Book #123: Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

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?

 

Okay…. if you are a Goosebumps reader, think Escape From Horrorland meets Jurassic Park. Michael Phillip Cash’s Monsterland is filled with action, blood, and the classic horror monsters.

This book is a short read. I felt it started a bit slow too. Which makes sense, because the reader needs to understand and get a feel for the players and story. The story itself is interesting. It has a large cast though that you have to get a feel for. Once you hit a certain spot, we the characters enter Monsterland, you get the real action.

I personally feel that this book would have been better if it was longer. Only because I wanted more of the lore, more of the world, and more of the characters.

Wyatt was a great character and he was perfect for a lead. He changes more than the other characters. And through that change we see how the world really is and who the monsters really are.

But, like I’ve said, I wanted more. I wanted more of the world, more Wyatt, just more.

It was a good story and I do like listening (because I had this in audio) to Cash’s work. Will I listen/read more? Definitely.

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