after herself) and Eliza's online crush.

No one except her family in real life knows that she writes Monstrous Sea (not even Wallace) and she intends to keep it that way. Will she keep her anonymity as LadyConstellation forever or will her secret be revealed?


I honestly adored how the author displayed being an internet personality and having only internet friends. From her being 'in her space' online to her parents not understanding but still trying to help. I don't know about you (😏) but I am a sucker for a good betrayal plot and the execution was done pretty well.

Now, the writing was a little confusing but not too much. I do have a critique though~ 

SpoilerI didn't like how Warren only shows sympathy for Eliza after the betrayal when she's on the absolute BRINK of suicide. Could that asshole not feel for her earlier. And the author made it seem at one point of time that she didn't commit suicide because of how WARREN would feel?? Like HIS feelings are HER responsibility.

(thank you for the recommendation, lynn)

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