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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Review: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Ready Player Two 
by Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton

Thank you Random House for this gifted copy!

Publisher: Random House/Audio
Publish Date: November 24, 2020
Hardcover - 370 Pages
Audio - 13hrs 47min
Series: Ready Player One #2
Genre: Science Fiction

An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready?

Days after Oasis founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday's vault, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the Oasis thousand times more wondrous, and addictive, than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle and a new quest. The last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who will kill millions to get what he wants. Wade's life and the future of the Oasis are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

My Review:

I LIKED IT! 

Ok y'all.  I have MAJOR love for Ready Player One so while a part of me was like WHY WITH A SEQUEL?! I was also equally YAY WITH THE SEQUEL! *high jumps, confetti, SQUEEE* And of course, since I loved RPO so much that I recommended it to everyone I knew who I thought would like it and as such, got a ton of feedback from people who read this before I did and were.... well, they were underwhelmed to say the least.  But NOTHING will stop me from reading a book I had already planned to... but I did decide to go the audiobook route because now I can listen to them AND HELLO WIL WHEATON.  I may have a nerdy little crush on him. 

Look, with the popularity of the first one, I knew this would probably be met with a lot of criticism.  And I'll admit that I had issues with some of the social commentary but did appreciate what he was trying to do and the diverse cast. I love video games but AI scares the dingleberries out of me.  I don't know if I'd want to be downloaded.  Would you??  We get a bit more of the same from the first book and that's what I loved.  Keep giving me books with adventures and a game to solve. (That's why I loved the first two Hunger Games books and then it went all political and blah.) Now, there is a lot of info dumping done that I'm not sure was even necessary and as a sequel, I would've preferred not having to be reshown into a world I am already aware of.  

HOWEVER, I had SO MUCH fun with this book. **snoopy dance**  Was it you, Wil Wheaton? - kudos to his narration because he was EXCELLENT.  I loved the references to all the things and it made me, again, remember my childhood, want to rewatch all the Hughes movies and put on some Prince. I was still rooting for all of them and was satisfied when it was over. While this may have been an unnecessary sequel, I was happy to be back in the Oasis.  

★★★☆


1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to dive into this one and meet Wil Wheaton!

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