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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achievement with Neil, but life in foster care wouldn't be a land of hope and opportunity either. And no way could he stay at his mom's. No way, no way. Dalton, her boyfriend, paid for her fancy apartment in New York City.
“Yes, Raines.” Marsh's voice grew gruff. “He's legally obligated to allow it,” Olivia added. Tom raised his eyes to hers and returned her smile with a quick one of his own. “Fine. I hope there are a lot of.
I hope there are a lot of credits on this. I'm starved.” Marsh's look of irritation made it all the better. TOM SETTLED AT a table in the mess hall directly beneath a row of screens in sleep mode and a large oil painting of a man with a ...
He'd never even dared to hope he might get a chance to wear it himself. He knew he was crazy, even hesitating like this. “I know I should cut back,” Heather lamented, sipping at her drink, “but I'm such a caffeine addict.
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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