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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Tom raised his voice to make sure the man could make out every word. “I guess no one's playing games for money in here. Is that it?” The gamer followed Tom's gaze to his victim, catching the implication: if he wouldn't pay Tom, ...
Ms. Falmouth didn't even get a chance to dismiss them. Students began fizzling away. Tom was normally among the first to sign off. He wasn't this time because just as he raised his hand to yank off the VR visor, Heather spoke up.
The latter was a massive chamber with rows of benches and a raised stage between a US flag and a flag of the six IndoAmerican corporate allies on the Coalition of Multinationals: Wyndham Harks; Dominion Agra; Nobridis, Inc.; ...
General Marsh raised his thin eyebrows. “Our Combatants control machines, and they fight machines. You've got quick synapses yourself. But your brain isn't machine fast. Not yet. Those kids in there? Their brains are.
“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.
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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
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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