Ringer (Replica, #2) by Lauren Oliver

Ringer (Replica, #2)

Like its ambitious companion novel, Replica, this far-reaching novel by powerhouse bestselling author Lauren Oliver 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 the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and neither of them knows where they belong or who they can trust. When Caelum leaves without warning to pursue the dream of a place he ...


Details Ringer (Replica, #2)

TitleRinger (Replica, #2)
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction
Rating

Reviews Ringer (Replica, #2)

  • April
    1970-01-01
    Not bad.
  • Suzanne
    1970-01-01
    I really like many parts of this series but I had a lot of trouble not letting my mind roam; it just didn't keep my attention the whole time. In Replica, I read the novel from Lyra's POV completely then went on to Gemma's story. So for the second book I did the alternating chapters. I actually liked doing the alternating chapters best. Not going to lie it can be a slight hassle flipping the book over chapter to chapter but, in my opinion, the nov...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    1970-01-01
    I have been awaiting this second instalment in the Replica series for a year now, and I was not at all disappointed with the outcome. Ringer is just as eerie, and the original layout of the book is the same as the first. My favourite story was Gemma’s, but Lyra’s is still gripping. If you have yet to pick these books up, I definitely recommend that you do so this fall.This sequel to Replica tells the story of human clones and mistaken identit...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was an interesting sequel, and I liked catching up with Gemma and Lyra.I felt sorry for both Gemma and Lyra in this book, Gemma was once again faced with a replica of herself and Lyra was once again being chased for her life. The storyline in this was about Gemma trying to warn Lyra that people were once again after her, and Lyra being on the run. Caelu...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    I am speechless. I didn’t know what to expect from this second book (I don’t read the synopsis before reading a book, I don’t want any spoilers), and I LOVED it! It is a whirlwind of events and emotions that unfolds just right at the end of the book. I read the book alternating chapters between Gemma and Lyra, like I did with the first book, and it helps to build the suspense of the story. Loved it❤Many thanks to the publisher for my earl...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    1970-01-01
    “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 search...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    3.5/5 starsRinger is the sequel to Replica. This is the final book in the Replica series. I would categorize this series as Young Adult Science Fiction.The book has 3rd person POVs. The two main characters are Gemma and Lyra. Each girl's story is divided into 3 parts.The prologues take place on May 15. Chapter Ones takes place May 11th. Before each prologue for each girl there is a summary. At first I thought that it was a summary from Replica. T...
  • Shelley
    1970-01-01
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* YA, Science Fiction*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*Lauren Oliver's Ringer is the second installment in the authors Replica duology. For timeline sake, this story takes place 3 weeks after the end of Replica. The story is once again told by two different characters, Gemma & Lyra, in two different books. If you are like me, you read the first book, before flipping over to the second, even though both stories take place concurr...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren See my full review for REPLICA here RINGER is the second (and final) book in the REPLICA series. It tells linear stories of two girls; Lyra, who was raised as a replica but actually isn’t and Gemma, who is actually a replica but was raised as a normal girl. I enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed the first book in this series. The stakes seem even higher and they involve outside people w...
  • DJ
    1970-01-01
    I love love Lauren Oliver and the Replica series is so unique and interesting. They are like 500 pages but I devour them. Ringer is just as fast paced as Replica. I love the two different stories. I always read Gemma first, and her story is always my favorite. I do enjoy Lyra’s story too. This story was just as fun and intriguing as the first one. Lauren Oliver never lets me down.
  • Jan
    1970-01-01
    I stayed up until 1 am to finish the book last night. I just had to know how everything ended, and couldn't wait until the morning to find out.When I was waiting for the sequel to be published I had all these ideas about what would happen in this book, mostly things I wanted to happen, and a lot of predictions also. Boy was I wrong! My thoughts and predictions didn't even come close and the story went in a totally different direction than I thoug...
  • Nancy The book junkie
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 3.5/5Review to come!
  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    1970-01-01
    I read REPLICA a few years back and loved Lyra and Gemma's books. A lot. I actually thought their stories were done, and then I found out it was a duology. So I was curious about what else could happen to them. Just like I did with the first book, I decided to start with LYRA: Lyra used to be known only by a number, but now she has a life outside of the Haven Institute. She also has Caelum, who is so much like her but not at all.The couple lives...
  • Marla
    1970-01-01
    This was a fascinating 2 book series. The books are seen through the eyes of Gemma and Lyra. The chapters alternate or you can read each story separately. The first book I read them separately and this book I alternated. From the Kindle version I found the switching hard to do. I would lose track of which chapter I was on for which person and I would switch to the other and found out I had read that chapter. That being said, this is kind of a sca...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 3.5 StarsThis review originally appeared on We Live and Breathe Books•Pro: Action packed•Pro: We learn all the whys and whats regarding Haven•Con: There was a little bit of politics thrown in, and I am so over everything being politicized•Pro: The exploration of what defines our humanity was very interesting•Pro: I was really interested in the bioethical discussions that took place•Pro: I was pleasantly surprised by some of th...
  • Ruthsic
    1970-01-01
    In many ways, I feel Ringer achieved all that Replica was trying to. Lauren Oliver had mentioned in the foreword for the Replica book (I think it was the Gemma side's foreword) about how she wanted to write two stories into one book, but with Replica, it was more like reading a dual perspective of the same story, with few independent parts. Ringer, however, actually felt like that experiment was successful, because it had two mostly independent s...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsSpoilers for the first book ahead--if you haven't read Replica but want a spoiler-free review of it, you can read mine here.After reading this book a month or two ago, I was super excited to find out it would be releasing soon and it was available for request on Edelweiss.I found that the whole concept of two-in-one was executed much better in Ringer than in Replica. The storylines only overlapped near the end, and even so, it wasn't lik...
  • Rissa
    1970-01-01
    As with the first book i enjoyed one girls perspective more but still a beautiful story. More adventures, action and romance. The first book i liked Lyras story better but this book Gemmas story kept me invested more and im excited to see where the girls go next.
  • Aline
    1970-01-01
    Ringer by Lauren Oliver *3.5 stars* 01/07/2018.I listened this audiobook with the alternate characters POV choice, and that is the way I like the most. This is a hard way to mix some scenes for the author because when the characters Gemma and Lyra are together or close to encounter, the author has to be very carefully with spoiling the scene or making them repetitive. But the opposite happened for me. One of the chapters caught my attention regar...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I didn't think there needed to be a second book at all so when this sequel didn't even tie up the loose ends from book one, which I assumed was the point, and it was boring... a total miss for me. Which is a bummer since I usually love Lauren Oliver's books.
  • Lauren R.
    1970-01-01
    I can’t help but compare this experience to REPLICA. In that book, I was equally interested in both Gemma and Lyra’s stories as I was reading them. I liked reading Gemma’s all the way through and then learning Lyra’s after to see how they connected. I could see how reading the book that way OR alternating back and forth would both work. I wish I could say the same about RINGER. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one. Gemma’s story, which I r...
  • BookWorm 221
    1970-01-01
    www.bookworm221.tumblr.comThank 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 reall...
  • Andreea In Bookland
    1970-01-01
    “She wanted things she hardly understood: to be closer, closer, closer than bodies could ever be. She wanted to take her body off and for him to shed his, too, and to stand like two shadows overlapping with not a shiver of space between them.And she wanted to keep her body, so he would keep kissing it.”The first book was way better than the sequel. I can’t say it wasn’t interesting, fast paced and enjoyable, but in the first book there wa...
  • Justin Turczak
    1970-01-01
    Great book!! Always something going on. And edge of your seat. Only thing was Lyra's ending bugged me since still didn't close enough gaps I don't feel like and Gemma's side just as good no boring spots. Overall 4.5 stars
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    A great second installment. Full review at Ash Reads Stuff.
  • Sierra
    1970-01-01
    Good sequel.
  • Rupert Hardi Tamayo
    1970-01-01
    No matter what way you read this novel, the intensity between the stories of the two girls is uniquely beautiful. The story of Lyra proves that we can live normally in our peculiarities and expectations; on the other hand, Gemma gives us a desirable attitude to fight our worries and challenges in our life. :)
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC from an independent bookstore during the festivities of Independent Bookstore Day for pure enjoyment. I was in no way compensated for this review.Ringer is Lauren Oliver’s thrilling follow-up to incredible hit, Replica. I believe that this is a duology based on the way things ended, but there’s still enough of a twist that could lead to more books. It’s too soon to tell at this point! But either way, I think this is the ...