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Ringer (Replica #2)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,714 Ratings  ·  253 Reviews
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 tru
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by HarperCollins (first published 2017)
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Lauren Yes, RINGER is the same set up as Replica - you can read Gemma and Lyra's stories in alternating chapters or straight through!
Lauren Yes, Ringer is the second and final book in the series!
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Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad.
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it
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 novel goes by smoother. So for those who haven't read ...more
Olivia (The Candid Cover)
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 identity. What is interesting about this story in particular
(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. Caelum had gone missing and Gemma got thrown into a dan
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 early copy!!
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
“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 con
3.5/5 stars

Ringer 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. Then I thought it was from what transpired between
*Source* Edelweiss
*Genre* YA, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5-4


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 concurrently. Because of the edition I received, I starte
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, sci-fi
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 who actually want to help them, and some that are det
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 thought it would. It was still a gripping story, still
Jan 24, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
25th January 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Haven't read Replica yet (which I own), but the futuristic, sciencey, genetic stuff really appeals to me :-)
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.5/5

Review to come!
Yolanda Sfetsos
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 in a trailer park with Lyra's real father. While
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 scary idea. Cloning humans. Who knows what would go w ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, arcs, ya, scifi
Rating: 3.5 Stars

This 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 the characters
•Pro: Oliver gave Gemma and Lyra the love they wer
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 story-lines with a few intersections, where the tit ...more
Vicky Who Reads
4.5 stars

Spoilers 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 like the scenes were repeating for both girls, just f
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: w-2018-audiobook
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 regarding this matter because Gemma and Lyra POV’s are
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
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.
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 read first, was somewhat boring and not as shocking as I though ...more
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Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, arcs-2017

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,
Andreea In Bookland
“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 was more action and it made me eager to finish the book in o
Justin Turczak
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 🌈
I can't wait to read this!!
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great second installment. Full review at Ash Reads Stuff.
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Good sequel.
Rupert Hardi Tamayo
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)
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 best way to end a book or series for that matter, resolv
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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 ...more
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“He thought she was happy.
She didn't have the heart to tell him the truth. There was no need, anyway. Happiness never lasted, because happiness didn't pay dividends.
That was just the way the world worked.”
“Caelum was right: Why should they have to give so much, and never take anything in return?
If everyone believed they were monsters, shouldn't they at least be allowed to have teeth?”
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