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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In four years at Rosewood, he'd never skipped such a long stretch of school before, and he'd already missed most of class today. Just the sight in his visor of Ms. Falmouth's avatar and her virtual chalkboard killed any lingering ...
Tom hadn't seen eye to eye with Ms. Falmouth since he'd shown up for the first day of school a few years ago as Lord Krull from the game Celtic Quest. She'd yelled at him in front of everyone for being insolent, like he had done it as ...
Tom kept remembering the only interview of Elliot Ramirez he'd ever sat through before this one. His father was in the hotel room with him, and he'd insisted on watching the entire thing several times because he was convinced that the ...
HE WAS ONLY half in the moment as he gave her his network address, as he promised her he'd be right at the same network address tomorrow when they met. He didn't care if they were meeting at an obscenely early hour of the morning.
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.” But he'd really get a kick out of using that one sometime in the future.
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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