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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And ... yeah. That's about it.” That was pretty much all he knew about the war. He wasn't sure what else she wanted. He couldn't list all the tiny little countries allied with the two sides if he tried, and he doubted anyone else in the ...
There was something coy in her voice that made him wonder if he was missing a joke. “And you really are a girl?” Tom couldn't resist asking. “I am so a girl!” “Yeah, well, I won't believe it till I see it.” “Is this your way of asking ...
Yeah, and Tom's mom. “I don't have anywhere else to go, Ms. Falmouth. I know that you think you're doing me a favor, but you're not. I promise you.” “You're fourteen, Tom. What do you expect to do with yourself in a few years when you ...
“Yeah,” Tom agreed, unsure what he was agreeing with, and took an overlarge gulp of the drink she'd given him. The hot liquid singed his tongue. “So how about it, Tom? Are you going to be a plebe soon?” He wasn't sure how to answer that ...
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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