Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth. All guests can interact with real vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by an actual werewolf on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville. Wyatt Baldwin, a high school student and life-long movie buff is staring bleakly at a future of flipping burgers. Due to a fortuitous circumstance, Wyatt and his friends are invited to the star-studded opening of Monsterland. In a theme park full of real vampires, werewolves and zombies, what could possibly go wrong?
I am giving Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash 3/5 stars.
If you like Jurassic Park, monsters, and somewhat dystopian California then Monsterland is for you.
Right off the bat, I was drawn to Monsterland by the premise of the story. A Jurassic Park type theme park filled with some of the baddest monsters in pop culture Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies…count me in! Sadly as I read, I found myself drawing back my excitement.
Monsterland is a quick fun read, that has a little something for everyone whether it is action, monsters, a little romance, you name it, Monsterland has it. That is something I quite enjoyed about the story, it appeals to a wide audience.
My biggest issue is that the story didn’t read well as a novel, it felt more like a script for a teen horror movie. This made it so the story felt very repetitive when it starts describing the same exhibits over and over each time they appear throughout the novel, and also made the novel move at a slower pace for me. The slow pace really killed this novel for me, especially since it goes from the slow pace to this quick ending to wrap it all up. I honestly felt that there could of been this amazing ending, but Cash just did everything so fast that I felt gipped of a great ending.
About the Author:
Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He’s written eleven books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist, Monsterland and Battle for Darracia series.
Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming kids in the background.