E-Book Deals of the Day

Three of my favorite books are on sale right now!! Eliza and Her Monsters is my favorite read of the year so far! Throne of Glass is the first in one of my all time favorite series and I absolutely adore Legend and Marie Lu (I’m reading her newest book Warcross right now and it is FANTASTIC!)

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Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she 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 as he draws her out of her shell, she 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. (Goodreads summary)

You can read my review for it here

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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.(Goodreads summary)

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After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined. (Goodreads Summary)

On sale on Kindle, Nook and iBooks!

I hope yall can snag these darlings up, they truly are some of my favorites!

Happy Reading!

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Eliza and Her Monsters – Book Review

Author: Francesca Zappia
Published: May 30th 2017 by HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health, Fandom
Rating: ★★★★★

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

33401730In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she 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 as he draws her out of her shell, she 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. (Goodreads Summary).


“She drew so many monsters that she became a monster herself.”

This book is amazing. I read it through in one sitting because I just couldn’t stop. I’m so happy Owlcrate included it in their May Comic Explosion box!

Eliza is the creator of an extremely popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea and the book provided amazing drawings and snippets from this webcomic that the author Francesca Zappia drew HERSELF! How cool! I’m hoping the author will pull a Rainbow Rowell and release a graphic novel of Monstrous Sea, I would read that in a heartbeat. Anyways back to Eliza. She has build this fandom empire from her webcomic, there are tons of people writing fanfic about it, and subscribing to the webcomic. She has an online shop with merchandise that has done so well that she doesn’t even have to worry about paying for college. She is an internet goddess going by the name of LadyConstellation. But offline and outside of her bedroom she is just weird Eliza that people steer clear of. Until she meets Wallace who is the biggest fan of Monstrous Seas and they begin the cutest of awkward friendships!

“There is a small monster in my brain that controls my doubt.
The doubt itself is a stupid thing, without sense or feeling, blind and straining at the end of a long chain. The monster though, is smart. It’s always watching, and when I am completely sure of myself, it unchains the doubt and lets it run wild. even when I know it’s coming, I can’t stop it.”

I really loved Eliza. I can relate to her so well. Well other then drawing being her outlet, I can’t draw to save my life but I do love to read, to lose myself in a story far far away from my reality. Eliza is friendless IRL (by choice), she has two close friends online that she shares everything with. She doesn’t do well in social situations and steers clear of them if she can, as someone with social anxiety I can relate and sympathize. She feels like no one understands her but her online friends. And then she meets Wallace, who also has a stressful time dealing with social situations. I loved their weird little relationship so much! Wallace helps draw Eliza out of her shell a little bit. I also loved Eliza’s younger brothers. She thinks that they don’t really like her but after her secret is released into the world they really had her back. That hit me in the feels.

I appreciate that more and more books are being written about mental illnesses. It helps to know that other suffer too, that your not alone. And it shows those who get to live a normal life what others have to deal with. That we are still people too, just with monsters we have to live with.

I loved this book so much! It might be my favorite release of the year and definitely my favorite that has come in Owlcrate! I highly recommend reading it!

 

Since Owlcrate is sending out more and more books with custom covers I will be comparing them in my reviews. The cover on the left with the green text is the original cover. The one on the left with the yellow is the Owlcrate exclusive cover. I think I like it better.

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“Fight your monsters” – Francesca Zappia

May Owlcrate – Subscription Box

My May Owlcrate’s theme was Comic Explosion!MayOwlcrate

  •   In it was a full size Funko Pop figure from@originalfunko! They sent out 7 different characters and I got Sailor Moon.
  • An exclusive zipper pull!
  • A super fun pen that has 6 colours of ink. It features cute comic artwork as well. Made by @weareooly.
  • An exclusive Wonder Woman candle handmade by the wonderful team at@diocandleco! And it smells amazing.
  • An exclusive full-colour sampler of a new comic from @imagecomics, called AFAR!
  • Super yummy coffee candies from@kafecandy!
  •  Collectible OwlCrate pin designed by@spykles
  • And the amazing book pick this month was ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by@chessiezappia! The book also had an exclusive cover, just for OwlCrate subscribers. They also included a signed bookplate, letter and original artwork from the author!

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I am so happy that Eliza and her Monsters was the pick for May! I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while now and have heard only good things about it. I also love the exclusive cover, so pretty!

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator ofMonstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, 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 pages from Eliza’s webcomic, as well as screenshots from Eliza’s online forums, this uniquely formatted book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. (goodreads summary).

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