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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... face them. “Tom, Heather, are you done interrupting me, or do you need more time for your conversation?” “Sorry,” Tom said. “We're all through.” Tom hadn't seen eye to eye with Ms. Falmouth since he'd shown up for the first day of ...
Tom flipped up the visor and shot to his feet to face the other person in the VR parlor. The newcomer was an older man with graying hair; a long, pale face; bulbous nose; and full-on military fatigues. He rose from the couch across from ...
I watched you face off with your opponent here in the lounge last night. Tricky move you pulled in that racing game.” Tom froze. “Oh, you saw that?” “I've also watched you several other times. Back in Southern California. In New Mexico.
The very mention of Tom's encounter with General Marsh made every line stand out on his face. “Dad, I can't pass this up.” Tom flipped through the parental consent form Marsh had given him. “They'll train me and I'll be a Combatant.
Tom couldn't help wondering at the look on his dad's face when he walked away. Neil stared after him like he was sure this was the last time they'd ever see each other. CHAPTER THREE AS THE AIRPLANE hummed around him, Tom imagined.
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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