Review of Monsterland

Posted November 5, 2015 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 11 Comments

Review of MonsterlandMonsterland by Michael Phillip Cash
Genres: Horror
Published by Create Space Pages: 284
Format: eBook
Source: Bought

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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?

First Line

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

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What I thought of this book

Monsterland is about a crazy guy who builds several monster attractions throughout the world. He has put werewolves, vampires and zombies in an attraction. It had a sort of Jurassic Park vibe as you know something is going to go horrible wrong.

Wyatt thinks that Vincent Conrad is the greatest thing, he is the guy behind Monsterland. His stepfather can’t stand him and thinks there is something not right about the man.  Wyatt and his friends get passes to go to Monsterland on opening day though Carter nor his mom really want them to go. Carter has to go as he will be on duty and protecting the President while he is in the attraction.

Carter goes ahead and lets them go though he really doesn’t want them there, but he figured things would be okay. Things start out okay but you get chapters about the monsters and they are not real happy about being there and have plans for escape.

Things went a little different that I was thinking but it was still a decent read.

Wyatt is pretty cool, he doesn’t really belong with the weird crowd but being new at school they were the ones that befriended him. He has a crush on Jade who is dating Nolan a horrible Bully. He is the guy in the horror movie that you hope gets ate! 🙂 His brother Josh is just that annoying little brother that you want to smack. Melvin is extremely weird and what happens with him really just seems to fit him. Howard is the guy I wanted to scream at the most because he has this girl Keisha who really likes him and he just keeps being ignorant of the fact and you want to slap him. Out of all the characters I think Wyatt was the most level headed and the one I liked the best.

I think I was hoping for more action and nothing really happens till about the last 30% of the book, so to me the beginning was a tad boring. I know there has to be a build up to the action but I just was hopping for more action…lol. It seem to have a everyone should be treated equal theme going on throughout it and it also shows there are other types of monsters besides the three featured.

It’s my first novel by this author and I liked it enough to try another one of his so if you are into horror that is not real scary (or at least not to me) then give this one a try.

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11 responses to “Review of Monsterland

  1. Glad you at least enjoyed it. I really liked Wyatt too. I could see this being one of those cheesy movies on the SyFy which you don’t want to admit you like, but secretly do. I will be reading more from the author too and really have no excuse because after I did my interview with him on my blog, his publishing company sent me copies of everything he has ever written.

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I liked it and I want to try some of his other books. You are so lucky to have been given all of them! 🙂 They must have really appreciated you interviewing him. 🙂

    • Stormi

      It was interesting but just different than what I had in mind, I think if I wasn’t already thinking something else going in I might have liked it more…lol.

  2. I have seen this book around but was a little holding myself back till I see a review on it of somebody I know. I as you expected it to be an action packed book, I am sorry it was not a case. Plus, it looks to me like a great halloween type of read judging by the cover but if it is not scary…I don’t know. I think I won’t read it any time soon, thank you for sharing your thoughts! Great review, helped me make a decision very much 🙂

    HannahCassie @

    • Stormi

      It’s what I get for thinking to much about the blurb and thinking it was going to be going in a different direction than it did. 🙂 I still think it’s a good read for Halloween and want to try his other books.

    • Stormi

      Yeah, there was a lot of build up before the action happened, it did have an unexpected twist to the ending though. 🙂

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed it Stormi. I think the reason I felt more about this one was I was looking for something different. I didn’t want the whole book to be screaming and running and dying. LOL And you know me, it’s all about the characters.

  4. It sounds like Monsterland had a good premise, but that maybe the execution lacked a little bit? I’m glad you enjoyed Wyatt – if there is at least one character you enjoy reading about, it makes everything else better (at least a little bit) too 🙂
    Have a fantastic Friday, Stormi 😀

  5. First thing I thought when I saw the cover was Jurassic Park. It’s a shame it didn’t have more action. I think a Jurassic Park with werewolves, vampires and the like would be really interesting. I might still check it out sometime. Great review.

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