(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I thought the idea behind this book was a really intriguing one. It was interesting to see someone creating an amusement park involving supernatural creatures… and I liked the fact that things looked so different to how they really were.
It was good to see the friendship between Wyatt, Howard and Melvin. I did feel some sympathy for Melvin and how he was treated by other people. It was understandable to see that he felt like an outcast… though he did come across as quite a bit younger than he really was.
I thought it was good to see Wyatt’s relationship with his stepfather. It was also interesting to get a glimpse into the mind of one of the zombies and the fact that he still knew what he’d become, despite not being able to control his hunger.
I did think there was a lot that was creepy about Monsterland, even before everything started going wrong. I did feel sympathy for the characters like Billy, but it would have been nice to get more details about why so many of them were being taken away.
I really didn’t like Raoul, even though I did find the vampires to be interesting. I wasn’t sure I really understood everything about the supposed safety measures… and although it was interesting to see how people viewed the Monsterland theme park, it would have been good to see a bit more of the people in the town.
I did enjoy seeing the whole debate between Wyatt and his friends about which supernatural creature was the strongest and I thought that they came up with a lot of good points. There were a couple of scenes that I felt shouldn’t have been summarised over… especially when Carter’s job suddenly changed.
It was good to see the characters having to deal with the supernatural creatures no longer being safely behind bars and I did like seeing how Billy interacted with the other members of his pack.
I’d be interested in reading a sequel to this book in the future… as well as checking out other books by this author.