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 opened and closed his mouth. She didn't sound like she hated the idea. He broke into a grin. “Only if you're gonna say yes.” Heather smiled. “What network address will you be at tomorrow, Tom?” HE WAS ONLY half in the moment as he ...
Tom closed his eyes and opened them, expecting this to be some glorious dream. But Marsh was there, the VR parlor was real. Marsh gave a crisp nod at something he saw on his face. “That's right, son. Your country needs you at the ...
Tom closed his eyes, blood beating in his head. There would never be a “next win.” And even if there was, it wouldn't be enough, and the next win would be gambled away just as quickly as the other ones. He'd heard this all before.
Tom's eyes adjusted to the dimness, and then he saw them: a group of a dozen or so teenagers stretched out on cots in a ring, eyes closed. Tom was thrown by their zombielike silence, by their stillness, by the EKG monitors with jagged ...
... her fingers poking out of the holes of what looked like biker gloves or something. He could see the Intrasolar Forces insignia on her palm, too. He knew what that bald eagle insignia looked like with his eyes closed.
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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