Ready Player Two - Ernest Cline

Ready Player Two

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4
From 1,794 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.


  • Too woke

    By RMc1024
    See title...
  • Forced writing and just bad

    By Texan gaming
    I went into this hoping for a good continuation of the world we had come to know. It was like cline took all of that, the very basis of what made his characters and threw it out the window. I’ll be honest I got a few chapters in and just removed the book in disgust. “I woke up like Marty McFly,” might be the most ham-fisted attempt to inject pop culture into a book as I’ve ever seen. Just a poor execution on a follow up.
  • Tries too hard to be woke

    By HarryTBomb
    Went way too woke and did it in places that withdrew from the story. Made it an agonizingly slow read. It’s cool having diverse characters but try to make it organic, not just 2020 perfect world. RP1 and Armada did it too but it was organic so it was just part of the story, and it was great in those books. Too much virtue signaling ruins everything!
  • Not as good as the first

    By 3g(s) Freak
    Cline would have been much better served to have not injected so much politically correct sexual orientation propaganda. I don’t read science fiction to immerse myself in a social justice screed.
  • Meh.

    By Coder_mark
    It's ok. Wade is about as unlikable a protagonist as you can get. Makes the story Arc kind of unbelievable. I don't know why anyone would be friends with most off the characters in this book. I wish they had deeper personalities and motivations... But they don't.
  • It was ok

    By mitch!77!
    Not as good as the first, it was a good book to read but the direction it took was not one I liked.
  • Not terrible

    By masmatt
    Reads like a screenplay rather than novel.
  • Great read!

    By ZacSunday
    I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one. Keeping my fingers crossed for Ready Player 3 wink wink nudge nudge ;)
  • 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.