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The Duality Bridge

(Singularity #2)

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What does it mean to be human?
Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.

Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies.

Worse, Eli’s not even entirel
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angela
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Superbly written book, that was amazing to listen to. I find listening to the books makes me feel like I’m right there with all these amazing characters. The reader is full of passion and makes everything come alive. It’s a great experience. I was hanging on every word, during certain parts I’d find myself breathing fast, yet other times holding my breath, it certainly got my emotions going.
The story itself is a treat of philosophical HopePunk sci-fi at it’s best. Set in and explores the interse
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L.R.W. Lee
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading book two in the series and it is as good as the first, examining not only what does it mean to be human, but what does it mean to access God. This book had me think of the ancient Hebrews constructing the tower of Babel to reach god. In this future...

See full review at my blog at bit.ly/1Q0jUUg

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Liz Searle
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this as an Alpha reader, and I have to say I don't know which I love more -- this one or the Legacy Human. Eli is just such a great character (followed closely by my favorite bad guy, Marcus) and I am sucked into his world as soon as I start reading either book. It's really tough to have a sequel as good as the first book in a series, but Susan Kaye Quinn has definitely pulled it off!
Rachel Morgan
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am continually impressed by the massive scope of Susan Kaye Quinn's Singularity universe! The concepts and possibilities she explores in this series (both the novels and the short stories) never cease to leave me in awe. As always, her work manages to be both thought-provoking and entertaining. I'm looking forward to finding out where Eli's story is headed in the next book!
Veronica of V's Reads
This book is the second in a series and should be read after THE LEGACY HUMAN.

This series of books takes place in a future Earth where humanity is the minority of the population and the Ascenders are humans who long ago put their knowledge and consciousness into a computer matrix called Orion. They exist in artificial bodyforms are are essentially immortal--replacing parts but not awareness over the years. Eli is a legacy human, part of a cultivated population comprised of the progeny of people
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Donna Weaver
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
What does it mean to be human? Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He's the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders-the human/machine hybrids who run the world-in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever. Too bad it's all a complicated web of lies. Worse, Eli's not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders' genetic experiments that left him... different. Fewer know about the
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Lisa Hapney
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I always forget and have to add that I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t read a lot of young adult fiction, but I have to admit Susan Kaye Quinn’s Singularity series has captured and kept my attention. Ms. Quinn is a skillful writer whose characters come alive on the page. The story is complex and riveting.

This is the second book in the Singularity series and I cannot wait to read the third one. I enjoy this series so much that I chose it as my
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S.A. Larsen
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our first peek into book II is fraught with tension as Elijah and the legacy humans' fight for independence and right to 'life' continues. But it does more than simply continue. This sequel thrusts Eli into his new self, the self he knew nothing about in book I. Family and friends are put in harms way. The Resistance is jeopardized. His 'weirdness' is even called into question and suspected of making him a traitor. All of which forces Eli to come to terms with who he is, how he was created, and ...more
Lindsay
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
I finished reading this book a couple weeks ago now, and I kept putting off writing the review because I wanted to do it justice. I wanted to express how this series has made me feel, and I wanted to appropriately press upon readers that they should also give it a chance. But the thing is... time doesn't seem to be making more articulate. So here goes nothing!

Duality Bridge is the second in the series, so if you haven't had a chance to read The Legacy Human, go do that now! The story continues w
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Rachel Barnard
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a duality inside you, and the merging of those two sides is your calling, Eli. (Kindle Locations 2802-2803).

“It means that you represent the possibility of more in a world very carefully balanced on the idea that more does not exist.” (Kindle Locations 3855-3856).
Elija Brighton now knows who he is and what his purpose was to be according to the faction of Ascenders who wanted to know whether they had souls, but what he doesn’t know is how he’s supposed to be the bridge or answer this qu
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Anna Tan
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, review-copy
Picking up where The Legacy Human left off, Elijah Brighton poses as the new face of the Human Resistance Movement - but he's only planning to stick around until his mother is fully healed. The ascender Marcus is hunting him down and Eli doesn't want the Resistance to be penalised on his behalf. Besides, there's a rumour of a spy in the camp and Eli don't know who to trust any more. Even worse, the more he discovers about the fugue state and about himself, the more complicated and confusing thin ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
***4.5 stars***

This is the second book in the Singularity series. If you haven't read The Legacy Human, I highly recommend reading it first before you begin this one. The concepts in the story are complex and in order to grasp them, it is best to start at the beginning.

Eli is now part of the rebels cause. He is one of the faces used rally the humans and those against the ruling ascenders. His life is valuable to all factions. The government wants him to use as a tool. He is the bridge between th
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Myrthe
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Find my original review on my blog

As you know, I was very excited to continue this series, though also a bit hesitant, because all the reviews I’d seen were so terribly positive. It can’t all be perfect, right? No, it can’t, though it’s close. As in the first book, the characters are complicated, all with their own agendas and plans. I love this, because it makes the plot more complicated and intriguing. It’s fun trying to figure out who wants what and why.

There were only two things I felt w
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Emma Adams
I was excited to read the sequel to The Legacy Human, one of the most captivating YA sci-fi novels I've read. The Duality Bridge picks up where the first book left off, and once again, I was hooked from page one. Eli struggles with the aftermath of discovering he's something other than human--or ascender, the advanced human-machine hybrids created in the Singularity. The worldbuilding in this series is complex yet completely engaging. The series flawlessly combines thought-provoking ideas with a ...more
David
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very strong follow up to the first book. It went in directions I did not expect. The mixture of themes (technology and spiritually) worked very well. There is a part of me that is a little embarrassed to me getting into young adult fiction at my age. But I think I am in this for the long haul. I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.
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Ah, the treasure hunt.

I'm a dork, I know.

It's just that there are few things as satisfying in the reading word than finding an unknown story that deserves to be told.

The Singularity series was a fun discovery, and Susan Kaye Quinn's awesome concept for speculative fiction definitely deserves a bigger audience.

100 years ago The Singularity happened. Extraterrestrial nanite tech transformed us into machine/human hybrids. Now
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Kitty_ranma
audio version. This continued seamlessly, it still has teen angst and a little crushing but it's not so much as in the first book. I couldn't stop listening I cleaned all day yesterday listening to it.
The narration really brings the story to life.
This audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this voluntary review.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Action-packedEasy-to-readEntertainingGreat world buildingOriginalPage-turnerWhimsicalWonderfu
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susan graham
Sep 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Regret purchasing this book

This is a ridiculous mess of a plot. The first volumn was very good but the author went to a place of unbelievable messed up and hard to follow plot in book two. If you could even call it a plot. I will not purchase the other books. This is a complete mess and ridiculous to attempt to follow what's supposed to be going on. I'm beyond done with this series. It's a shame because the first book is what prompted me to purchase the second in this series. I just regret I can
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Paula Cadle
The second installment begins right where the first leaves off. Elijah is an unwilling collaborator in the Resistance to assure his mother receives the life-saving care she needs. All major characters follow into this book. Elijah is also learning how to use and access his so-called fugue state to keep all those he cares about (human and otherwise) alive and functioning. It got a little old with the constant catch and release, but the end gives a satisfying next step. Still a good story!
Roger
The Duality Bridge: Singularity, Book 2, my fifth read from author Susan Kaye Quinn. Reminiscent in ways of The Hunger Games or Divergent. Nick Podehl's narration made the 10-hour 44-minute tale pass quickly. I look forward to The Illusory Prophet, Singularity 3). I was given an Authors Direct copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018). ...more
Samantha Becken
It was ok...

I loved the previous book... this one took me a really long time to finish. There was not enough going on to keep me interested until the end but even then I skimmed the last 10% of the book.
Jenna
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the sequel is even better than the first! on to number 3!
Elizabeth
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yes! Even better than the first one! Great story! I highly recommend.
Tracey T
May 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Almost gave up partway through, but the story picked up a bit and the rest was better.
Not invested enough in the story or characters to continue on with the series.
Kimberly
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
when science and spirituality (religion) clash in the aspect of defining "what" and if ascenders have a soul.
Lola
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I love The Legacy Human, so I was eager to dive into The Duality Bridge. The Duality Bridge is a great sequel, although I did enjoy it less than the first book. The Duality Bridge takes the story into a different direction, while the first book focussed more on the fugue state and creating art and this book focussed more on the fugue and what it really means and what Eli can do with it. More focussed on the power, the spirituality, religious imp
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Jackie O'sullivan
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just how many more times can one person "nearly" die?
Sandy S
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars--

About the book: Release Date August 15, 2015

What does it mean to be human?

Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.

Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies.

Worse, Eli’s not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders’ genetic experiments that left h
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Ren nerdychampagne
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

4.5/5

Okay I just want to say that Eli's attachment to Lenora wasn't as disgusting as I remember.
I'd leave it at that because I don't want to spoil anybody.

I just want to say that my favourite person -- which is Cyrus -- didn't get much screentime and I'm shifting from Cyrus to Master.
(okay no not really)

BUT THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eli was definitely a different person from TLH to chapter 1 to chapter 15 to th
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Kathryn Svendsen
The Duality Bridge was an action-packed follow-up to The Legacy Human where we watch as different groups want Eli Brighton for their own reasons. Eli has discovered he is not entirely human but was created as part of an experiment. He is still coming to terms with that and trying to figure out the extent of, and how to control the abilities the experiment gave him.

There were so many plot twists and turns in The Duality Bridge that it really made the book very exciting to read. One minute things
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