"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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One horrific incident which occurs before the beginning of the book illustrates just how dependent every nation in the world is on these companies.Aug 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Insignia (Insignia Trilogy)
Tom soon learns, though, that this new life was bought at a price --- a price he might not be willing to pay.Aug 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Insignia (Insignia Trilogy)
Set in a future in which large corporations -- not governments -- truly run the world, Tom, the son of compulsive gambler, provides for himself and his down-on-his luck dad by scamming virtual reality gamers in casinos.Jul 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Insignia (Insignia Trilogy)
I loved Tom and that meant I was completely behind him from the start and wanted to find out more about how he was, what he was involved it and, if I'm honest, by the end of the book I wanted to be his very own cheerleader at the sidelines when he was fighting.Aug 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Insignia (Insignia Trilogy)
(If you’re a fan of Gibson and/or Rowling, you are aware of the badass story possibilities such a mashup promises.) Combining mind-bending technology, a thought-provoking future world of corporations on steroids and the puppet governments they control, and a likable-but-flawed guy who risks ever...Jul 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Insignia (Insignia Trilogy)
Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted — friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters — but what will it cost him?Aug 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Insignia (Insignia Trilogy)
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