Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review and Spotlight: Monsterland by Michael Okon (Horror, Monsters)

Book One
Michael Okon

Genre: Horror, Monsters

Publisher: WordFire Press

Date of Publication: OCTOBER 2017

ISBN: 978-1-61475-594-4

Number of pages: 232 pages

Tagline: In a theme park where real zombies, werewolves and vampires are the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An on-going debate with his best friends Howard Drucker and Melvin over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can rock out with vampires at Vampire Village, be chased by actual werewolves on the Werewolf River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Monsterland by Michael Okon is a fantastic read. An original premise for a monster story, and it was great! I loved the characters, the twists in their persona. The journey as they move through opening night of Monsterland.

Okon is a talented writer who captures the reader almost immediately, and the rest of the book was smooth sailing. Super easy read. I was invested in these characters and needed to find out what was going to happen. I also loved being in the heads of the monsters, and seeing their struggles. After all, who is the real monster?

The plot is strong, as are the sub-plots, which is something I always look for, I love more story. The villain is phenomenal and incredible layered, as are the heroes of this tale. This story has a little bit of everything, including sibling strife, as well as a father and son tale, first love, heroic actions from those thought anything but, and an ending begging for a sequel, which I hope there is definitely is!

If you’re looking for a new twist on a monster tale, please check out Monsterland, you won’t be disappointed. I loved this book!

Book Trailer: https://goo.gl/83g3Mt

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters. 

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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