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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
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Paperback, 223 pages
Published 2015 by Create Space
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♛Tash
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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."

How is this even a good idea for a theme park? The logistics, the overhead expenses and hazard pay are probably through the roof. Not only that, the safety regulations must be ridiculous. Haven't we learned anything from Jurassic Park?

Oh yes I'm here to review, and not
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Will we ever get tired of the need for bigger, better, more shocking and more entertainment when seeking our next theme park vacation? Back in the day, a small traveling circus was thrilling. Then larger, permanent entertainment venues sprouted. Disneyland, then Disney World, and on and on. W
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Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
Welcome to Jurassic Park Monsterland!
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The comparison is just too hard to resist. Why? Because Monsterland feels like a madman's attempt to show off creatures that better stay forgotten (hidden?!).

The story is pretty interesting, and it revolves around Wyatt Baldwin and his friends. They have the opportunity to visit this famous park on its opening night. And ever since they enter the park, I keep looking out for T-Rex to make an appearance.

The park consists of the Werewolf River Run, Vampire Vill
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Heena Rathore P.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

It was the entrance to the Auschwitz death camp.

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The story line of Monsterland is really unique, fresh and, I must admit, quite chilling (esp. the werewolf part.)
It's not scary in the literal sense as such but it does gives the chills at more than one occasion. The descriptions are wildly realistic and the images they paint is worth all the time and money spent on this book. I felt that I was
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Laura Thomas
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The blurb ends with this question, “What could possibly go wrong?” Well, plenty can and does.

The zombie apocalypse has come and gone, for the most part. People now know vampires and werewolves exist.

Zombies are in camps, kept contained for our and their protection.

The vampires live in poverty, struggling just to exist as their numbers dwindle towards extinction.

And the werewolves live deep in the swamps and jungles, trying to avoid man at all costs.

When one man’s vision offers all of these being
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Emma
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book.

The premise is brilliant- vampires, werewolves, and zombies in a Disney-esque theme park. What's not to like about that? The characterisation of these groups is fresh and logical- humans are always going to be the most dangerous creatures. The plot, too, is silly and fun, a B movie teen thriller.

My main issue was the writing style: it was stilted, repetitive, basic, and constantly pulled my mind out of the story. It read more like a script than a novel. For me,
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Bandit
Nov 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read horror as much as I used to, but there was something irresistible about this one. It just sounded like so much fun from cover to title and it actually was. Oodles of fun. Unapologetically B horror sort of fun, creature feature with teens. Over the top, all the way, with a cheer. Because creating ghettos is a terrible idea and ghettoizing monsters isn't only amoral, it's very, very dangerous, although, of course, the real terrors here are of a distinctly more traditional homo sapien ...more
Lyn
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked Monsterland but I wanted to like it a lot more.

The premise is really cool – a theme park with zombies, vampires and werewolves. Sure it’s a blatant copy of Jurassic Park, but so what? It sounds fun.

But how do you do it? Like a B movie spoof, over the top corny but fun? Make it loveably campy with a sequel and a series in the makes? A YA adventure with some romance thrown in? Or a black comedy, scary as hell but with an evil wink and nod? Or play it straight – a horror book with a dark so
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M.M. Hudson
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I made the mistake of reading this book, albeit in one sitting while it was dark out and only a bit of light from my lamp shining. In fact, throughout reading this book, I often gasped and had to catch my breath.

I would not go far as to say this was a complete blood and guts book, but it did have its share of horror in it but not enough to make me want to stop reading it.

I was able to figure out a couple of twists in the book early on, but that did not give away the meat of the book nor again,
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Jessica
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars on my blog. 4 stars here because it is more 4 than 3.

My Thoughts:

It is Monsterland's grand opening. This opening is a big deal because the town where it is located was about to go belly up. It is an opportunity to bring in much needed money and tourists. 

It was rather predictable. A group of teenagers are given opening day tickets for the park after one of the "geeks" does a good deed for a homeless vagrant. This vagrant turns out to be the owner of the park who just looked like a vagr
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Margie Takala
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Monsterland is a fun book filled with zombies, werewolves, and vampires. It is a good mix of humor and gore, as well as some meaningful human relationships and family issues. The book also touches on some deeper subjects,such as politics and the value of life itself. Very fast moving, tension-filled storyline. Those who like this genre will particularly enjoy this book.
Philip Bailey
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Is it conceivable? Probably not. But every time I read a Michael Phillip Cash novel it gives me pause, the “what if” scenario, food for thought. For starters I thought the small town named in Montana was in Egypt. What do I know? Vampires, weir wolves, and zombies all nonexistent, right. Perhaps the current trend in movies and televised shows will lead some people into acting the part. I do not do movies or watch television other than the news so I am going by hearsay. But consider the existence ...more
Melissa ownsbey
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
scary cover
all my favorite kinda monsters
in this book
I was hooked
one of the parts I liked best was on the bottom of page 92
an all of page 93
not a lot of blood and gore in this book but enough to
make me happy
I loved all the bloody parts and the pople who got bitr
Lisa Mandina
Nov 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I was lucky enough to win a copy of this in a giveaway. It was a very quick read, nothing really different from what I expected, basically exactly the type of story you'd expect from the title. I feel there were some things that were missed that could have definitely added to the story, but it did feel just like a horror movie would be, the way the things were missing was like what might be missing from a movie compared to the book.

There were parts of the story told from different viewpoints, b
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Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends) Shealy

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"The gate loomed before them. The first thing he noticed was the "Monsterland" logo, a large M in the center of the vampire teeth. Wyatt looked up, spying iron letters barely visible in an arc overhead, the letters shaped with black metal. Wyatt stared up at the entrance, his mouth dry. He had wanted so badly to go, all these months, plotting and planning a way to be able to attend, yet the sign pulled at a distant memory. The giant lettering cast an aweso
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Jalynn Patterson
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:
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
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Melanie Adkins
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A new park is opening. It's called Monsterland. This one is unique. There aren't games or many rides, but there is still some fun. The man behind the park simply wants to put vampires, werewolves and zombies in a place where they can study them. You'll be able to interact with them as well. The opening night is a star studded event and Vincent and his friends were lucky enough to get VIP tickets. A couple of his friends couldn't wait to get there. Vincent wasn't so sure about this place. Somethi ...more
William J.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Michael Phillip Cash has once again earned himself a 5 star rating with his newest novel, Monsterland. I have been a fan since reading The Flip, Stillwell, The After House, Witches Protection Program, and Pokergeist. Michael Phillip Cash is an excellent storyteller who draws you in to visualize exactly what is going on in his novels. Monsterland is a fast moving novel filled with horror, humor, and gore. It also involves family issues, human relationships, politics and the meaning of life. Wyatt ...more
Marie
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: xmasdolly, top-shelf
This is normally not my cup of tea, but I like Mr. Cash's way of putting a story across. His type of writing is like I can put myself write into the story as if I were watching a movie. Total fantasy yes... but yet he makes it so real as if you would pick your head up and you would see yourself right in the story. I will add never read one of his books in a doctor's office. While waiting for my appointment I had gasped and the nurse hurried to my side and asked if I was alright, and all I did wa ...more
Julie Gerber
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! One of the best Michael Cash books so far. It's Goonies meets Jurassic Park. The group of kids are typical teens that have been offered the chance of a lifetime. They are invited to a new kind of theme park unlike any you've imagined, created by a shady man with political connections and a thirst for power. His motives seem pure to some, but Wyatt's stepfather has caught a glimpse of something sinister in the powerful man. Monsterland may be dubbed a theme park, but what is it really, and w ...more
Grady
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tapping into the imagination of Michael Phillip Cash – again!

New York author Michael Phillip Cash has a rich imagination, a gift that comes from being grounded and secure with life as being lived. That he is able from that strong stance to create stories embellishes his evident gifts as a writer. In his debut novel BROOD X and in STILLWELL he was able to create a terrifying tales out of things seen or magnify things seen to become ghastly distortions of credible possibilities. In THE HANGING TRE
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Xxertz
BLUF: Monsterland is the Jurassic Park of... well... monsters.

*I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review*

Plot: Governments have become bankrupt trying to contain zombies. Vampires and werewolves are closing in on extinction. Vincent Conrad? He has a solution to fix it all.
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Wyatt Carter and his friends received exclusive tickets to the California Monsterland's grand opening. While the park is considered safe, first days have their surprises...

Story: S
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Michele
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Michael Phillip Cash is a master at word imagery--to read any one of his books (and I have read all eleven of them!!)will make you feel as though you are there-in the middle of the action. This novel was no exception!! I read it in one sitting--shivering at what was happening as the world as we know it was almost changed forever by a psychopathic megalomaniac who had convinced all that he was going to save the WORLD by putting the sick and undesirable people in 7 theme parks around the world-all ...more
Sarah
4 stars

Huge thanks to Michael Phillip Cash, IBPA and NetGalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review.

Another book I couldn't put down once I started it!

Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies, all a girl needs when she can't sleep, the light of the kindle all the illumination needed.

I wish it would've been longer, more behind the scenes of the 'park', more human interaction with the 'attractions' especially the zombies, I would say more but spoilers.

The thing I had my suspicions about turned o
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Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
Review ExcerptWhile definitely better than a couple of books I’ve read lately, Monsterland failed to thrill me. Its definitely not scary or even creepy, so I don’t think it really needs to be in the Horror category. I think whoever classified it just stuck it there because it has zombies, werewolves, and vampires.

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Disclaimer: Received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Linda Marie Marsh
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HONEST? Not my so -called normal cuppa tea. But i love this guys writing, no matter WHAT he writes i will gobble it up no pun intended. Vampires, werewolves whatever may be in the storyline he makes it human, makes it real, makes it feel ....normal?
Even tho it is not a long book, once again M.P.Cash's is well worth the time to read. Be Warned- I am no ninny but yes i did read....have to put it down....read some more...repeat.
Conan Tigard
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Monsterland revolves around 17-year-old Wyatt Baldwin, his 14-year-old brother, Josh, and his best friends Melvin Riley and Howard Drucker. It seems that Vincent Conrad is ready to open seven theme parks called Monsterland on six continents all on the same night. Inside these parks are real vampires, werewolves, and zombies. He says he is working on a cure for the zombies, which are caused by a virus that appeared two years ago. A year ago, while in the Everglades in Florida, he ran across a pac ...more
Sandy
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a fairly good book. I would recommend it.
Rebecca
Originally reviewed on Becca's Books.

I won't say that I didn't like this book, because I did like it. If you know me at all, then you'll know that I love the weird and the wonderful! I love the unusual and the bizarre, so Monsterland, a theme-park full of zombies, werewolves and vampires, caught my eye. I genuinely thought that the idea behind this novel was a brilliant one, one that could really allow the author to go wild, and I do think Michael Phillip Cash did that. The theme-park itself was
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Cassandra
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover is what drew my attention to the book. So I read the blurb, I was intrigued.

This is my first time reading a book by this author. I do not believe this is a series. I was intrigued from the blurb even though I do not usually read horror. I guess to me this would be light horror because I’d definitely read something like this again. I’m not one who likes to be scared to death. I also lov
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Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.
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