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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But some days he got totally cleaned out at the poker tables. It happened more and more in recent years as the last of his luck deserted him. When Neil squandered their money, and Tom couldn't find any sucker to bet against him in the ...
He couldn't list all the tiny little countries allied with the two sides if he tried, and he doubted anyone else in the room could, either. There was a reason Rosewood was a reform school—most of its students couldn't cut it in a real, ...
I couldn't refuse the appeals of my brothers-inarms.” Tom laughed. He couldn't help it. Several female avatars whirled around to shush him. The image on the screen flickered briefly to a battle in space, where a vessel digitally labeled ...
“Let's just say, I feel like I know enough about Elliot not to buy the hype.” 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!
“It couldn't be helped.” “Russo-Chinese hackers, right?” she said. “Or perhaps you were taken hostage by terrorists again, or washed out to sea and stranded on a desert island without internet access?” “Not quite.
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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