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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He actually had about two dollars in his pocket. “Fifty bucks?” the man said. “That's enough. This is just car racing. You can race a car, can't you?” He twisted an invisible wheel. “Nothing to it. And think: you beat me, ...
Tom found himself wondering what she actually looked like. Her avatar didn't even look like a ninth grader. Was she older than him? “With the weaponry we use nowadays,” Ms. Falmouth said beside the board, “we could destroy the ...
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 represented the future of Indo-American supremacy in the ...
He hadn't been doing anything illegal. . . . Well, anything illegal apart from the underage gambling. Actually, that was very illegal all by itself. What could he say? Maybe he could just deny he was doing it.
He didn't actually feel like taking it over to the serving line and grabbing food. His head began to ache. He found himself wishing his dad was around. Then again, if Neil had been there when General Marsh pulled that Oh-I- ...
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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