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The Lifeline Signal

(Chameleon Moon #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Parole is still burning. And now the day everyone has been waiting for is finally here: it’s collapsed. A lucky few managed to escape with their lives. But while their city burned, the world outside suffered its own devastating disaster. The Tartarus Zone is a deadly wasteland a thousand miles wide, filled with toxic storms, ghostly horrors, and just as many Eyes in the Sk ...more
Kindle Edition, 456 pages
Published 2017
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Cameron Young
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queer, favorites
Bless ARCs, I was anxiously rereading everything else in the series while waiting for this. Not sure I COULD wait until actual release.

If I could turn back time so I could read this book for the first time a thousand times, I would.

I will probably be rereading it after I finish writing this, despite a mile-long list of books I have yet to read.

First and foremost, there's representation. People like me, actually stated, right there in text, to be like me. I will always cry when I get to see canon
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I was looking for a book with a POC aro-spec and_or ace-spec character. That’s why I decided to read The Lifeline Signal. This book is a sequel to Chameleon Moon, which I reviewed here.

It’s #ownvoices for asexual, acute anxiety/PTSD/depression/dissociation, nonbinary/trans ID, chronic illnesses, and polyamory representation.


It’s a very diverse novel, with disability, POC and Native American, and queer rep. And everyone is acc
Richard Willis
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Like the first book in the series, I was unable to put this down for longer than a few minutes. I had high hopes for this, and I believe they were filled. The extension of the world is done well, and the new cast of characters is every bit as wonderfully diverse as the first one was.

All in all, this is another wonderful story. I'll be anticipating the next one.
Apr 07, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
Ok, I loved the first book of the series, Chameleon Moon - it even was a favourite of mine last year - and I enjoyed the many short stories that are set in the same universe and the art work and everything.

Unfortunately, I read the old edition of Chameleon Moon, and since the author brought out a new edition of the book when she got her rights back and made changes to the world building, I cannot really enjoy this sequel that is built upon the new edition. Since I am constantly trying to make se
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, lgbtq, sff
I'll echo a sentiment I've already seen here - thank god for ARC books. This is one I've been itching to read ever since the first one came out (the first edition even!) and the second edition of book one just made the craving for the next part of the story even increase.

The Lifeline Signal follows a different set of characters than book one, but don't worry - they're very connected to your favorites from Chameleon Moon and the plot of Parole. This is just another side of the story, a look at wh
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? it is the 2nd book in the most perfect book series that is currently being written and it's perfect and I can't wait for more
Lexi Janmaat
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-reads
I had already pre-ordered the book and couldn't wait to dig into it. RoAnna Sylver was so utterly kind to supply me with an advance copy to review, so I got it a bit earlier. That has not influenced my review in the least. I adored the first book and enjoyed this one just as much.

WARNING: This book contains a lot of feels. It is an #ownstories book, and Sylver has nailed the relationships, LGBTQIA, and Spoonie aspects completely.

I recommend reading Sylver's short stories before diving into thi
Sarah (CoolCurryBooks)
In Chameleon Moon, RoAnna Sylver introduced the dystopic city of Patrol, who’s citizens lived a precarious life above eternally blazing fire, governed by the nefarious Eye in the Sky. Oh, and most of these citizens also had some form of superpower – the reason they were trapped within Patrol.

In this sequel, Slyver takes us outside the city of Patrol. But as it turns out, the world beyond isn’t all sunshine and happiness. A poisonous wasteland named Tartarus has infected much of America with noxi
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, wow, where to begin. I've been graced with the gift of getting an advanced reader's copy of this book, and to play a small part in making it exist. Sylver is such a positive force in this world and they're a fantastic writer, and working with them and their wonderful cast of characters is something unarguably good.

I would highly recommend the Chameleon Moon series, starting with Chameleon Moon (Chameleon Moon, #1). (Though if you've only read the first edition, please do yourself a favor
re-read on 2020.10.12.

I still love this book so much. I forgot a lot of the characters, but once they appeared suddenly all the memories came back and aaaah. I love them.

original review below

Falling isn’t always the last thing you do. Sometimes it’s the first thing.

Can you believe I’m actually the first one of my friends to actually add a review to this? What is everyone else doing with their lives?

The Lifeline Signal is a perfect sequel to Chameleon Moon. Just like the first book, it is incre
Heather Henkel
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it

This was a crazy fun book to read. It has weird characters that you can't help but love and adventures that are incredibly wild.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like CM, this was so kind while also being tense and high stakes. Unlike CM, it takes place almost entirely outside of Parole with a pretty distinct cast of characters (though you'll recognize a couple characters and some names from CM and some of the characters from the short stories).

I really appreciate that everyone here, protagonists and supporting characters alike, have their own goals, desires, and emotional arcs. I love how much we see people supporting each other and that we see people r
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Somehow this wasn't as good of a read as the first part. I couldn't relate to the chars and while our mains are meant to have a unique, strong bond, there wasn't much to see of it. It simply was assumed to be there. For being set outside of Parole I miss descriptions of how the rest of the world deals with a fire pit and the after-effects of a miracle medicine that has monstrous side-effects. Instead we get a bundle of new chars with connections that make everything go too smooth and new things ...more
The somewhat slow beginning made me fear that I wouldn't like this one as much as book one, but then I did. The plot didn't seem as well-rounded to me in this one, but it does all the feelings and pictures and all that just as well, and tbh that is what I care about more. I am so glad to have met all the characters and to have been aboard the FireRunner, it was truly an honour. (I believe I have some short stories to catch up on until hopefully a third book happens at some point)
I love this world and these characters so very, very much.
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Ryan Michael
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book. I'm crying but it's a good cry. This is so amazing and I want to just about from the roof how amazing it is. How queer and happy and intense and emotionally-fuelled.

I'm fully represented here, in who I am. I'm normal, even if normal is relative.

This series is truly phenomenal. I've never experienced anything like it. It is the best I've ever read (and I've read a lot). I think this book specifically is the best book I've ever read. My memory is horrible due to fibro
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Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I would advise anyone who wants to read this but hasn't read the first novel or the short stories, please read them, it will help. Particularly the short stories.

This novel is amazing, it's a different pace than the first novel, but that actually works for the whole theme. The first book was the mystery of Regan and his memory loss and the puzzle to put the pieces of his memory back together, in this book it's about a trio of teens who are trying to figure out how to help a group of weary saviou
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RoAnna Sylver is passionate about stories that give hope, healing and even fun for LGBT, disabled and other marginalized people, and thinks we need a lot more. Aside from writing oddly optimistic dystopia and vampire books, RoAnna is a blogger, artist, and singer.

RoAnna lives with family near Portland, OR, and probably spends too much time playing videogames. The next adventure RoAnna would like i

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