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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He heard a whisper from beside him. “I liked your excuse.” Tom threw a careless glance toward the girl next to him. She must've joined the class sometime in the last two weeks. Her avatar was a gorgeous brunette with striking ...
“Mr. Raines, you've heard of the current war situation. You must have.” Tom stayed where he was. “I don't live in a cave.” “I'll take that as a yes. You see, we used to give programmers control of the Indo-American machines fighting ...
This is all just a big fight between members of the Coalition to see who will become the richest CEO in the solar system!” Tom had heard this whole antiestablishment thing many times before. Neil pulled it out every time ...
He'd heard this all before. His dad would never give up this life. The promise was worthless. And Tom would be worthless, too, if he didn't get away while he had the chance. “I don't have to join the military, Dad. I want to.
I bet I've heard of you!” “Well, I'm a newer Combatant, but maybe you have. I go by Enigma.” Enigma. He'd seen her! She was sponsored by Wyndham Harks, and he remembered this time on Jupiter's moon Io . . . Oh, and that time on Saturn's ...
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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