Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon + #Giveaway

Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon
Published in the USA by Wordfire Press in April 2018.

One of my 2020 More Than One Challenge reads.

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?

Monsterland Reanimated is the second novel in this fun young adult series and it starts pretty much where its prequel, Monsterland, left off. I would definitely recommend reading the series in order because, while Michael Okon does a good job of recapping what went before, obviously he doesn't remind readers of every detail! This novel takes more of a science fiction dystopia direction for its main narrative, but there are still plenty of nods to classic monster movies - and classic horror novels too. I managed to spot several myself, but I am sure that horror aficionados would enjoy identifying even more references.

Our intrepid group of teens (minus one, plus another) sets off in stepfather Carter's police car when Copper Valley loses all outside communication, to discover what has happened in the wider world. There's a great highway chase scene on the way - and then things all start getting very weird! I won't say anything else about the plot in order to avoid spoilers, but I was amazed at the breadth and quantity of ideas that Okon incorporates into this tale. At times there was almost too much to get my head around so I felt I needed to slow right down to understand everyone's role and motivations. It's certainly an exciting ride!

Meet the author:
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.

Connect with the author:
Website  ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads

Enter the Giveaway!  

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or one of five print and five ebooks of Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon. (11 winners)
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this fun monster book! it sounds like quite an exciting ride!

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    1. It was a good escapist read for me in between my heavier literary reads :-)

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    1. Thank you Sarah :-)
      Both the books in this series were good fun