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?
Author: Michael Okon
Publication Date: October 13, 2017
Publisher: WordFire Press
Genre: Horror, Paranormal
Great concept! I was expecting a less intense story, but instead got evil plans and carnage—and I'm not disappointed. Take Jurassic Park and replace the genetically created dinosaurs with zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and John Hammond with Vincent Konrad, and you've got Monsterland. Ian Malcolm comes to mind when he tells Hammond, "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." Yeah, that quote applies to Konrad's Monsterland as well.
It took a while to set the story up, and the action didn't get started until well into the second half, but once the characters get to Monsterland for the grand opening, the pace moves quickly with lots of twists.
The eclectic group of characters kept the story interesting. I especially enjoyed the back and forth between Wyatt and his friends about their favorite monsters and which would prevail in certain situations.
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I received an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via Rockstar Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About Michael Okon
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 unforgettable characters.
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.