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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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 famed Elliot Ramirez wasn't a real person. He refused to change the channel until Tom was ...
But she vanished and the simulation went black. Tom gazed into the darkness, confused, and then a slow, steady clapping filled his ears. His real ears. Tom flipped up the visor and shot to his feet to face the other person in the VR ...
“I didn't see you in person,” the man assured him. “I was given a feed of some of your old games. You're quite the gamer. I'm impressed.” Tom blinked. “Impressed?” That wasn't what he'd expected. “Um, who are you?
Heather Akron was impossibly prettier in person, with her dark brown hair escaping its loose ponytail, her yellow-brown eyes like no color he'd seen naturally before. This time, she wore a uniform: camouflage trousers and dark tunic.
I'm not even so worried about being a different person. It's just that Marsh didn't mention any of this brainsurgery stuff until after he was pretty sure I was sold on this. It's the way he did it.” Her amber eyes stayed fixed upon his.
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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