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Sixteen-year-old Samantha Ruiz has a lot on her mind. The crush who kissed her but changed his mind. The BFF who thinks Sam is in an abusive relationship. The geneticist who wanted Sam dead but now wants her ALIVE. And of course, Sam’s still dealing with a tendency to disappear into thin air.

When Sam learns of her nemesis Helmann’s Nazi-like plan to establish a Thousand-Ye...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published September 7th 2011 by Williams Press (first published September 1st 2011)
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Nicola
It's not often that I feel compelled to continue on and finish a series. Often, I will love or like the first book but then the second book will bore me to tears and that will be that. But I am so excited about the Ripple series! Chameleon was just as good as, if not better than, the first book. I made the mistake of starting it late at night and had to stay up to finish it because it was so intense! Things would just be calming down and suddenly something else would pop up.

The storyline becomes...more
Megan
'Chameleon' was definitely worth the wait! I enjoyed every page of this book! I don't read a lot of fantasy, but there is just something I love about this series!

In this book, Sam, Will and Mickie travel to France to meet with Waldhart de Rochefort (Sir Walter). He teaches them more about Rippling or being a Chameleon - as he calls it. It is also from Sir Walter that they learn more about the experiments that were in the "Black Book" and about the man who conducted them.

In 'Rippler' I didn't lik...more
Romancing the Book
Review by Valerie:COVER LOVE! I loved book one’s cover too!!!
Review: These stories have grit. I absolutely love this trilogy so far! In book one, Sam found out that she has the ability to ripple, or turn invisible. She also discovered that her mom and best friend’s death were not accidental and she was the intended target. Now, it seems that Sam, as well as Will, are both wanted by geneticists that have sinister plans. Do they want them dead or alive and why? When a note and video arrives by mai...more
Julie Witt
Another great book by the awesome Ms. Swanson! If you haven't read the first book in the series, Ripple, yet, you really should. I really liked it and I couldn't wait to read Chameleon. Luckily, Cidney was kind enough to gift me a copy so I didn't have to wait long at all!

Chameleon picked up practically right where Ripple left off, which I really love in a follow up book. In this book, since you already know all the background about the ripple effect, it jumps right in and grabs you from the get...more
Tara Chevrestt
First of all, in Chameleon, Mickie isn't quit so annoying.. perhaps because she has met her match in Sir Walter. Sir Walter is 600 years old so even though he's quite wordy and old fashioned, finally someone knows how to handle Mickie!

Sir Walter enters the picture when Sam and Will and Mickie travel to France. He's the keeper of many secrets and hold most all the knowledge that Sam and Will need to know about their amazing rippling ability. While Sam and Will prance around France and see the sig...more
Dee Bibb
Ms. Swanson did not let me down with this book in the series. It was just a interesting and suspenseful as book 1. I really liked the way book 2 picked right up where book 1 left off without any interruption.

The Rippler series is a super read with a different twist. When reading the first book, I remember thinking what a fantastic way to change the genre.

I was very fascinated by all the history entwined into the story line.

I would definitely recommend this series to all my friends.

I really can't...more
Diane Daniels
This was pretty good for an Indie second book. Of course, now I have to read the third book. Yes, there are some editing problems, but not too many. The story is original with the "rippling" genetics and the evil Nazi villains wanting to take over the world with new, improved people was believable. It ends kind of abruptly after the main characters finally admit their feelings for each other.
Megan
I don't know why, but I feel like this book was very short ... it's either that or I was so into it that I burned through the pages & never realized how long it actually was? Whichever it is, I definitely found this one 10 times more intriguing & more intense than the first one. I did find that the introduction seemed a little rushed, especially the leaping decision to go to Helga's lab - the reasoning made snese but the process of that whole "scene" & evrything leading up to it made...more
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
It's been a while since I read the first book in the Ripple series, Rippler (read my review here), so I was worried I would have forgotten some of the details of the story. But, after re-reading my review of Rippler and upon starting Chameleon, my memory was refreshed and I dove with abandon back into Sam and Will's world.

One of the many things I love about this series is the paranormal element. It is unique and so fun to read about. Sam and Will both possess the ability to turn invisible---wha...more
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
When we left off last in Rippler, Samantha's life had been turned upside down. She had discovered that her genetic material was something others were being killed for, that her Mother's death was no accident and the beginnings of insight into Helmann's truly twisted mind/experiments. Her best friend Gwyn is ignoring her because of a wrongful notion that Will is an abusive boyfriend and Sam's just allowing it to happen. Plus, Will had kissed her finally. Now, Sam is dealing with the fact that Hel...more
Ruth Albarran
I have to say that the story keeps getting better and better, to the point i have listed this series as one of my favorites. The writing was excellent and i was glad to see a lot from the plot unfold.

Sam and Will finally expressed their feeling for each other, i was able to get into their world and imagine their feelings to the point of me been able to feel that anxiety when they had to part ways. I was also glad to see Sam and her best friend make up, and for Sam to be able to tell her friend a...more
Emily
Book Title: Chameleon (Book Two in the Rippler Series)

Author: Cidney Swanson

Published By: Williams Press

Genre: Young Adult supernatural

Recommended Age: 13+

Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavoc

Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community

Rating: 5 Ravens

I got to finish this book after my surgery. It was a pleasure to have something to read that was fast paced and never let me feel like I needed more sleep than I should while I was in the hospital. In other words it was a defi...more
Sarah
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This is the second book in the ‘Rippler’ series, and picks up where book 1 left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Rippler’.**
Sam and Will are now trying to find out more about their ‘Rippling’ and who wants them dead. Their school trip to France proves to be a valuable way to get information from trusted sources, and they use this to their advantage. They’re not safe in France though, and again run into problems.
Who wants them d...more
Larissa Hinton
Now, this is the second book in the Rippler series. Check out previous book and reviews here: http://teacherwritebookaholicohmy.blo...

Anyway, lucky or not, I won this book on LibraryThing, so I won both the first and second book of this series.

Normally, I would find this a good thing, but I'm torn about this book.

On the one hand, the mystery continues and the plot seems okay. The characters are the same. The stakes are higher. And the book is overall better in most respects.

But I had a few probl...more
Thebakingbookworm
Author: Cidney Swanson
Genre: Supernatural / Young Adult
Type: e-book for Kindle
First Published: September 2011
Published By: Williams Press
Series Order: Rippler (June 2011), Chameleon (Sept 2011), Unfurl (2012)
First Line: "Excerpted from my Father's Brilliant Journal by Helga Gottlieb -- Killing Kathryn Ruiz and her daughter Samantha seemed a simple assignment."

Synopsis: Samantha Ruiz seems like the typical American teenager ... if you overlook her quirky ability to literally disappear. Add in the...more
Tara A
I read both books in a relatively short time. I was pulled in from the first page and wanted to continue reading through the night, and it's honestly been a long time since I've been pulled into a book so quickly and entertained enough to stay absorbed throughout.

While these books would definitely be considered young adult, they aren't childish. The first book begins with the main character being seen using her new ability. She doesn't really understand it and while she begins learning about it,...more
Alexandra
This book has been on my carousel for who knows how long. I read the first book after finishing Cidney Swanson's other series Saving Mars. I loved her other series and was pleasantly surprised when I saw a lot of her books on my Amazon cloud. I delayed reading this book in fear that it wouldn't live up to book one but was very happy when I read it.

Throughout the book the story kept expanding and forming new shapes creating the mysterious world of Samantha. In this book it tells of her adventure...more
Tiana Dalichov
4.5 Stars! I'm officially obssessed! *squeeeeee*

This book was definitely better than the first, and the action in this book was a lot more heart-pounding and fear-inducing than the first. Sam grows up a little, wrestling with her feelings for Will and learning more about Helmann's aims in kidnapping her.

And Will.... *swoon/sigh/fangirlmoment* I wish I had someone so protective and supportive of me. My heart literally felt like it was being tugged at relentlessly whenever Will and Sam would kiss...more
Diayll
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Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Author for Honest Review
Reviewer: Heather


Chameleon is the second installment in the Ripple series. As I have yet to read the first book in the series I can’t comment on how well the two flowed into each other, but overall this could easily work as a standalone title. This shows strength in the abilities of the author, because as we all know, creating a series can be very difficult.



The story shows us two distin...more
The Bearded Scribe
Sep 12, 2013 The Bearded Scribe rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Gems for Writers:
World-Building. We talk a lot about world-building here at The Bearded Scribe , and Cidney Swanson does a spectacular job of it. She seamlessly incorporates Rippler’s Syndrome and all of its attendant characteristics into a realistic setting, such that the reader begins to forget that Rippler’s is a fictional condition. This makes the idea of exploiting chameleons for their DNA all the more distasteful, which, in turn, lends a sense of urgency to Will and Sam’s quest to foil th...more
David King
"Chameleon" is a Young Adult Urban Fantasy novel that follows on from "Rippler". As a little warning, I want to mention that whilst I have tried to remove spoilers, due to this being a sequel there are still some present in this review that are related to the previous novel, "Rippler".

The story continues to follows the life of Sam, the girl from the previous novel who discovered she had the ability to turn invisible, or ripple as it is called in the book. However, her life has been made even mor...more
Vanessa
Chameleon was a lot more exciting than the first book, and mostly because the story is set in France. I’ve been anticipating this since I read Rippler and found out that they are going to France and was eager to discover what Cidney Swanson brought to the table this time. She didn’t disappoint, which was no surprise at all because she obviously knew her story. With Chameleon, Cidney conveyed more action and thrill against the backdrop of several infamous France’s historical landmarks. Told in Sa...more
Rachelle Rea
What I Loved

Don't those covers give you the feeling that the story inside is going to be alluring... slightly unconventional, perhaps, but altogether riveting?

Judging a book by its cover in this case holds true. I found Chameleon and Unfurl by Cidney Swanson just as engrossing as Rippler. The story doesn't lose any of its fascination.

I mean, really, Samantha is able to "ripple" invisible and there's this Nazi-ish plot to take over the world! Amazing the way the threads of the story came together...more
Heather
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Ally
(From my Wordpress blog, Word Vagabond: Supporting Independent and Small Press Authors.)

Things are heating up for Samantha Ruiz, a high school student with a bad habit of disappearing- literally. Her best friend is giving her the cold shoulder, the boy she likes is sending mixed signals, and oh yeah- evil scientists are hunting her down to experiment on her.

The second book in Cidney Swanson’s Ripple series gets off to a running start. There are a few stumbling blocks of exposition as Swanson dea...more
Jessica Johnson
Love this series so far!

Sir Walter is my new favorite character, I love when a book has a character from a different time period! It adds history to the plot and I love when books discuss different time periods. Sam is still pining for Will throughout the whole book until she finally kisses him to help her ripple and asks him why he kissed her back. They declare their love for each other right before Sam has to fly back to the states. Very disappointing. There is so much going on is this series...more
Angi
I liked this story as well. My favorite part was the location. I loved how it was set in France, loved all of the French dialect, loved reading about the food...my second favorite part was that Will and Sam finally got their second chance. Irritating parts were any time they left Sam on her own, and when they didn't think things through. It was a little filler like, but the setting made me not care about that. Overall I really liked it. Lots of history about rippling, which was great.
Abigail
Pure amazing! I started at 10:00 at night, and stayed up late finishing it! I had school the next day, but I just couldn't put it down! Cidney Swanson is amazing! She is so talented! I feel so close to Will, and Sam.

You should of seen me beg my parents for this book! They finally let me get it for my kindle, and then it goes free the next day! Lol! But that's okay!

So in this book Sam, and Will get to go to France for a school trip, along with Will's sister Mickey. Sam isn't any safer in Fran...more
Sabrina
AHHHHHHHH FINALLY THEY'RE TOGETHER! The entire book, right up until the end was me waiting for some action. It was a really good book! I enjoyed how the characters' changed throughout the books and it had just enough humor (Will) for me not to quit on it. I don't really get why Mick wasn't given much of a role, I mean why she wasn't there was a lot of it. Only when Will got hurt or they were given a lot of information she was there. She was definitely the adult in this, other than Sir Walter. It...more
Kerry
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