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Chameleon (Ripple Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Cidney Swanson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Sam and Will flee to France to meet Sir Walter--their best hope for stopping Helmann's plan to establish a new Thousand-Year Reign. Now Sam will have to figure out how to hide from an enemy she can't see.
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 561 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Williams Press (6 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LL4A2M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Faster Paced & More Enjoyable than Rippler 7 July 2012
By Killie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"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 more complicated by her discovery of a secretive group of rather sinister people who are interested in tracking her down. Therefore, under the cover of a school trip to France, Sam, her friend Will, and his sister travel together to meet the mysterious Sir Walter who has been sending them information for an as yet unknown reason. Whilst in France they discover the true secret of rippling and face even more dangers that they were expecting.

I found that the story builds really well on the plot introduced in the previous novel. I really enjoyed the way in which Swanson has interspersed the novel with exerts from a journal that Sam has uncovered, which enables the reader to learn more about the villains in the series. In addition, I was engrossed as the novel delved into rippling to enable the reader to understand more about its history and the range of abilities it actually covers.

One other thing I noted was that this story moves along at a much faster pace than its predecessor. After the initial elements to recap the previous novel, the novel quickly delves into the action, mystery and suspense to the point that I found it very difficult to put the novel down once I had started reading. The way that the stakes have been raised in the story has really benefited this novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Rippler 17 April 2012
By Kath
Format:Kindle Edition
The second book in the Rippler series is even better than the first. We get to meet some of the bad guys - and more than just the brief glimpse in the first book. We learn more about what they're after. Some of the conflicts are resolved, but by no means all. The pace picks up quite a bit, it's more like the last little bit of Rippler than the first. If you found Rippler a little slow, then give this one a try. And if you loved Rippler, go buy the third book already! (But read this one too).

Pros:

I loved the interaction between "Jane" and Deuxième.
Mick continues to be amazing. She may not have a sense of humor, but she's certainly plenty funny. And her sarcasm is a thing of beauty.
Sir Walter is another wonderful character. The perfect gentleman with delightfully old-fashioned manners. He's the kind of guy every girl dreams of (though he's a little too old).
The ending is much less abrupt than Rippler. You get some signals that the book is moving towards a conclusion, though not *the* conclusion. It doesn't jar the way Rippler did.
There are more, but they'd be spoilers. Sorry!

Cons:
As with Rippler, there was some language. It wasn't necessary to the story, and distracted me from it.
Mrs. Swanson has a liking for the word "guffawed". Apparently others noticed this in Rippler, though I didn't. I did in this one.
Again (both pro and con), the bad guys are seriously creepy. Don't give this to your 12-year-old as bedtime reading.
Sir Walter's inconsistent pronounciation of "ripple" bugged me. He speaks fluent English, apparently without an accent, and suddenly he can't pronounce "ripple" without an accent? Well, he can - some of the time.

Many thanks to Mrs. Swanson for providing a free copy of Chameleon for my review of Rippler (with no obligation to give a positive review).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Continuing invisibility 8 Mar. 2014
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My son recommended this trilogy to me. I found it very different and funny. To ripple seems to be a confusing thing to do with so many hazards and hidden dangers. The whole thing seems to be a bit far fetched, especially the longevity angle. All in all though a great set of continuing stories and well worth the time to resd them. Ideal for early teens to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sets your imagination a light! 17 Mar. 2013
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Enjoyed the first and second of this trilogy and look forward the the final one to complete the set! Enjoy!
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  111 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sooooo good! 3 Mar. 2012
By Only Na - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Usually I'm disappointed by the second and third books in a series. The first book creates the world, involves me in character's lives, and I end up buying the rest of the trilogy (or series) based on the strengths of the first book.... but am not as impressed by the subsequent books. Chameleon was different!
I got the book this morning- was able to find some free time this afternoon to finish it- and I can't wait to read the third book in this trilogy!
The suspense was increased without making it too over the top, there are quirkier characters introduced while keeping the ones you love, the drama is more intense while still remaining believable, and the descriptions still draw beautiful mental pictures (both of locations and- my favorite- what glass/stone/wood "taste" like when you ripple).
Also, big props for not rehashing the entire plot of the first book within the first chapter of the second book (a la Rowling). I was able to dive right back into the world created in book one with hardly a ripple (sorry,couldn't help it!), but without all the extra work of skipping over boring retelling of a book I just finished last night!
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4.0 out of 5 stars MORE!!!! S'il vous plait!!! 13 Sept. 2011
By Sarah - Published on Amazon.com
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I couldn't put this book down! If you liked Rippler you will LOVE Chameleon. The plot thickens and the pace quickens. I can't wait for book three!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Read!! 6 Feb. 2012
By PatyB - Published on Amazon.com
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My goodness! It has been a while since I've been so sucked in by a series of books. My husband and I read the first one together, and I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't wait for him when I got the second one. Read it in a day! I did summarize the book for him after, though and he is reading it for himself as well. He did mention from the first book that he really liked that the author didn't shove romance down your throat. I completely agree- even in the 2nd book. I think the author puts just enough in there to remind readers of the thrill of first love, but not so much that it makes you roll your eyes. I love reading books with my husband, but he usually checks out when it has too much romance. I'm glad we were able to share these stories together.

I especially love that it is a sci-fi novel and not anything I have read before. I've already recommended it to all of my friends! I can definitely see these books being turned into a movie. I'm excited to move on to the next novel and can't wait to see what other books this author will put out.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome... couldn't put it down!! 6 Mar. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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i read the first two books in two days... i just could not put them down... unfortunately i finished the second book at 11pm which is the only reason why i didn't buy the third book right away. i knew that i wouldn't get to sleep at all if i started reading it.
i love the tempo of the story, it never gets boring but still it does not seem rushed.
i am already sad when i think aboub that the next book is also the last... i would love more to read about sam and will and everybody else in the book!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chameleon 17 Dec. 2011
By Megan - Published on Amazon.com
'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 like Mickie, Will's older sister and his guardian, at all. I thought she was very annoying, but my opinion of her changed greatly in 'Chameleon'. I actually like her now. She is still bossy and controlling, because she cares for Will and Sam's safety, but the manner in which she does it wasn't annoying to me at all this time.

Gwyn, Sam's best-friend, won't speak with Sam until she stops seeing Will, because Gwyn believes that Sam is being physically abused by him. She doesn't believe Sam when she tells her that Will isn't hurting her. Sam can't tell her the real cause of her injuries, because that would mean telling her about her ability and in turn Will's ability. I felt so sorry for Gwyn in the last book because of this. I mean she cares so deeply for her friend and hates seeing her hurt. She thinks that she is doing a good thing, but she is so far off base!

I loved 'Chameleon' even more than 'Rippler' and I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I highly recommend these books. I think that you would very much enjoy these books, especially if you like fantasy. Because the story is a continuation, they should be read in order.

*** I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done ***
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