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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And of course, Elliot was front and center in Nobridis, Inc.'s public service announcements because they sponsored him. He was one of the young trainees who controlled American machines in outer space, ...
Marsh asked him, waving the coin in two fingers. Tom stared at it, then dragged his gaze up to Marsh's. “You're really here for me? You think I could be a Combatant?” “It's a great opportunity, son. We give trainees an education ...
If a trainee goes outside the designated zone, we assume the Russo-Chinese alliance is involved, and we go to DEFCON-2.” “DEFCON-2? ... “It's the mess hall for young trainees and the officers who live at this installation.
“The trainees have core classes here in the Lafayette Room with civilian instructors. You'll get to know this room quite well. As a first-level recruit—a plebe—your classes are divided between this room and MacArthur Hall on the ...
“What do you mean, processors in their brains?” Neither Marsh nor Olivia reacted. It was as if they'd both expected this. Marsh said, “To become a trainee here, Mr. Raines, you have to have a neural processor installed in your head.
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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