Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Angel’s Nightmare Adventure: A Horror Gamelit Adventure by Angel Ramon.
About the Book: Resident Evil fans get ready for a book that will scare you just as much as the actual video game series! Survival horror fans will enjoy this series. LitRPG readers looking for something fresh and scary, this will put you in the middle of the action quite literally!
Angel’s Nightmare Adventures is a short story divided into two very different perspectives. Just imagine if New York City is invaded by zombies and two regular joes must survive the survival horror. One of the people is Angel, a seventeen-year-old H.S. student getting ready for an oral operation. Follow Angel in the first short story as he tries to survive and escape from a hospital where he is supposed to be undergoing oral surgery. Angel will find out that the hospital contains more secrets than meets the eye! The second story is Luis a career criminal turned good and he decides to enter the police force.
Follow Luis in the second story, on his first day of duty as a police officer of the NYPD, only to end up in a mansion trying to survive and find any survivors. He is with his partners in crime, but can Luis trust his own friends or is someone hiding a dirty secret? Will Angel and Luis ever cross paths?
A company called the Hybrid Corporation is responsible for making chemicals used in hospitals however, they’ve had a checkered past and haven’t necessarily been the most truthful of people. Is this zombie invasion a natural occurrence or is there a secret NWO plot hidden within the mayhem and is the Hybrid Corporation involved? What will Angel and Luis have to endure and uncover as they experience the invasion of zombies in New York City? Only one way to find out! Are you ready to get scared, if so read on! Prepare for an adventure with many twists and turns as both Angel and Luis face some of their biggest fears. Also, anything that can go wrong will go wrong! Trust us zombies are only the beginning. Prepare for a survival horror adventure where anything is possible and regular animals such as frogs and spiders become your worse nightmare. One piece of advice, don’t read this book in the dark, you may suffer from nightmares! Enjoy the ride!
My Review: First off, I’m a huge horror and Resident Evil fan, so I was looking forward to reading this. I have to say, it is nearly a direct reimaging of the video game. That’s a good and bad thing.
It’s a good thing in that it’s familiar and that makes it easier to get lost in the story, but it’s also bad in that it follows the same/similar pathways as the games. The saving grace with this is there are some variances to the plot, but not enough for it to be fresh for me. I think it’s important to point out this is only my opinion, and yours may be completely different.
In the end, it was nice revisiting an old favorite, even if it was through a different medium.