Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline

Ready Player Two

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Adventure
4 Score: 4 (From 1,395 Ratings)


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST • “The game is on again. . . . A great mix of exciting fantasy and threatening fact.”—The Wall Street Journal


Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.

Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible.
With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.
And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll 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.
Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.


  • Sloppy writing couldn’t save this sequel.

    By filmguyryan
    I fully understand the pitfalls of the sequel and as such I lowered my expectations of this book. That said, I was still incredibly disappointed by RP2. I would love to tell you that it was that Cline set the bar so high with the first book that the second was doomed to fail. Instead, this booked failed because of sloppy writing and an unimaginative plot. The opening to the novel started so promising, picking up where we left off in our story with Wade and the High Five. For the first few chapters I was hooked... and then things went downhill fast and often. The storyline was cliche and predictable. The characters unsympathetic. By the time the reader made it to the final battle the writing devolved into “and then this happened, and then that happened, the good news was this, but the bad news was this.” It was painful to read and I was grateful when it came to an end.
  • Good continuation

    By Jmo65484418
    I absolutely loved Ready Player One. So when I saw there was a Ready Player Two, I about lost it! It did carry on a lot of the pieces and themes from the first book that I really attached with. And this ride was still a good one. However, I had to drop just one star because it just didn’t seem to be as fast paced and eventful. But to anyone who read the first and liked it, I would recommend this book as it does really bring around things to a very interesting ending.
  • Worse sequel in the history of sequels

    By RaceRx_380
    Horrid. Truly putrid. Exquisitely bad.
  • It made me cry... DANG YOU CLINE!!

    By LadyVixenKia
    I think it was a perfect addition to ready player one. I wish the movie would have done the first book more justice with all the nerdy geeky things but the movies are never as good as the books are. I hope they can make this one just as good if it does become a movie. I’d personally love to see an animated series.
  • Immature writing

    By Mikeydu123
    Significant downgrade from the first book. Barely made it past the second chapter. Everything you imagine a 14 year old would write about, sprinkled with cliched apocalyptic predictions.
  • Feeling

    By gehhdvebr
    This book has at one point kept me up until 1AM. This book has reminded me of what fun it is to read a great book like this one
  • Over all, good book

    By kcin88
    I liked the book, but there was like 6 chapters in the middle that were tough to get through! A little too in depth with the culture, ya know? Still, I would suggest reading this book!
  • Was a hard act to follow

    By Not happy 1769
    Felt a little forced. He’s an awesome author and can’t wait for his next book however it’s nearly impossible to write a sequel to Ready Player One.
  • Same plot, not as great

    By traipse
    Starts slow and then dumps into the same plot as the first, this time with a countdown thrown in. Characters lack any development and little explanation is given for their actions. Still a decent yarn if you don’t mind the thoughtlessness of it. Even more of a kids book this time with less compelling 80s references and some slow parts that go into excessive detail for minor points.
  • A Caddyshack 2 like sequel

    By Gregoire2125
    I didn’t think it was possible to ruin this universe. But he did. Good on him for trying though . But it’s bad.