DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Monsterland is the new theme park created by media darling Vincent Conrad. In this reality, vampires have been found in hiding, werewolves have been discovered in the Everglades, and a virus has broken out that turns humans into mindless zombies. The story centers around three outcast high school teenagers who receive complimentary opening day tickets as well as three high school preps who are the enemies of the outcasts.
Wyatt, our main character, is excited to try out the park despite his mother and step-father's concerns, anxious to try out Zombieville, Werewolf River Ride, and Vampire Village. But once inside, things start to change, and Vincent Conrad may have secrets both inside the park and out.
Overall this was a fun, fast-paced, "turn your brain off" read. Cash does a good job at making the main characters likable and conveying a sense of evil in his villain. My only critique is that there are quite a few main characters to keep up with and while the book if paced appropriately, it does begin to feel rushed towards the end. Where I feel like he shines is by making this park believable - not in the sense of having actual monsters but in describing the park, merch, and layout.
I would recommend this book to anyone that is a fan of the horror genre or those, like myself, that are theme park junkies.
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