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Monster Planet (Monster Island #3)

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,719 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
Set twelve years after the shambling zombie masses have overrun Manhattan, America, and the world, Monster Planet is the mind-blowing conclusion to what must be the scariest trilogy ever. Oceans of blood, scattered limbs, wanton violence, and general mayhem abound, along with revivified mummies, a Welsh sorcerer, and Wellington's signature brand of cool high-tech weaponry ...more
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Published June 22nd 2007 by Running Press (first published September 19th 2006)
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Wil Wheaton
Jul 06, 2009 Wil Wheaton rated it did not like it
Shelves: horror
I was so excited for this book, because I loved [Book: Monster Island]. Monster Island is so fantastic, I've used it as an infection vector (har) to get several of my friends who aren't into zombies to give the genre a try.

The sequel, [Book: Monster Nation], wasn't nearly as good, but was still an enjoyable romp that struck the right notes for me.

Now, there's Monster Planet, a book that, though it shares title and some characters in common with its predecessors bears little resemblance to them i
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Anna
Nov 29, 2011 Anna rated it did not like it
Recommended to Anna by: Ralph
zombie horror? WHAT zombie horror?

Remember how the 1st in this series was all about zombies and survival and being interesting?
yeah... that seems to have died somewhere along the pages of book 2.

What you get here is a giant mess of random things that don't make sense. Not even by themselves, and even less so when combined. Undead with working brains have superpowers! (we're talking comicbook villain superpowers) Characters established in previous books come back, minus their personalities! Some
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Trevor
Nov 03, 2007 Trevor rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies
Although well written, I stopped reading this, the third book of the Monster trilogy before the end. Maybe I'll try another time, but for me, for now, I felt the story spiraled off into the stratosphere.
Olethros
Oct 15, 2014 Olethros rated it liked it
-Remate a la trilogía, pero remate suave y a las manos del portero.-

Género. Narrativa Fantástica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Ayaan, ahora al frente de las unidades paramilitares, y Sarah, hija de Dekalb, junto a un grupo de otros supervivientes, están en Egipto buscando lugares que ofrezcan más suministros y mejores oportunidades de supervivencia que Somalia, pero pronto descubren que hay grupos de necrófagos que, además de estar organizados, se mueven con personas vivas y armadas entre ellos. Y es que e
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Robert
May 10, 2011 Robert rated it it was ok
Shelves: zombie
Good Lord! What have you been eating?
Taco Bell. Why do you want to help me put the wallpaper back up?

I am sorry folks but this one stinks. And it is not the smell of the undead that did it in. I know it has been a while since I read the second book in this trilogy and that did not help. It took me a while to figure out who was who and what the hell was going on here. I read a lot of series and usually am able to catch up within about a chapter. Here I was playing catch up almost the entire way t
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Patrick D'Orazio
Nov 05, 2010 Patrick D'Orazio rated it really liked it
Monster Planet completes David Wellington's zombie trilogy. A trilogy that became more and more supernatural as it went on and in this book we are treated to a story that steps away from the traditional zombie tale far more than the previous efforts. Monster Island and Monster Nation could only hint at the extent that magic would end up playing in this culmination of this saga.
The story takes place twelve years after the zombie plague began and most humans have been wiped out. We are reintroduc
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Imogen
Aug 31, 2008 Imogen rated it really liked it
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Brendan
Jun 22, 2009 Brendan rated it really liked it
In some ways, Monster Planet takes the most ambitious bite of Wellington's three novels. It also veers furthest from the classic zombie archetypes that we saw at the beginning of the series. In this world, some 12 years after the outbreak began, there are a number of zombies who have kept their higher brain functions (usually through mechanical means like a crash cart) after crossing over, and these lichs usually have magical powers, such as the ability to control the other zombies, physical def ...more
Imani P
Nov 07, 2015 Imani P rated it did not like it
There was just too much going on. Instead of a strong finish to tie all of this together it was just...a mess. It's been a while since I've read the last book and unfortunately I still can't get over how much it disappointed me compared to the other two books. Honestly, I just felt like there was too much action not enough character development, and of course it's a zombie book with a mummy twist I found pretty cool but then it just got stupid. I found myself trudging through the book and giving ...more
Alex Bergonzini
Aug 20, 2015 Alex Bergonzini rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
He vuelto a perder el tiempo con esta tercera entrega. Vale, uno acepta la fantasía que el autor es capaz de crear en sus historias, aceptas cada una de las locuras como algo que tiene un fin sobre la historia y que poco a poco se irá desvelando. Pero esta fantasía roza más el estado etílico que intentar transmitir una historia.

Comienza bien el libro, te hace ilusión ver como ha tejido los personajes para llevarlos a este libro, incluso te emocionas sabiendo que ha dejado la forma del segundo li
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Ralph Pulner
Aug 01, 2016 Ralph Pulner rated it it was amazing
Liches are the best. A great ending to the trilogy.
Kissu
Mar 13, 2016 Kissu rated it liked it
Me encantó cómo unió los hilos del primer libro y del segundo, eso fue excelente. Sin embargo, el final no me convenció. ¿Sarah se va a quedar en medio de la nada con Omán el resto de su vida sólo porque no puede lidiar con la vida? (si es así, entonces no entiendo por qué "salvó" el mundo; además, ¿no debe encontrar a Gary o algo así?). No entiendo muy bien por qué los lich tenían algún poder (o sea, mediante qué mecanismo) ni por qué Nilla se volvió tan poderosa (cosa de Mael, supongo, pero no ...more
Chet
Mar 05, 2015 Chet rated it did not like it
What? I couldn't get through more than 30 pages of this book. It reads like the novelization of a bad video game. Not only is it ridiculous and poorly written, but it also doesn't make any sense. Zombies with using mind control? Zombies performing surgeries and experiments? Mummies?! What?! I feel dumber for having read just a bit of this. I don't even want to give this book to Goodwill because I might be contributing to some poor soul picking it up and reading it. How is has anywhere close to a ...more
Meg McGregor
Jul 03, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and spent four nights reading it, sometumes jumping at sounds outside, wondering if the undead were coming for me.

Then I would laugh at my foolishness and go back to reading one of the scariest zombie apocalypse books I have ever read.

The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I don't fully understand the ending. I won't spoil it here but if the author could explain the last couple if paragraphs I would appreciate it.

Was it all for nothing? Is there no way
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Andy Phillips
Oct 03, 2014 Andy Phillips rated it liked it
Shelves: zombies
This is the third and (hopefully) final instalment of the 'Monster' series, following on from 'Monster Island' and 'Monster Nation'. The first book was great - it had all the things that a good zombie story should have and a couple of twists. The second book was hardly related to the first, but also enjoyable in its own right. I assumed that the third book would bring the two together and form some sort of conclusion. In a way it does, but to be honest you could skip 'Monster Nation' and not mis ...more
Jason
Mar 02, 2011 Jason rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, read-2011
4 Stars

I really enjoyed this series. It is well written, quite creative, and full of undead fun.

This being the third and last book of the series is by far the one that has the most supernatural things taking place. It is a violent, bloody, and at times gory coming together of all three major story lines. This book takes place 12 years after the last one and we find that Sarah is the main focus of this one.

I loved the plot twists. Gary and Dekalb will be very memorable. Nilla was my favorite char
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Danielle
I think Wellington did a good job tying up the loose ends. I also think he was watching Star Wars Attack of the Clones while he was writing this. There was a quick showdown between Aayan and some wizard that was very reminiscent of the showdown between Yoda and Count Dooku. Also he really likes talking about the source and how you can use the energy around you *cough*The Force*cough*. Still it wasn't a bad story. I was hoping for a different ending. I think it was a little soft...no not soft, bu ...more
KareBare
Jun 11, 2008 KareBare rated it it was amazing
I was very excited to see what new plot twists were in store for me when I began reading Monster Planet, and that excitement held out to the very last sentence. David Wellington did an amazing job of neatly wrapping up all of the loose ends at what seemed to be the last possible moment. (Keeping me guessing how the book would end.) The reintroduction to characters thought long gone from the two previous Monster books, (Monster Island and Monster Nation), was terribly exciting. I can honestly say ...more
Ritz
Entretenida Trilogía que empieza un mes después del apocalipsis zombie y abarca 12 años después.

Wellington introduce nuevos parámetros en el imaginario del universo de los muertos vivientes: *****SPOILER argumental menor***** zombies que piensan y pueden comunicarse; externando así el conflicto -hasta ahora no explorado- de la conciencia de estar muerto y seguir en movimiento.

En las novelas de Wellington nos apartamos de la trillada trama de la humanidad sobreviviente que saca a relucir que el
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Karl Drinkwater
Mar 09, 2012 Karl Drinkwater rated it really liked it
David Wellington's 'monster' series is made up of: Monster Island, Monster Nation and Monster Planet. I had bought them on a day trip to that world of books, Haye-on-Wye. Together they make up an interesting and innovative take on the zombie apocalypse genre. If you like this kind of escapist fiction then I really recommend this trilogy, and I should add that any of the books can be read standalone, though obviously reading them all does add some extra context.

Monster Planet ties up the trilogy,
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Edward H. Busse, III
May 12, 2013 Edward H. Busse, III rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-owned
NO SPOILERS!! Please know that this is my personal opinion and that I'm not speaking for all of readers. OK - I read Monster Island (5 stars)...I read Monster Nation (3.5 stars)...and I've rated Monster Planet with 3 stars. The primary reason for the decreasing ratings is the increasing amount of extraordinary mental/ESP abilities of the "undead" and living characters. I just felt like Mr. Wellington was trying to do too much with the story as the trilogy progressed - too many characters...too m ...more
Matthew
Mar 08, 2010 Matthew rated it really liked it
Shelves: done, zombie-books
i'm soo stoked that i picked up wellington's first monster book and now that i'm through with the trilogy i'm more than satiated. the ending was a good ending to the trilogy full of sadness and hope for the future and it suprised me to the point of not being a stereotypical zombie book. wellington's writing surpasses what i expected from this trilogy when i started out reading monster island and i'm very pleased i stuck with it. fans who haven't read this trilogy should definitely start, it's a ...more
C.V. Hunt
Oct 23, 2011 C.V. Hunt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
It all comes down to this – Monster Planet. This book is the finale to David Wellington’s zombie trilogy, and being a fan, and having read his vampire series, he has yet to disappoint.

I wondered over to Amazon to get the info for this book, and noticed that the reviews were all over the board. I will admit it – this isn’t your traditional zombie series. There are some readers that hardcore when it comes to monsters, and don’t care to deviate from the hardened fast rules of what each monster is
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Joseph Barnes
Apr 30, 2013 Joseph Barnes rated it liked it
Love this series. Things are getting a little TOO weird for me though. The Cast of Characters are really freaky. Set twelve years after the shambling zombie masses have overrun Manhattan, America, and the world, Monster Planet is the mind-blowing conclusion to what must be the scariest trilogy ever. Oceans of blood, scattered limbs, wanton violence, and general mayhem abound, along with revivified mummies, a Welsh sorcerer, and Wellington's signature brand of cool high-tech weaponry and sly humo ...more
Chella LaNiece
Apr 22, 2011 Chella LaNiece rated it it was amazing
All of our surviving characters from Wellington's first 2 novels in this series are back. It has been 12 years since the mission to NYC for life sustaining medical supplies and medicine and not much is left of the world. DeKalb's daughter, Sarah, is helping fight zombies in Africa by using special powers she has learned from a ghost. Ayaan, who was on the medical mission to NYC is now the leader of the girl warriors (now close to 30) and she is abducted by a new breed of zombie. Sarah must then ...more
Colleen
Jun 24, 2008 Colleen rated it it was ok
Shelves: zombies
I read the first one and hated it (even though I couldn't stand it, I still appreciate the fresh look the author takes at the strangely dull zombie genre). Swore I'd never read him again and then this book was foisted upon me by a relative (the 3rd and final book).

Still not enthused but I'm glad I read it. Themes of the first book that I dismissed totally (liches, magic, the Source thing) were fleshed out a bit better and I took a tad more seriously. But eh...not going to read the second one or
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Leif Anderson
For the first time in this series, I felt a little let down by the ending. There was a really big climactic scene, with some plucking on the heart strings, but overall, the ending here just didn't amaze me like the first two books in the series. It left me feeling unresolved. Also, the story seemed to move in fits and starts, taking too long in some places, then making a jump that seemed too fast.

With that said, there were several really good moments, and there was a lot more of that moral ambig
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Tony Lieu
Nov 27, 2011 Tony Lieu rated it really liked it
Monster Planet is one unique and special book I have ever read. It has an amazing storyline that is exciting and fun to read. Every page of the book has action everywhere. It’s a zombie thriller that makes every other book sound lame. The epic storyline is an amazing part of the book. It takes you everywhere, from Russia to New York. Each place has an incredible description of the environment, but the best part of the book is the non-stop action it comes with.
This book has some unique and amaz
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Shelley Welch
Jan 23, 2016 Shelley Welch rated it it was ok
I was about half way through this book when I realized I just didn't care anymore. The first book in the series was slow, but good enough to read the second. The second was by far the best. And by the time I got to the third, I didn't even need to find out how it ended.
Splitsurround
Apr 09, 2014 Splitsurround rated it really liked it
I really appreciated the uniqueness of this "zombie" trilogy- it's not even really about zombies by the time you get done with it. It's true what others say about this book- it starts off a bit murky, and I actually was considering giving up on it. But then it turned a corner and I was hooked. One thing's for sure- this series would make a GREAT HBO series. Get on it, boys. But read this trilogy if you have any interest in the post apocalyptic genre. It's solid.
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David Wellington is a contemporary American horror author, best known for his Zombie trilogy as well as his Vampire series and Werewolf series. His books have been translated into eleven langauges and are a global phenomenon.

His career began in 2004 when he started serializing his horror fiction online, posting short chapters of a novel three times a week on a friend’s blog. Response to the projec
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