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? -Goodreads Synopsis
While definitely better than a couple of books I’ve read lately, Monsterland failed to thrill me. Its definitely not scary or even creepy, so I don’t think it really needs to be in the Horror category. I think whoever classified it just stuck it there because it has zombies, werewolves, and vampires.
The plot’s a bit cliche. A group of teenagers get invited to the grand opening of Monsterland. Of course, its the grand opening of a major theme park, so you know things are going to go horribly wrong. After the crap hits the fan, its non-stop action, world-domination plans, occasional inquiries about defining humanity, and the requisite last minute plot twist, etc, etc.
I will say that his take on werewolves, vampires, and zombies, while not completely original was mildly refreshing. Eh, it was a good enough read that it doesn’t fall into the “meh” category, but not good enough I’ll go around recommending it to my friends to read. I do want to add that the other works I’ve read by this author are much better.