Thursday, 14 November 2013

Chameleon (Ripple #2) by Cidney Swanson

Chameleon (Ripple, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Sixteen-year-old Samantha Ruiz has a lot on her mind. The crush who kissed her but changed his mind. The BFF who thinks Sam is in an abusive relationship. The geneticist who wanted Sam dead but now wants her ALIVE. And of course, Sam’s still dealing with a tendency to disappear into thin air.

When Sam learns of her nemesis Helmann’s Nazi-like plan to establish a Thousand-Year Reign, she’s determined to fight him. Along with Will and Mickie, Sam flees to France to meet Sir Walter—their best hope for stopping Helmann’s brave new world.

But Sam isn’t any safer in France. Someone is following her. Someone invisible. Sam will have to figure out how to hide from an enemy she can’t even see.

Chameleon by Cidney Swanson

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Chameleon (Ripple, #2)(Source: Downloaded for free from
This is the second book in the ‘Rippler’ series, and picks up where book 1 left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Rippler’.**
Sam and Will are now trying to find out more about their ‘Rippling’ and who wants them dead. Their school trip to France proves to be a valuable way to get information from trusted sources, and they use this to their advantage. They’re not safe in France though, and again run into problems.
Who wants them dead? What were the experiments in the diary they retrieved really about? And what else can they learn about their rippling?

This was an okay second novel in the series, but the amount of information contained in this was a bit of an overload.

Sam and Will were both okay characters, and I liked how they worked together, even when their relationship didn’t seem to be moving forward. I did think that they maybe took risks at times, but they did do it for a reason.

The storyline in this was alright, but the trip to France basically turned into a giant history/science lesson, and did become information overload at several points. There was a lot of information about rippling, and how and when it came about, as well as experiments which were carried out with regards to rippling, so there was a lot of ground covered, but it did slow the pace of the story down considerably.
The romance in this one was good, and although there wasn’t a lot of it, this was probably my favourite part of the book. I thought that it was nice that Sam and Will finally confessed their feelings to one another, and they made a cute couple.

The ending didn’t go quite as I expected, and I’m curious to see where the final book goes from here, and what will happen to Sam and Will next.
Overall; an okay second book, but maybe a little too much information in there.
6.5 out of 10.


  1. Ugh, info overalod sucks. Not interested in reading a history/science lesson.

  2. I read the first book in this series but I was not impressed at all. I won't be reading this one for that reason.

  3. I love this author's other series, but this one was pretty pants. the third book was even worse :(