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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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 couch in the VR ...
His brain buzzed with the memory of her words, the way she'd smiled when she thought he was asking her out. He was still thinking of her later that night when he paid for a double room at the front desk, and he was so wired up with ...
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 ... a very sophisticated computer that interacts directly with your brain.
Even Elliot Ramirez has a computer in his brain?” “That's right. Even Elliot has one.” “What about the Russo-Chinese Combatants?” “They have them, too. This is top secret information. The public doesn't know this, but it's the key to ...
... spring the big surprise-brain-surgery thing. He held up the keycard and idly turned it back and forth, watching it glint in the light. Knowing he was being manipulated didn't make him feel any better about it.
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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