by Lauren Oliver


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Like its ambitious companion novel, Replica, this far-reaching novel by the powerhouse author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted.

In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a pioneering organization in Philadelphia that might have a cure. But what they uncover there is a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing.

Though Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven, she soon learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas—unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. But they soon learn that they aren’t safe either. The Haven Institute wasn’t destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls.

Bestselling author Lauren Oliver brings the Replica duology to a shocking close in Ringer, but like both Gemma and Lyra, you won’t be able to leave the world of Haven behind after you’ve turned the last page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062394200
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Series: Replica Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 109,418
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the President of Production.

She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by Awesomeness Films. Before I Fall was adapted into a major motion picture starring Zoey Deutch. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, garnering a wide release from Open Road Films that year.

Oliver is a 2012 E. B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee for her middle-grade novel Liesl & Po, as well as author of the middle-grade fantasy novel The Spindlers and The Curiosity House series, co-written with H.C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.

Oliver co-founded Glasstown Entertainment with poet and author Lexa Hillyer. Since 2010, the company has developed and sold more than fifty-five novels for adults, young adults, and middle-grade readers. Some of its recent titles include the New York Times bestseller Everless, by Sara Holland; the critically acclaimed Bonfire, authored by the actress Krysten Ritter; and The Hunger by Alma Katsu, which received multiple starred reviews and was praised by Stephen King as “disturbing, hard to put down” and “not recommended…after dark.”

Oliver is a narrative consultant for Illumination Entertainment and is writing features and TV shows for a number of production companies and studios.

Oliver received an academic scholarship to the University of Chicago, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University.


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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 8 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.