Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline

Ready Player Two

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4
From 1,557 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.


  • Awesome book!

    By llbjqhgj
    I really enjoyed this sequel. It started out a bit slow I feel and then bam you can’t put it down! Can’t wait for the next one!!!!!
  • Worth it but a few problems

    By HugeBoyMaximus
    I think that it was way worse than the RP1 but still worth it. The problem was that the trivia came to forced and not natural like the first book. They ending came too quickly and the book was just too long.
  • Imagination at it's best

    By ToneStephens
    I saw the movie “ready player one” dozens of times before I read the book.. Getting to read “armada” and “ready player two” before movie releases has been a great privilege.... For the first time in life I have a love for reading
  • It’s okay...I guess

    By Shinobukaizoku
    The story is okay at its best parts. it absolutely stinks of fan fiction at all the other parts.
  • Disappointing, very very slow beginning

    By jaysung
    Not a satisfying sequel. Took all my efforts to plug through the first 100 pages before a plot formed. Characters which I fell in love with from the first books somehow lost my interest in the sequel. The end was quick and fast paced and reminded me of how I loved the first book but it was a long slow slough toward the ending.
  • It was "okay"

    By SciTeach3
    It was fun to remove the characters from the first book but it started to get a little old. The 80 references are great but seemed a lot more forced then in the first book. And not being a Prince can, that huge section bored me.
  • Page turner

    By jamar75
    Excellent plot and follow up to Ready Player One... couldn’t stop reading
  • Pop Culture Throwback!

    By robdog151
    Loved the references to pop culture. Made the book so fun and light
  • 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.