Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

Wyatt Baldwin's senior year is not going well. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An ongoing debate with his best friends Melvin and Howard Drucker over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can interact with vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by werewolves on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?


"...sure to become the next YA sensation...chock full of action and suspense." - The Children's Book Review

"Michael Okon's MONSTERLAND is a fun and highly entertaining romp through the territory of all my favorite scary movies when I was a kid." -- Kevin J Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. series

"The adventure ramps up to an enjoyably gore-soaked finale...full of both mayhem and heart." - Kirkus Reviews
"Well written and gripping! Amazing depth to say 'kids' are the protagonists. A lot of current events hidden in the text! "  Readers' Favorite, Melinda Hills (2017 Readers' Favorite Five-Star Review)

"Horror fiction at its core...Monsterland is an emotional rollercoaster, the perfect entertainment for fans of horror...great characters, vivid and exciting settings, a strong storyline -- and delivers a punch that will have readers reeling for a long time." - Readers' Favorite, Arya Fomonyuy (2017 Readers' Favorite Five-Star Review)

"...a great mix of horror, terror, blood, gore and violence that will keep you turning the page for more." - What's Good To Read In The UK?, David Savage, blogspot

"Monsterland is an intriguing read, one that provides a solid narrative, intriguing characters capable of growth and change, an ideal setting as backdrop, and an underpinning of fervent social consciousness transformed into story." - Michael Collings, Collingnotes

"This is among the best horror stories I have recently read and in my opinion, his works belong right up there with the modern great of horror writing, Stephen King." - Patricia Lynn Dompieri, Lemon Bee & Other Peculiar Tales

"Dark, dangerous and certainly gory, Michael Okon's tale is, from start to finish a complete word magnet as he builds each scene, colors in his characters in shades of everything from weird to naïve to downright deadly and sets them free tell their tale." - Tome Tender Blogspot

"I enjoyed the characters, the fast action, the innocent romance and the way this author subtly weaves social statements into all of his stories. An enjoyable book that's good for YA and adult alike." - Rabid Reader

"If this one isn't made into a MAJOR horror film I will be very surprised!!" - Miki's Hope Blogspot

"Completely different from other books in the genre. Definitely a good read." - Debbie Book Nerd Young, blogspot

"Praise Michael Okon writing. This tale is a non-stop ride through a monster filled world, where the most vicious are the ones that looks human." - Arlene Arredondo, blogspot

"Michael Okon crafts a fabulous novel with unique, unforgettable characters. ...The world building was done fabulously. There were believable backgrounds that explain how it could be possible for there to be a world that had not only vampires, but also werewolves and zombies, excuse me, the vitality-challenged. It all comes together seamlessly as the plot lines converge to make for an explosive ending." - Devouring Books 2017, blogspot
"I can assure you of this: you will not be disappointed. Nor will you sleep well at night for awhile, either. But isn't that the mark of a master storyteller! Hat's off to Michael Okon" - Theodore Jerome Cohen, Author of "House of Cards: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Martelli NYPD, #2)"

"As this book deserves not only top of the New York Times bestseller list but on the big screen as well. The moment I began to read my world was transformed and I was living through the novel." - Carey Hurst, Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom


"First rate YA fiction with a monsterous twist. Highly recommended." - Richard Schwindt, author of "The Death in Sioux LookoutTrilogy"

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About Michael Okon

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 is 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.

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