TopShelf Magazine August 2016 | Page 14

reviews Monsterland Continued... The owner of Monsterland invites teens to opening day with a dare:  “Let’s see if Monsterland can scare the daylights out of you.” Eighteen-year-old Wyatt Baldwin is certain that mogul Vincent Conrad has the perfect solution to the plague that has infected pockets of the world population. Instead of isolating zombies, werewolves, and vampires within containment camps, Vincent has convinced governmental authorities to have them transferred into his eight global theme parks, including one located right in Wyatt’s hometown of Copper Valley, California. Simply named Monsterland, these parks are intended to provide the altered beings with equal employment opportunities. But when Wyatt (along with his friends) attends opening day, he is in for a one big horrifying surprise when he learns the red herrings before the real monsters rise to truth behind this main attraction. the surface. Crafting a well-defined and highly Award-winning author Cash adds a new colorful cast, Cash surrounds Wyatt–his lead twist to a common monster theme. role–with a balance of supporting and foiled The concept of strange characters. Cash takes all viruses infecting people the above-mentioned and then turning them literary elements and tightly into zombies is often incorporates them within overplayed, both on chapters that constantly screen and in popular alternate between literature. That said, one unexpected character might quickly assume scenes—thus, keeping his the title of Cash’s twelfth storyline fluid from novel will follow suit. Quite the beginning to end. After that contrary! Combining the undead is all said and done, Cash Michael Phillip Cash (vampires and zombies) with closes on a bit of a therianthropes (werewolves) while cliffhanger. Per chance, sprinkling in positive aspects of monsters (i.e., there is a sequel in the works. from Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series), Cash Replete with twists, turns, and plenty of gore, throws readers off a bit with the idea that good MONSTERLAND is a captivating page-turner. can possibly come out of beings so hideous. – Undoubtedly, there is a hideous side to his Reprinted with Author’s permission.. fast-paced plot. But Cash includes a flurry of “Crafting a well-defined and highly colorful cast, Cash surrounds Wyatt – his lead role – with a balance of supporting and foiled characters.” 14 The bookseller’s guide to topshelf indie authors and books!