Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Monsterland Reanimated

Young Adult Fiction/Thriller
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BLURB
After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief.

During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park.

When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?

Read an Excerpt
A bright moon painted the desert’s surface pewter. Here and there, dark spots soiled the landscape like oil spills. Most of the bodies had been taken before the troops were ordered to leave. They carted away the corpses, bulldozing the zombies into mass graves, until radios chirped with urgent orders deploying the soldiers to the bigger threats that erupted in the main cities like a chain of angry volcanos.

Monsterland was extinguished, its carcass left for the vultures to pick, the exhibits silent as a tomb.

The dead president and his equally dead entourage were whisked away on Air Force One, along with the dark-clad special operatives that came and left like the brisk desert wind that now howled through the empty streets.

A gate screamed in the silence, slamming with a reverberating smash. The uneven gait of someone with a physical challenge filled the void. The scrape and plod of his limp echoed against the wall of mountains framing the theme park. His labored breathing huffed as he made his way down the streets.

A door creaked loudly as it was blown by the wind. He stopped, his distorted figure silhouetted in the pale moonlight, his body turning silver. He looked at the broken glass littering the pavement like diamonds, then up to the still, pre-dawn sky. He considered the sun peeking over the jagged horizon in the east, its golden light painting the dips and hollows of the hills. Soon the coming day would chase the darkness away.

Time was the enemy now. He had to move faster, or it would be too late. He picked up his pace, lurching along the winding road. A keening howl ricocheted through the streets, bouncing off the walls. It sounded like a … no, he thought, it couldn’t be. The werewolves were all dead. Destroyed by Vincent Konrad when he made their heads explode.

The old man paused, listening for it again, and was not disappointed when the animal whimpered. He gauged it to be inside the defunct vampire exhibit. He moved toward the entrance. The storefronts had been destroyed. A few body parts lay on the pavement, as if people had discarded them in a rush. He heard the scraping of paws on the street and a shiver went down his crooked spine.

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MY REVIEW
Michael Okon previously wrote under the name Michael Philip Cash. His genres as Michael Okon have been suspense and terror. I think I would add the paranormal genre to this group.  This is a story about the world being turned upside down. An apocalypse theme; a theme of chaos,and the dead but not quite dead.  A groups of teens are left to survive amongst monsters, vampires, werewolves, zombies, mummies and even some gooey nasty thing. Obviously if you like horror and being scared to death, there is nothing you can’t find in this book.   

Blood and gore and zombies are not my thing. However, I can’t say this book is not well-written. Just because I might not enjoy a certain genre does not mean the author of the book is a bad writer. There is plenty of action here and great description (unfortunately so for those of us not crazy about gooey, globby things and blood and gore).

Pick a night and instead of a scary movie, read Okon’s book. Both it and the previous one, titled “Monsterland “ have great reviews so although zombies may not be my thing there are evidently lots of people that can identify with them. Check the “Monsterland” series out.

***This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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 in 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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8 comments:

  1. I enjoy getting to read about books we had not known about previously for my family. We have found some great ones through these tours so thanks so much.

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  2. Thanks for the review!

    --Trix

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  3. Thanks to everyone for stopping by today. Best of luck in the Giveaway!

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