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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Tom decided he'd stay up all night if he had to. His brain was whirling. He had a date . . . kind of. With a real, live girl... he hoped. After she logged off, his avatar remained by his desk, his real body sitting stock-still on the ...
... and had the hatch open before the guy inside the tank knew his doom was coming through the ceiling. With an exultant laugh, Tom dropped through the hatch, his feet clanging on the floor. He stalked toward the thrashing body.
Tom dropped the gun and settled down next to the dead body, waiting for the next level, hoping the incursing gamer wasn't going to tuck tail and run. But then the body morphed. Tom leaped to his feet and stared, fascinated, ...
They're also acclimated to the neural processors in their brains interfacing with something other than their own bodies.” It took Tom a few seconds to comprehend the words: neural processors. . . in their brains... He stopped walking.
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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