Book Review: Monsterland

Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

Rating4 Nerd Girl Rating

Author: Michael Phillip Cash

Genre: Horror/Fantasy/Young Adult

Pages: 284

Publisher: Self-published

Buy it : Amazon

First Line: The sky was a sparkling, powder blue, mosquitoes droned lazily over the tepid water, frogs croaked messages while they sunbathed on waxy lily pads.

Blurb from Goodreads: 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?

 

Review:

**Received this novel from NetGalley for an honest review**

This was suggested to me by a friend on Goodreads. Of course, it had everything that I love. Werewolves, Zombies, and (my favorite) Vampires! So of course I had to check it out. The whole book was such an interesting concept and something I could see happening in real life…you know, as soon as we find out that werewolves and vampires exist. I would never actually go to the Monsterland theme park. I don’t even go to Zoos or the circus. I just don’t like the idea of things being in captivity, unless they are criminals and need to be kept away from the rest of the population.

Sorry, for the rant.

I enjoyed this book. The whole time I was reading it I was setting on the edge of my seat, just waiting for sh** to hit the fan.

Overall, it was a fun read, but the ending just seemed lacking. I felt like there could have been a little more to the ending, maybe a little more insight to what happens to the survivors. Maybe even a quick glance a year or so later, to see how everyone is coping.

As I said, I liked the book, but I felt that it was unfinished. I’m still giving it a 4 star rating because it is such an original idea and almost believable. It wasn’t so much scary as it was thought provoking. And thought provoking is always a good thing.

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