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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  501 ratings  ·  296 reviews
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 dyi
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published October 13th 2017 by WordFire Press (first published January 1st 2015)
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Miranda Reads
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

If you've ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in, wonder no longer, cause there's a BookTube Video to answer that!
The Written Review :

"Monsterland is the safest place on Earth."
The world survived the apocalypse...barely.

The plague is contained but the economy and most of society is still crippled.

And while the rest of the world is twiddling their thumbs, Doctor Vincent Konrad has found a way to...repurpose the horrors.
"I have put together an excellent team n
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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
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
Welcome to Jurassic Park Monsterland!
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
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.


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 w
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
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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,
I received an ARC edition from Michael Okon!

Will we ever get tired of the need for bigger, better, more shocking, or more terrifying 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. Welcome to the greatest show on Earth, more thrills, more chills and more terrifying monsters than ever before! Welcome to Monsterland. Yessir, want to b
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
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Right in time for Halloween, or perfect for anytime of the year. Theme parks and monsters! This book took me hostage from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end. Okon has delivered a riveting tale that includes werewolves, zombies and monsters. And the writing in this horror novel is top notch. Usually it's just about the story, but this book goes one step further. I sincerely felt like I was experiencing all of the heart racing horrors of the characters. Grab this blockbuster and get re ...more
N.N. Light
Jurassic Park meets The Walking Dead combine into a rollicking fun read!

Welcome to Monsterland… let’s scare you to death.

I’m a big fan of all things that go bump in the night and Monsterland doesn’t disappoint. Filled with classic horror creatures, strong characters and an alternative glimpse into society.

I liked the concept of a theme park where you could see and touch vampires, zombies and werewolves in captivity. A horror zoo, so to speak. I mean, what could go wrong? Everything!

While the plo
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advanced Reading Copy from the author.

Werewolves, vampires and zombies, oh my! But don't be misled, this is no Wizard of Oz. Monsterland is a far cry from the land of dreams that is Disneyland, and is much more comparable to the freak show of Ripley's Believe it or Not filled with horrors like Jurrasic Park. Monsterland is a theme park filled with the creatures that plague your nightmares. The horror movie buff in me would absolutely love to have an all access pass to the theme par
M.M. Hudson
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lisa Mandina
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
Margie Takala
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger)
This story is so much more than I expected. I began reading the book thinking the story revolved around a theme park with real monsters and I expected something to go wrong and cause panic and mayhem to ensue. Yes, all that happened, but there is more to this story besides monsters. There are many characters in this story, some of whom I thought were monstrous in their ideas and actions.

I'm not a fan of thrill rides, especially those involving surprise appearances of frightening characters, so m
Sherry Fundin
I was so excited to get my hands on Monsterland by Michael Okon. Jurassic Park step aside. You think dinosaurs could do some damage, how about vampires, werewolves and zombies caged up and put on display?

The virus had changed the world and in The badlands of California, Copper Valley, to be precise, Vincent Konrad came to town, threw some money around and opened his park, using the plague ridden to attract tourist.

What cold possible go wrong? LOL

Wyatt has a big heart. In times of trouble, he is
Philip Bailey
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends) Shealy

"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
Jalynn Patterson
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
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! When I read the blurb, I knew I was going to enjoy it, but I definitely did not expect to be utterly blown away by the masterful storytelling of Okon.

The storyline was absolutely brilliant. Could it really happen? If we had these monsters in our lives, yes, I really do think we would go as far as to put them in cages and stare. Would things go wrong…OF COURSE!! This is the perfect tale of wanting to be the first in line to see the newest, biggest and best. To be th
Melanie Adkins
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Kelly Marie
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Monsterland....Disneyland....what’s the difference? Monsterland is what happens when Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies are for real, for real. The monsters are real and living in hiding or in containments camps. It is ruining the economy but the hero comes in just in time to save the day. He has this amazing idea to have these creatures live in Monsterland for “observation” turned theme park. Some people have their reservations but others are crazy psyched to go to Monsterland. Wyatt gets an ama ...more
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Carol Suraci
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zombies, werewolves, and vampires -- oh my! And what an amazing read! The story is fast-paced and fun, the action never-ending, and the characters engaging. I loved this book from beginning to end and can't wait for the sequel. Awesome job, Michael Okon!
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Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning and best-selling author and screenwriter of horror, paranormal, and science fiction novels.

Michael's resides on the North Shore of Long Island.

Michael Phillip Cash also writes as Michael Okon.

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