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's mind already whirled with the promises of the night ahead. A bed. Television. Air-conditioning. A real shower. He could even come back here and play games just for fun. The ghastly realization hit just as he reached the door: he ...
“I was just logging off,” Tom said quickly, and reached up in the real world to snatch off his visor. “Not quite yet, Tom,” Ms. Falmouth said. “Stay a moment. I think we need to talk.” Oh. A heaviness settled in Tom's chest, ...
Tom slouched back, feeling like he'd just been socked in the stomach. This was not going to end well. Maybe he wasn't reaching great heights of achievement with Neil, but life in foster care wouldn't be.
“Hey,” Tom objected and reached up to slide off his visor, but then it fizzled with another image. The eyepieces lit with a slash of crimson that expanded into a stark red Martian landscape. Tom gazed around, surprised.
“Mr. Raines, you have no need to worry about Tom while he's with us. We'll take good care of your boy.” Marsh offered Neil a hand to shake. Neil stared back at him with stony hatred. He ignored Marsh's hand and instead reached out to ...
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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