Blog Tour Review | Monsterland by Michael Okon

I was on the fence about reading Monsterland, but I couldn’t resist when I saw the the announcement for the tour.  It was just the push I needed to request and read this ARC.

So, thank you so much to Rockstar Book Tours for organizing the Monsterland blog tour, and for choosing me to take part!
I really enjoyed the read!


MONSTERLAND

About the Book: 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?

Author: Michael Okon
Paranormal Fiction
Wordfire Press | October 13, 2017
AmazonB&N | iBooks | TBD | Goodreads


review

I really didn’t know what I was getting into when I joined the Monsterland book tour.  I was curious about the synopsis, since it had shades of Jurassic Park but with horror movie monsters.  The idea was intriguing, and it hooked me.  I’d just hoped it would stay with me while I was reading, and it did.

Monsterland was a fast and fun read with multiple perspectives and an interesting setting.  I especially loved that Michael Okon gave the monsters a voice.  It made the story feel like a play on our current zoo’s, and the concept of putting creatures in a cage, to be pointed at for amusement… actually, more like a circus.  It gave the story a deeper story, that at least this reader really loved.

The biggest surprise about Monsterland was how individual each of the different characters were.  Everyone had a unique voice, and original characteristics.  Sometimes with books that are only 200 pages you feel like you’re finally getting a feel for everyone when the book ends.  Michael Okon managed to create meaningful characters, and tell a story from beginning to end, seamlessly.

It was so good I wish it had been longer just so I’d still be reading it.  That was the only downside.  I picked it up yesterday morning and finished it yesterday evening.  It could have been even better with more meat in the story.  I’d like to know what happened with Melvin.  How did Melvin feel as everything was unraveling?  What happened with Keisha and Howard Drucker?  I’d have loved some insight into Wyatt’s mom?

The story didn’t lack anywhere, but I definitely could have read more!

Thank you to Wordfire Press and Rockstar Book Tours for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

4-feathers


 

About the Author

michael okon headshot

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.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Snapchat


Giveaway

2 winners will receive a signed finished copy of MONSTERLAND.
US Only.

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Follow the Tour

Week One:
10/30/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt
10/30/2017- Abooktropolis– Review

10/31/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Spotlight
10/31/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

11/1/2017- Reese’s Reviews– Guest Post
11/1/2017- Under the Book Cover– Review

11/2/2017- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt
11/2/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

11/3/2017- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt
11/3/2017- Birdie Bookworm– Review

Week Two:
11/6/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post
11/6/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

11/7/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview
11/7/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

11/8/2017- Savings in Seconds– Spotlight
11/8/2017- Novelties– Review

11/9/2017- Sweet Southern Home– Review
11/9/2017- Twisted Book Junkie– Review

11/10/2017- Parajunkee– Interview
11/10/2017- The Midnight Society– Review


 

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8 Responses

  1. I thought the exact same thing about Jurassic Park while reading the synopsis! 🙂
    That’s awesome that the characters were done so well in such a short number of pages. It sounds really good!

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