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S.D. Perry
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Resident Evil 02 (Resident Evil #2)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  2,672 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
Tras su lucha sin cuartel para salir de las instalaciones de investigaciones genéticas de la corporación Umbrella, los supervivientes de la unidad STARS intentan advertir al mundo acerca de la conspiración para crear terroríficas armas biológicas. Pero la conspiración no acaba ahí, como los propios STARS descubren cuando son expulsados de la organización por los mismos que ...more
254 pages
Published (first published 1998)
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Robert Beveridge
S. D. Perry, Caliban Cove (Pocket, 1998)

Perry returns to the Resident Evil world in Caliban Cove, her second novel in the series. Rebecca, the intrepid eighteen-year-old aspiring biochemist from The Umbrella Conspiracy, is back. The book opens a few weeks after the events in the first novel, and the surviving members of the S.T.A.R.S. Team have been raked over the coals. There's a conspiracy in play, and the team are considered to blame for the destruction of an historic landmark. No one mention
Leslea Burnett
I was desperate and my husband had it lying around. Don't judge me!
Paulo Bana
Jul 25, 2011 Paulo Bana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.80 . . .

This book is sooo much better that the 1st one (the one that felt like a walkthrough).
As I progressed in the story, I was beginning to feel itchy for some reason. I felt like a loaded syringe of T-virus is next to me. But I hated the ending, well not a really bad ending but they didnt get the info they need to take umbrella down.
I liked this better than the 1st book because this one feels a continuation of resident evil 1 g
Oct 14, 2011 Alpha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Caliban Cove is a first in the Resident Evil Series and it is an original of the main storyline written by S.D. Perry herself instead of a novelization of a videogame. The events in Caliban Cove take place between the events of the Mansion Incident and the quarantine of Raccoon City. Survivors of the Mansion incident are traveling the United States in search of other places with illegal bio-genetic testing and trying to put a stop to it.

Caliban Cove is another place where Umbrella is testing fo
I ended up with the first two installments of the Resident Evil series to keep me busy in hospital. The first one was not so greatly written but, it followed the storyline of the game a decent amount.

This one, however, was awful. It's so disconnected from the story, excepting the fact that it uses some of the same characters, in an OOC way. There are some typos, which I don't mind in a self-published kind of book, but this thing was published by a well known publishing house so it irked me. And
Chris Lemmerman
Mar 05, 2012 Chris Lemmerman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was initially surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I was wary that this book, which is set in a well established universe that I know and love, and I was afraid that this would disrespect it, or interpret it in a way I didn't like.

On the contrary, this is as faithful to the source material as you could get. By introducing new characters and using a basically blank slate in Rebecca Chambers, Perry avoids 'ruining' fan-favourite characters, though she does an amiable job early in the book when
May 17, 2012 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I originally picked this up on a whim since I'm a huge Resident Evil fan. I was excited to read an original story based on the games, but I ended up being quite disappointed. Caliban Cove isn't badly written. It's just incredibly slow going. At least half of the novel is just build up and background setting up the small bits of action in the last half. Plus, the story revolves around a secondary character from Resident Evil, Rebecca Chambers. While I think that writing about Rebecca is a great i ...more
Tiffany DeBarr
While Ms. Perry continues to make the same mistakes over the course of each of these novels, I have to give some bit of praise to this novel. They still read as if they are decent fanfiction, so the writing is mostly mediocre. However, this novel takes the Resident Evil mythology and injects it with a new story spanning the gaps that Capcom leaves in the wake of its games. This story follows the weeks after the Arklay mountains event and the Raccoon City's S.T.A.R.S. attempt at reaching out to t ...more
Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
The second installment in the Resident Evil novel series is an original from Perry. This particular novel is a stand alone story that was very well-written.

One of the things that I loved about this novel is that it gives you a first person perspective of the virus taking affect. We get to look into a character's mind as they begin to lose their cognitive abilities to the virus and the way they battle the desire to eat and kill that come with it. Every single time I got to read this person's pers
Nicole Sanglay
In this second book, the writer really took pains in creating the background of the story, especially since this is supposed to give us a peek as to what happened between Resident Evil 1 and 2.

It's good that the writer made such an effort to make the story more interesting. But the thing is--the bad thing is, I think S.D. Perry overdid it. There was just too much of the backstory that it became the focus of the story rather than the action at present (which is definitely not Resident Evil's styl
From what I gather, this is an original story not directly tied to any existing game plotline. This book immediately improves from the first book by dispensing with any silly puzzles, dealing just with mystery and monster-zombie action. Several of the character dynamics interest me, especially when it involves the British leader of the ex-S.T.A.R.s team (the observations about his accent are *spot on*, things I've thought myself in real life ^_^). Though I have to say, Rebecca Chambers seems jus ...more
May 12, 2014 Freezard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first original Resident Evil novel by Perry. The story focuses on Rebecca Chambers from RE0 but introduces several new original characters from a different S.T.A.R.S. team. I really like the new characters and you get to know them pretty well, I especially liked the captain, David, as well as the humor filled bad-ass guy, John. The team departs to another Umbrella facility located in Caliban Cove, a place next to the ocean with a lighthouse, sporting a mad scientist. In other words, ...more
Feb 06, 2014 Harry007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
This is a terrible book. I actually expected something significantly better than the last in the series, but with this being the second book, it's surprising that rather than utilising the freedom she has without a video game to tie her down, the author made this original story in the RE universe completely boring and mostly uneventful. The story follows on immediately after the first book (which closely followed the first video game). A new Umbrella facility at Caliban Cove has been discovered ...more
Ana Mardoll
Mar 02, 2014 Ana Mardoll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Resident Evil: Caliban Cove (Book 2) / 9781781161869

I was a big fan of S.D. Perry's first book in this series (The Umbrella Conspiracy), and Caliban Cove continues to deliver the same level of enjoyment and superb writing. I'll note upfront that I haven't played the video games, so I don't know how well these books match the game-canon, but in terms of zombie novels set in the Umbrella mythos, this series delivers great action, wonderful characterization, and a lot of suspenseful thrills.

Jul 03, 2014 Douglas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Resident Evil fans
Shelves: books-i-own
This review is 80% spoiler free, names and story spoilers are written intentionally vague, major spoilers are hidden with spoiler tags.

Obviously, this book is not an example of great literature. It’s a cheaply-written piece of entertainment, and that’s why I love it. It’s fun, simple as that. The RESIDENT EVIL series is one of my favorite multi-media franchises ever (and if we’re talking strictly about the video games, than it *is* my favorite of all time). Perhaps that makes me a bit less crit
Sep 21, 2015 Lara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, read-bookcase
Ok so I really don't like the Goodreads 'star rating' system. I didn't like this book as much as the previous one- mostly because for the first half to two-thirds of it the story is kind of boring and monotonous. But that last bit was just as amazing as The Umbrella Conspiracy and Zero Hour! So I rated this one with three stars but really I'd have preferred to give it three and a half. Anyway! The plot was really good and the monsters just as wonderful and terrifying as I've come to hope for. He ...more
Mar 19, 2015 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Resident Evil Universe has been expanded to include more adventures of Rebecca Chambers in this book. An original novel by S.D. Perry, the author took some of the well known characters from the canon universe and weaved a new side story of events occurring directly after the Spencer Mansion incident from the previous book.

Here, we are introduced to new members from other S.T.A.R.S branches, David Trapp, Karen Driver, John Andrews and Steve Lopez, who volunteer themselves for a deadly mission
Mar 20, 2015 WACHOVIA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best original RE novels

This was a really good original Resident Evil story. I really wish they (meaning Capcom) would make a game of this it fits in to the game story so well plus I think it would be cool to see Rebecca Chambers again. Well I had the physical copy of this year's ago and decided to finally finish it so I bought it on my Kindle. It was worth the purchase can't wait to read Resident Evil Underworld.
Roxane Aubert
Jun 21, 2015 Roxane Aubert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ce livre-ci est hors série, concernant les jeux vidéo. L’auteur s’est inspirée de l’univers mais à gardé certains personnages.

Nous suivons Rebecca et David Trapp, de la branche des S.T.A.R.S. du Maine, qui vont partir dans le Maine pour enquêter sur un autre laboratoire de la multinationale Umbrella.

L’histoire se déroule peu de temps après les événements de La Conspiration d’Umbrella. L’action est soutenue, il se déroule plein de choses, mais comme les personnages présent dans ce tome ne sont pa
James Pitt
A massive fan of the video games, I was ecstatic to find that someone had serialised them in novel form. This is S.D Perry’s second novel set in the Resident Evil universe and the first that does not follow one of the video games plotlines.

The story feels credible as a piece of Resident Evil fiction, and the original characters Perry came up with are quite interesting - certainly more engaging than some characters from the actual games. The protagonist, Rebeca Chambers from the first game, is ac
I liked the plot of this one better than of the previous book, "The Umbrella Conspiracy", and it also used the tests and clue-finding in a better, more organic way. At the same time, it wasn't as scary/creepy and David and his team simply weren't up to the Raccoon team's standards. David really was no Chris as far as leadership goes, he should've been a great tactician but he kept falling apart again and again, even Rebecca, a girl half his age and with much less training and experience, had mor ...more
Courtney Key
Apr 14, 2015 Courtney Key rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rather enjoyed this book. It bridges the gap between Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. It's wonderful to have Rebecca Chambers as a main character. She isn't mentioned much after the first game except to appear as a playable character in Mercenaries, so it's nice to see she is more included in the book 'verse.

In Caliban Cove, we met all new characters, monsters, location, and of course the villain. The usual S.T.A.R.S. members make a appearance at the beginning of the novel before Rebecca le
Will Meeks
Jul 15, 2015 Will Meeks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another book based on the survival horror series of the Resident Evil video game series. This is the first book, in the series, that isn't taking place during a video game. After the events of Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy, Chris Redfield and his former S.T.A.R.S. team mates deal with the horror they witnessed in the mansion. Umbrella, the world's leading pharmaceutical company, was behind the monsters they witnessed in the mansion. They were in the process of developing BOW's, Bio Orga ...more
"Resident Evil: Caliban Cove" bercerita tentang Rebecca Chambers, satu-satunya anggota S.T.A.R.S (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) Beta yang berhasil selamat dari peristiwa Spencer Mansion (Resident Evil The Umbrella Conspiracy), yang memutuskan untuk kembali mengejar Umbrella Corp.. Kali ini, bersama anggota S.T.A.R.S baru yang belum terbeli oleh Umbrella, Rebecca menyelidiki sebuah labolatorium di daerah bertebing karang di Caliban Cove, Maine.

"RE Caliban Cove" adalah novel original dari nove
Alexander Seifert

Published (I think) before Resident Evil 2 was a thing, Caliban Cove is a good premise that putters toward its conclusion. The beginning is good. It deals with the fallout from the Spencer Estate incident and shows how the STARS were ostracized and framed for what happened. It's been long enough since Resident Evil 2 that I couldn't recall if the eventual sequel game did the job better or not, but I think the STARS kept working, since that
Apr 22, 2016 Avery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: The book was overall good. It would of been nicer if i was to read the first book before i read the second book. Getting to the point the book might want to give more dialog, more details.
Plot Summary: The book mainly took place in two different places, one of the non-main characters mansion where they planned their raid on Umbrella the evil company that created a death weapon and the Umbrella Organization itself. Rebecca is the main character she is smart athletic and is pret
Len White
A book with no purpose. I was expecting a story that would bridge the gap between the events of the original games, Resident Evil and RE Twooooooo (always loved how the narrator said that!), but it didn't happen here except in the sense that it showed that time passed between those two events. Sure, you had S.T.A.R.S. and Umbrella Corp. (kind of) and a few of the characters from Perry's initial novelization of the game, but she made no attempt to direct the story towards how the T-virus causes t ...more
Caitlyn Mancini
Sep 13, 2016 Caitlyn Mancini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book was just as good as the first, making me hunger for more! It's very suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your... well I guess bed, not seat. :) It does sometimes feel like a movie though, at least the way it plays in my mind. The characters are very well done and the plot again is filled with mystery, horror, action and adventure. It was a great read!
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Sep 27, 2016 Waldschrat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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SD Perry (Stephani Danelle, by the way, though she prefers SD or Danelle) has been writing novelizations and tie-ins for most of her adult life. Best known for her work in the shared multiverses of Resident Evil, Star Trek, and Aliens, SD is a horror nerd and an introvert. Her father is acclaimed science fiction author Steve Perry. SD lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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