Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that bloggers are looking forward to reading.
This Week's Pick:
Title: Eliza And Her Monsters
Author: Francesca Zappia
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: May 30th, 2017
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community, and has no desire to try.
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.
Why I'm anticipating this book:
In order for me to anticipate reading YA it has to either (A) Be written by an author that is an auto-buy or (B) Has such a cute blurb that it makes me want to pick it up. In this case it's point B. How awesome does this book sound! I love when a book uses multiple types of media to tell a story. I've had Francesca Zappia's other book, Made You Up, on my TBR for a while. I'm going to have to read that before this one comes out.
What books are you most anticipating?