Ringer (Replica Duology Series #2)

Ringer (Replica Duology Series #2)

by Lauren Oliver


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Ringer (Replica Duology Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
csmmom More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic follow up to Replica. This time I listened to the audio book in alternating chapters. I liked it this way just as much as I liked reading it from one point of view completely before reading the other half. Great finish to the Replica story. Loved the characters!
Bookyogi 7 months ago
Well that escalated quickly...this was something I said to myself several times while reading the book. This second book did not disappoint and I was on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next with my head spinning with the plot twists. I don’t know why it took me so long to read these, but glad I did and again loved the alternative reading options. Again, great follow up to Replica!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As awesome as I thought it would be
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
Thank you to Harper Collins for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review. Ringer was just as good as Replica, it picks up a weeks before the last one and we see how both Gemma and Lyra are trying to fit into their new lives. Gemma is still with Pete and she still has her bff April but she is full of questions about how she came to be and she is trying to figure out where she fits in and who she really is. Lyra is also trying to figure out her life, only for her is a bit harder, there are so many things she doesn't know or understand that is difficult for her to make a life in the real world. This time around I read first the chapters narrated by Gemma and then the ones by Lyra (there are some extra PoV's but I won't ruin the surprise) and enjoyed it a lot more, Gemma's chapters were my favorite to read, the writing seemed a lot more compelling to me when Gemma was narrating. I enjoyed Lyra's as well she was very resilient and I admired that. I'm not sure if there are more books coming but if this is it I gotta say I really enjoyed these characters, the story telling was amazing and original.
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ahyperboliclife More than 1 year ago
“Words could make anything: that was their great power, and their great danger.” I loved Ringer just as much as I loved Replica - and I’m so happy about it. Ringer builds on the momentum of Replica, and we look even deeper at what it means to be human, and what rights are given to those who meet that definition. Gemma and Lyra have both escaped the Haven Institute, but the troubles they face are just beginning. Lyra and Caelum begin searching for a cure to heal her, and uncover a shocking connection to their past. When Gemma and Pete go to warn the newly freed replicas that Gemma’s father, Geoffrey, might not have been as altruistic as he seemed, the two are mistaken for the escaped replicas and taken to a Haven holding. Trapped and alone. With even more suspense and thrills, Ringer is a fantastic conclusion to this thought-provoking science fiction duology. Things I Liked Gemma and Lyra’s journey is once again emotional and compelling. We see each girl trying to move forward from the life-changing events that happened over Spring Break. Each girl is going through a sort of fish-out-of-water experience, where they are forced to grow and evolve. We really see each girl’s strength and determination. Where even in the face of the unknown , they continue to move forward. We see both girls deal with feeling powerless and fear, and move to a confidence in themselves and a hopefulness that was really easy to connect to. I LOVED seeing Lyra and Caelum learning about the outside world. It was heartbreaking and frustrating seeing them having to figure out everything on their own. There were a few chapters with side character POVs and I absolutely loved them. I think this is just a feature I love in books, because I’ve never not liked them. They help establish the world outside of our main characters and give this full-world feeling to the story. We actually get to see Dr. Saperstein, or God as Lyra calls him, for more that just passing moments. I really liked getting to see things from his perspective and learning his reasoning behind his drive and dedication to his research. Seeing him elevated him from the boogeyman of book one, to a person with values and beliefs, that while they might not match our own, drive him toward his goals. There was even more suspense in this book than the previous one! There’s this environment of uncertainty and uneasiness that draws you in. I think reading in alternate chapter helps further elevate the tension as well. Things I Didn’t Like I felt like Gemma’s dad was a little too absent in the story. It seemed like he was connected to everything, even if only tangentially, but I wanted him physically present. I wish another character had more of a presence in the story as well. They play a pretty important role, especially in Lyra’s journey, but they was pretty underwhelming overall. I liked everything we saw of them, but I wanted more I love how much this duology makes me think - it really just grabs me from page one and I don’t want to stop! I love seeing the replicas and how their experiences have changed how they view the world and morality, I love the emotional journey and the parallel struggles we see in Gemma and Lyra. While I would have liked more from some characters, I was satisfied with the story as a whole. This is just a great finale that left me feeling hopeful, happy, and peaceful. I received a copy of the book from HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.