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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... her finger and the chalkboard morphed into a screen. “Now, I'd like to focus upon the current Intrasolar Forces. I want you to turn your thoughts to the teenagers who are.
Where the Combatants for the Intrasolar Forces trained. Where people like Elliot Ramirez lived. Tom realized what this was. “All right, did someone put you up to this? Because I'm not a total chump. Whatever this is really about, ...
“Elliot has a particular set of strengths he brought to our forces. Charisma, charm, and he's an excellent figure skater.” Tom snorted. He couldn't help it, picturing the heroic warrior, Elliot Ramirez, in a sparkly unitard.
“Members of the Air Force—” “Show this to each other to prove they're military. I know. I've played about a million military sims.” Tom snatched the coin and turned it over in his hands, seeing the Air Force insignia, on the back.
When they flew over Arlington, Virginia, Tom finally spotted the building he'd been watching for since takeoff: the Pentagonal Spire, military headquarters for the Intrasolar Forces. The massive spire rose from a five-sided pentagonal ...
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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