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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Marsh went on, “I'm here because we need someone like you at the Pentagonal Spire.” The Pentagonal Spire. The Pentagonal Spire. Where the Combatants for the Intrasolar Forces trained. Where people like Elliot Ramirez lived.
Marsh gestured for him to sit down. “Mr. Raines, you've heard of the current war situation. You must have.” Tom stayed where he was. “I don't live in a cave.” “I'll take that as a yes. You see, we used to give programmers control of the ...
Marsh slipped out a coin from his pocket. “Members of the Air Force—” “Show this to each other to prove they're military. I know. I've played about a million military sims.” Tom snatched the coin and turned it over in his hands, ...
The very mention of Tom's encounter with General Marsh made every line stand out on his face. “Dad, I can't pass this up.” Tom flipped through the parental consent form Marsh had given him. “They'll train me and I'll be a Combatant.
LATER IN THE afternoon, General Marsh returned to collect the contract—and his newest recruit. “Mr. Raines, you have no need to worry about Tom while he's with us. We'll take good care of your boy.” Marsh offered Neil a hand to shake.
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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