Armada is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Great needs a sequel
I loved it but it needs a sequel
The best was yet to come!
Ernest Cline does it again in such a fantastic follow up to Ready Player One, his first novel.
Armada is gripping, a different type of story set in the great beyond of our imagination. It's a much quicker read than anticipated, and a simpler story.
Mankind is threatened, and a 19year old boy and the legend of his Father are all that stands between humanity and total annihilation!
By Aiint right
This book is as amazing as ready player one. I cannot get enough of this author!!
By Techno Bo
I liked this book at the end of the day eh? One thing though is that it took too long to engage and hook me. too much back story upfront. I also want a huge fan of the open ended feel good storybook ending.
Armada fails to amass an original plot
After reading "Ready Player One" I hungrily sought out another Earnest Cline novel. A quarter of the way through the story I began to realize, "Armada" was just the second novel from a best selling author and nothing more. The plot seemed uninspired, and draw out. The '80's references were overused leftovers from his first novel, and the ending is something we have all seen before, and could probably have guessed after reading half of the book. "Armada" is not a terrible story, but it is not up to the caliber of "Ready Player One".
Great read for gamers
I read this for my book club and,
honestly, I had to force myself to finish it. I have never been good at video or computer games, so a lot of the book was just out of context for me. I liked the conspiracy stuff and the idea of a kid saving humanity and all that, but I have never been a "gamer", so the parts of the book that had all of the gamer lingo, I skimmed through. If I were a current gamer or had been in my life, I think I would have absolutely loved this book. It is well written and flowed well despite all of the stuff I skimmed.
Witty but way to shallow
By The ghost of Redjive
I loved Ready Player One and I had high hopes for Armada. While it does start with a very promising beginning (including references to actual arcade urban legends) the story and characters of Armada feel rushed and stale.
Zach, the protagonist, goes through hardly any transformation from beginning to end. The secondary characters also lack any sort of depth and their relationships with Zach feel very 1-demential (especially the love interest). The worst part is the climax and ending, both of which feel happen too fast and don't quite hit home.
That being said, there are still plenty of witty references to geek-culture than any gamer/fanboy/fangirl will pick up on. I found myself chuckling out loud on numerous occasions.
Final thoughts: The amusing references aren't enough to salvage this stale story.
Raid the Arcade
The book took a few chapters to finally get the story building intro out of the way. But once that was out of the way, it got a lot better. This one will make a better move than RPO will purely based on being easier to do. Great book and I look forward to any future books by Mr. Cline
Ernest is one of the best writers of this generation.