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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Excellent follow up to Ripple!!

    Another great book by the awesome Ms. Swanson! If you haven't read the first book in the series, Ripple, yet, you really should. I really liked it and I couldn't wait to read Chameleon. Luckily, Cidney was kind enough to gift me a copy so I didn't have to wait long at all!

    Chameleon picked up practically right where Ripple left off, which I really love in a follow up book. In this book, since you already know all the background about the ripple effect, it jumps right in and grabs you from the get go. It's a really quick read because everything just flows right along at a great pace.

    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."

    Poor Sam is as confused as can be by Will's lack of a reaction to her since they kissed. He's gone back to just being her buddy, but her best friend still thinks he's abusing her. To make matters worse, they are all going on a class trip to France together, with Will's sister, Mickey, acting as chaperone. On the flip side, Sam, Will and Mickey are finally going to get to meet their contact in person and hopefully get some more information on the gene that causes Will and Sam to ripple.

    I can honestly say that you get to find out LOTS of information in this book! It's very action-packed and exciting, plus there is definite character growth, which all adds up to a terrific book! And the end sets you up perfectly for the third book, which I imagine will be even better than the first two as Ms. Swanson just seems to keep getting better and better with each book! I can definitely highly recommend this to the paranormal lovers out there :D

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING

    Just like book one, this book had me hooked at the first line. Cidney's writing is eloquent. I am a big fan of this series and the originality of the story. Well done.
    Author Christy Sloat

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Simply wonderful!

    It's not often that I feel compelled to continue on and finish a series. Often, I will love or like the first book but then the second book will bore me to tears and that will be that. But I am so excited about the Ripple series! Chameleon was just as good as, if not better, than the first book. I made the mistake of starting it late at night and had to stay up to finish it because it was so intense! Things would just be calming down and suddenly something else would pop up. The storyline becomes even more fascinating in this one. There are excerpts scattered throughout this book and they're actually so creepy to read! I usually do not like this style of writing but it worked so well here because the excerpts were so horrifying I could not look away! Swanson has created so many terrifying characters but at the same time they are so incredibly believable. This book certainly gives you a lot to think about and shows you how humans can rationalize horrors to themselves and the long term effects of traumatizing a young child. Sam, Mickie and Will spend most of this book in Paris and they definitely manage to get themselves into a lot of trouble! I love the interactions between these three characters. None of them take anything too seriously and they're just really fun to read about. Sam and Will developed well throughout this one and we definitely get to see much more of Will's personality shining through! Mickie is as hilarious as ever, even if she's grumpy as hell. If I start talking about Sir Walter, I will never stop. He was so awesome and maybe even my favourite character so far. As you can see, I'm certainly now a huge fan of Cidney Swanson. Chameleon did not fail to impress and I'll be so excited to get my hands on the third book to see what's in store for these amazing characters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Fabulous 2nd book in the series - a must read!

    I read both books in less than two days, I couldn't put it down! Chameleon picks up right where Rippler left off, so make sure you read that one first. Can't wait for the 3rd book! Well done Cidney!

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