Insignia, Volume 1
"Insignia expertly combines humor with a disarming and highly realistic view of the future. The characters are real, funny, and memorable. You won't be able to put this book down."—Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent
The earth is in the middle of WWIII in Insignia, the first entry in S. J. Kincaid's fast-paced sci-fi adventure trilogy perfect for fans of Ender's Game.
The planet's natural resources are almost gone, and war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning. The salvation may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn't seem like a hero. He's a short fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills that make him a phenom behind the controls of the battle drones.
As a new member of the Intrasolar Forces, Tom's life completely changes. Suddenly, he's someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a shot at having a girlfriend. But there's a price to pay. . . .
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It was Elliot Ramirez. Tom slumped back down in his seat. Behind him, Serge Leon actually cried out in dismay, “Not Dorkmirez!” Elliot Ramirez was everywhere. Everyone knew him—the handsome, smiling, all-American seventeen-year-old who ...
You could say”—and here the image flipped back to Elliot just as he threw a wink at the camera—“I'm just a kid who likes to play with robots.” Tom kept remembering the only interview of Elliot Ramirez he'd ever sat through before this ...
Ms. Falmouth flipped off the video segment as Elliot launched into promoting Nobridis. “The next time you think you have too much homework, I want you to consider the burden on this young man's shoulders. Elliot Ramirez is out there ...
Where people like Elliot Ramirez lived. Tom realized what this was. “All right, did someone put you up to this? Because I'm not a total chump. Whatever this is really about, I'm not going for it.” “Sorry to hear that,” Marsh noted drily ...
“Elliot has a particular set of strengths he brought to our forces. Charisma, charm, and he's an excellent figure skater.” Tom snorted. He couldn't help it, picturing the heroic warrior, Elliot Ramirez, in a sparkly unitard.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jennybeast - LibraryThing
Initially I was irritated by the similiarities to Ender's Game, but that book never made me laugh out loud at the antics of the characters. Great, fast-paced, in places hilarious read. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing
I love this book. It was highly recommended to me by one of my fifth-grade students. In fact, she repeatedly told me that I "had" to read this book. So, of course, I read it. And I am so glad I did ... Read full review