Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash


First published: October 3rd, 2015
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*I was provided a copy of this book from in exchange for an honest review*

BLUF: Monsterland is to monsters as Jurassic Park is to dinosaurs.

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.

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: Slow start, whirlwind finish – usually I would complain, but not this time. It took me a few chapters to get used to the run on sentences, but it was well worth it. We are shown a little background to each monster and quite a bit regarding Wyatt and his friends.

Characters: Monsterland doesn’t venture into high school, but follows stereotype-breaking high schoolers. (Most popular female is smartest in class and infatuated with a huge dork, the supposed outcasts fit in quite well with the popular crows – or is this just a small town thing?)

The combination of story and characters is wonderful and, even though we can guess what will happen, finding out how and what happens is satisfying.

Ranting, sorry: I know it’s wrong to read a book like this and expect most things (other than the whole monster concept) to be realistic, but fireflies in California? I don’t think that happens. (Petty, I know 😉 )

Did I mention..?: I really enjoyed this book!

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8 thoughts on “Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

  1. I really liked this when I read it last year and also adored the brain who was crushing on the dork. Michael did an interview with me on my blog and he seems like a great person. In fact, I just got an unsolicited copy of his new ARC in the mail Tuesday! Great review.


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