Book Title: Monsterland by Michael Okon
Category: YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 234 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Horror
Publisher: Wordfire Press
Release date: October 2017
Tour dates: Feb 3 to Feb 21, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: There is some violence, blood and gore.
Welcome to Monsterland, the scariest place on earth.
When world markets are decimated by a crippling plague, philanthropist,
and billionaire businessman, Vincent Konrad decides to place monsters in
a theme park setting to promote education and tolerance. Copper Valley
is chosen as the primary site for the park in the United States.
Wyatt Baldwin, a high school senior is dying to go to the opening and
when he lands special passes to the park, he and his friends are
expecting the experience of a lifetime.
After all, in a theme park where real zombies, werewolves, and vampires are the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?
World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications
are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town
to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government
about a traitor-in-chief. During his journey he discovers a new threat
released from the bowels of the defunct theme park.When an army of
relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid
reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will
I am going to start this review with a disclaimer that if you haven’t read the first one there could be spoilers. Also, I didn’t plan my books well and reading this after coming away from The Stand that bored me to tears another apocalyptic style book wasn’t what I was in the mood for and could alter my thoughts on this book. 🙁
I won’t lie that about about 80 pages in I was about to throw in the towel as it just wasn’t interesting me, but I told myself to give it a bit more time and I am glad I did because once Wyatt and the gang started getting shot at it picked up. 🙂
So this one starts pretty close after what happened in Monsterland. It seems the world is in a bit of chaos because the world leaders where at the Monsterland theme parks when the monsters revolted and started killing everyone. Wyatt and his friend volunteer to go and try and find out what is going on in a nearby town and that is when things get interesting.
It seems that the evil Vincent had a plan B set up incase things went bad with his first plan to take over the world and now this one involves mummies and a bunch of ooze that pretty much disintegrates you!
I really like Wyatt and most of his friends but of course there is that one person that you just really want to die and there was no exception in this group.
Overall, I thought this was a pretty decent follow up to Monsterland even if I thought it had a bit of a slow start. If you like theme park disaster type books then I would suggest you read the first book in this series then give this one a try.
Book Playlist – love this. I’m a music playlist aficionado and have been making book playlists for years. Here is the real playlist I made while writing Monsterland.
- Nude with Boots by Melvins
- Welcome to This World by Primus
- The Face by Clutch
- Breathing Lightning by Anthrax
- Sail On, Sailor by The Beach Boys
- Holiday in Cambodia by Dead Kennedys
- Where Eagles Dare by The Misfits
- I Don’t Want to Grow Up by The Ramones
- Born on the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater
- Hero of the Day by Metallica
- When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
- The ‘In’ Crowd by Dobie Gray
- Civilized Worm by Melvins
Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple
genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and
self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in
English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming
from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has
been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being
his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw
The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through
Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a
sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island
with his wife and children.
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