Sunday, December 17, 2017
Monsterland by Michael Okon
From Goodreads.com: 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 dying to go to the opening and when he lands special passes to the park, he and his friends are expecting the experience of a lifetime.
After all, in a theme park where real zombies, werewolves, and vampires are the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?
My Take: This book was ok. It was a bit slow in parts and reminded me of other stories is parts. The scene with the entrance into the park reminded me of Jurassic Park. Actually the whole story reminded me of Jurassic Park only with Zombies, Werewolves and Vampires instead of Dinosaurs. There were a few comedic parts but the tone of the book was mostly ominous. They called Zombies vitality challenged. One character was named Howard Drucker and was called by his full name whenever he was refered too. I kept thinking of him as Howard the Duck for some reason. The transitions between characters were a bit confusing at times. I think this book is mostly targeted toward YA but I think an adult should read it first before letting anyone less than 16 read it. There are a few curse words and of course some gore but overall I don't think it was to terrible in those departments but I do feel a parent should be discerning. If you enjoy reading about monsters you would probably enjoy this book.
I received a review copy from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for my honest opinion.