Monsterland

Monsterland

by Michael Phillip Cash

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Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517180676
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2015
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He's written eleven books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist, and Battle for Darracia series.

Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming monsters in the background.

Connect with Michael on:
Facebook: facebook.com/michaelphillipcash
Twitter: twitter.com/michaelpcash
Web: www.michaelphillipcash.com
Email: michaelphillipcash@gmail.com

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Monsterland 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
I’ve always loved horror stories. I can remember growing up, sitting in my living room watching the scariest movies that I could find. Even though I’ve grown up a little bit, I still love a good scare now and then. “Monsterland” is a story that has it all, Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies, what more can you ask for from a single book? “Monsterland” is the story of the scariest place on earth. It’s a new theme-park developed by Dr. Vincent Conrad to house the worlds population of Zombies, Werewolves and Vampires. Three high-school friends received special VIP passes to the grand opening where they can can explore Vampire Village, be chased by werewolves on the River Run and see Zombies up close in Zombieville. What could go wrong? “Monsterland” is my favourite book my Michael Phillip Cash. He brings together werewolves, vampires, zombies and the human race in one exciting adventure of survival. Who will reign supreme? I love how Mr. Cash builds up the suspense throughout the story, dropping subtle hints throughout til you finally arrive at your “Ah Ha!” moment. He deals with several topics that trouble society today. He touches on feeling like an outsider, bullies and survival all the while pushing the adventure forward. He makes you ponder how we would us react when forced to face those who torment us? Would we sacrifice all that we have to save others? When faced with a life or death situation, would we choose life or death if life meant that you weren’t free? “Monsterland” is a great monster filled escape from reality, where things aren’t always as they seem! *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Monsterland” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
Monsterland is a theme park filled with monsters – any monster lover’s dream come through. Zombies, vampires, werewolves, you name it, and the park has them. Wyatt Baldwin, high school student, movie buff and monster fan never expected to get invited to the grand opening of Monsterland. But then luck (or destiny, depending on how you look at it) intervenes and they get to visit Monsterland on the grand opening. What could possibly go wrong? Monsterland focuses on monsters and families, and it basically reads like Jurassic Park, but with monsters. Of course you know something will go wrong the moment Wyatt steps through those doors, but still, it’s an engaging, surprising read. Wyatt and his brother have a new stepdad, so the family dynamics are slightly troublesome. They’re trying to make it work, which is admirable. The family dynamics play an important part of the book, and help sketch the personality of our main character. The book is filled with adventure, fast-paced escapes, and great writing. A perfect read for horror fans – I didn’t find it that scary, but it was very entertaining nonetheless. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Wyatt and his friends are movie buffs. Wyatt gets invited to the opening of Monsterland, a theme park that has werewolves , vampires, and zombies. What more could a teen want? I truly enjoyed this story. You could almost picture in your mind some of the things going on in this story. The characters were phenomenal and all they went through. There is even some humor in this story and that really helps, as other parts give you some spine tinglers. The plot was great too. I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
Montzalee Wittmann More than 1 year ago
Monsterland seems to be a teen/young adult book , but adults would like it too. In this world people are aware of zombies (those cursed with a virus and not dead), vampires, and werewolves. There are very few left in the world and one person claims he wants to make a theme park for them to help them. It is where they can enjoy life, they can be studied, maybe find a cure, keep them out of prisons the government would have them in, and show the public that they exist harmlessly. The story is based around two brothers, one is a big fan of the guy and one not so much. Through an odd situation, they obtain tickets and get to go free. At Monsterland's grand opening, even the President will be there. What the kids and their friends find and experience is the whole creative and fun story. Great action and lots of surprises. I can't write more, don't want to spoil it, just want to say it gets crazy! Some gory but yeah, you're dealing with monsters right? Loved it! I was given this book for an honest review.
closkot More than 1 year ago
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 love that this was paranormal, so this probably contributed to my loving this book. I like that this also had some lesson learning for the young adults who read it. Morals and thinking for yourself are important things to read and think about. I also love the sense of family and sticking by your friends. I will definitely check out more of the book by this author for anything that peeks my interest :) I think I will definitely need to add this book to my classroom library because I think it would appeal to some of the high school level reluctant readers especially the boys. I highly recommend this book to readers of paranormal books who are okay with it leaning towards horror.
Connie57103 More than 1 year ago
Mr.Cash has hit a vein of the motherlode with this adventurous book!!!!!! I know it is something teens and tweets love: werewolves, vampires, and zombies all together in a spooky theme park called "Monsterland". They say the road to someplace not so nice is paved with good intentions. So is the case for the doctor who rounded up all of the "malcontents" and housed them in this circus-like prison. I must say, I really felt empathy for the boys who turn into werewolves. They come from the Everglades, where they harmed no one. You knew trouble was brewing when the doctor showed off his arsenal of bullets the size of thumbs. The book has its suspenseful moments, funny ones, and of course: the gore!! What would a book about zombies be without that? I really enjoyed this book. And, it goes deeper than just scaring kids. There are a few deeper meanings as well. I am so excited, I want to read it again right away! Thank you to Mr. Michael Phillip Cash, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles and Netgalley for giving me a free ARC book to read and give my honest review.
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
Definitely a fitting example of the horror movie genre. I enjoy all the stories with werewolves, vampires and zombies. This one not only had all three, but showed the weak and human side of these creatures. All the stereotypical teen characters show up and the human interactions offset the beast interactions. All of the human characters were basically one-dimensional, while the beasts showed a but more complexity which is a real turn on the typical horror story. Despite several interesting plot wrinkles, the ending was never in doubt. Yet, getting there made for a fun and interesting read.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Monsterland is about this theme park with real werewolves, vampires and zombies and who is strong enough to make it til' morning. When Wyatt Baldwin along with his fellow co-workers and friends are invited to Monsterland by the owner of the park, Wyatt's stepfather doesn't want him to go or his brother but as fate would have all three men are at the opening of the park. After a scary ride through the werewolf exhibit, everything starts falling apart and it seems the creatures of the night are not behind the walls like everyone thought. It all leads to a shocking ending that nobody will see coming! I love Zombies and when I first saw this book, I knew I had to read it and it didn't disappoint at all. Having something like what happens in book in real life would be terrifying. If you want a book that has a thrilling adventure with horror mixed in, this is the book for you. Thank You to Michael Phillip Cash for writing a book that had me captivated from the first page to the very last word!! I received this book from the Author in exchange for a honest review.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash is a real seatbelt ride with a few twists and turns tossed in. Once you open the book, it grabs you and holds you as the pages turn and turn and turn some more. Before long it draws you in so you feel as though you are part of the story. A new theme park is opening and with real vampires, werewolves and zombies. Melvin, Howard and Wyatt somehow receive an invitation to the grand opening of Monsterland: The Scariest Place On Earth. There is no way anything can go wrong. Right? What's happened to Jade? What does Wyatt find out? Overall Michael Phillip Cash hit another one out of the ball park. This would look on your bookshelf and would be a great gift to give anytime of the year. I gave it 5 stars but wish I could give it more. I highly recommend this to everyone. I look for more fantastic reads from Michael Phillip Cash.
keleex More than 1 year ago
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 amazing chance to go to opening night of Monsterland and go behind the scenes as well. He takes his friends and his little brother to opening night. Boy! They are in for the time of their lives! Buckle up and get ready for a crazy, unhinged, wild ride! Things aren’t always what they seem and you will be in the middle of chaos in no time. This is the first book I have read by Michael Phillip Cash and it won’t be the last. One of my new favorite authors!
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
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. Something didn't seem right. How bad could it be, his friends asked. Vincent didn't want to find out. I was all set for this one. The cover alone made me a little unsure of what I'd find. It is phenomenal! The ultimate scary place for people to go. Would you be brave enough to visit the park? The writing is amazing and the pacing is good. Characters we all know in our own lives, make this an even better read. Perfect for this time of year too. I think this one is a fascinating read and a completely new turn on the subject of monsters. This one could easily be a blockbuster movie. I did feel this one wasn't quite as scary as it could have been. If it had gone a little deeper and darker, I know more would buy it. I gave this one 4 cheers out of 5 because of the above reason. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
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 beings a safe place to live and improve their station, they take his offer, one way or the other. Imagine Jurassic Park, but not dinosaurs. Instead you get zombies, werewolves, and vampires. I don’t know about you, but I’d probably buy a ticket. When you add important people and a bunch of kids to opening night, your mind should buzz with what could happen. With what could go wrong. That’s where it gets wild. Take a walk with the zombies in Zombieville. Meet real vampires in Vampire Village. And run with the werewolves in River Run. But beware, ye who enter. The monsters aren’t happy and you don’t ever want that. I ate this story up in one sitting. The minute it was available to purchase I grabbed my copy and opened it immediately. I knew it was going to be great, and it was. I loved every bit of it. Michael gave me everything I was hoping for and expecting.
Bev_Ash More than 1 year ago
This was a good horror story. It wasn't very scary and was very predictable, but it held my interest through the whole book. It's a quick light read to keep you entertained for a few hours and it does that really well. I received this book free from NetGalley for an honest review.
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
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, but in a way, who I felt was the main character was Wyatt Baldwin. He's a high school student, and he lives in the town where one of the new theme parks called Monsterland is getting ready to open. The story takes place in a future when a disease has caused some people to become zombies. It's pretty much contained, the zombies are being kept in detention types of camps. And now are being brought to be part of the different theme parks that are being set up all over the world. But in this future world, they have also found out that vampires are real, and have been just kind of hiding out, on the sidelines of the human world. And when the creator of the parks is out searching for a Sasquatch or Bigfoot, he finds that werewolves are real. They capture the werewolves that they find, which is easier because they have really dwindled in numbers. So this theme park has a section where people can see zombies walk around, from a safe distance/viewing area. There is a jungle ride where they will be able to see the werewolves, again from a safe area, and the park uses artificial moonlight to get the wolves to change. And the vampires, because they have been around humans all the time already, they just have caps put on their fangs, and then they have a little town where people can go mingle with the vampires and even watch them as part of a rock band. Wyatt and his friends get free VIP passes to the opening night of the park. And, as you would expect from a story like this, something goes wrong, monsters will get loose, and chaos ensues. As I mentioned at the beginning, it was really a lot like a movie would be. I do feel there could have been some more character development and explanations. There was one of Wyatt's friends that everyone called by his full name, all the time. I'm sorry, that's just weird. It reminded me of the movie 21 and Over where they kept calling the one character by his full name, Jeff Chang, the whole movie. Only, it could be something I missed as I read, but I'm not sure why they did that? I do like what happened with his friend Melvin though. We also had some drama with Wyatt's family, his mom and stepdad - who we also got some of his viewpoint, and then a surprising bit with Wyatt's dad even. While I get the point trying to be made about the detention camps, and that the big gate reminded them of the Auschwitz Concentration camp gate that said "Work will set you free", I feel like that may have stretched a little for the actual type of book this is. To me the cover looked like the Jurassic Park gate, and yes, they did draw comparisons in the book to that, like they should have. And really that fit the story much better, so they probably could have stuck with that. Comparing zombies, werewolves, and vampires to real people who were in death camps seems a little bit in poor taste. But that's just me. I could be overthinking it. All in all it was a quick, horror movie style read, interesting even wh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago