Zero Hour (Resident Evil #0) Review

Zero Hour (Resident Evil Series #0) is a 2004 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry, published by Pocket Star Books, and based on the Resident Evil: Zero Hour video game. Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team scrambles into action. On the way to the scene, Bravo’s helicopter crashes. Although everyone survives, what they discover next is gruesome: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses — and that’s only the beginning of their nightmare. Positives: Billy and Rebecca are…

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Underworld (Resident Evil #4) Review

Underworld (Resident Evil #4) is a 1999 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the fourth installment in the Resident Evil book series, the story follows Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca chambers and their comrades who set out to the American Southwest to take down one of the Umbrella Corporation’s most elaborate facilities and its genetically engineered horrors. Positives: Good characters Good action Interesting story Good writing Negatives: Reston is a forgettable antagonist The Planet is a lackluster setting Plot:  The…

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The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) Review

The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) is a 1998 science fiction survival horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as a novelization of the video game Resident Evil the story follows members of Alpha S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics And Rescue Squad) team in Raccoon City, whose search for Bravo Team leads them to the Spencer estate where they find horrors that defy imagination. Positives: Good characters Maintains tense atmosphere Interesting plot Great antagonist Writing is descriptive Negatives: n/a Plot:  The Umbrella Conspiracy follows members of…

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Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) Review

Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) is a 1998 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published with Pocket Books.  Set in between the events of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the story follows Rebecca Chambers and former members of S.T.A.R.S. who travel to Caliban Cove to stop a madman from unleashing a new virus upon the world. Positives: Interesting story Awesome protagonist Good writing Likable characters Negatives: Story isn’t compelling Flat antagonist Plot: The story follows combat medic and biochemist Rebecca Chambers, the sole survivor of…

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Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) Review

Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) is a 2001 horror novel written by S. D. Perry, published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the sixth installment in the Resident Evil book series as well as the novelization of Code: Veronica, the story follows Claire Redfield who searches for her brother Chris, who gets kidnapped and sent to Rockfort Island, where a mad scientist has unleashed the T-virus. Positives: Good characters Good writing Good suspense Interesting antagonist Good pacing Negatives: Flat antagonists Typical Resident Evil formula Plot: While trying to find her brother,…

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Nemesis (Resident Evil #5) Review

Nemesis (Resident Evil #5) is a 2000 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry serving as the fifth installment in the Resident Evil book series, but is the sixth in chronological order. It is a novelization of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis with the the plot following Jill Valentine who struggles to survive in a plague ridden Raccoon City while evading the relentless B.O.W., Nemesis. Positives: Compelling story Great main lead High level of suspense Great antagonist Good pacing Negatives: n/a Plot: Jill Valentine struggles to survive in Raccoon City…

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