“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... show more
“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. The planet’s natural resources are almost gone, and the 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...
Publish date: June 4th 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: Insignia (#1)
That computer in your head is a weapon, but it is a double-edged sword. - page 103 "War evolves over time. It's better to say, 'No one kills in this war yet.'" - page 105 "People are expendable. Period. The only difference between the nineteen fifties and today is that there are billions more of...
I really enjoyed this book. Its more or less about the near future where intergalactic war has ravaged the world. Scared of ruining the earth battles are not fought in space by modified humans called Solar combatants. Tom is just an ordinary kid with a dad with a gambling addiction who opposis the g...
12/31/14I decided to re-read Insignia before starting on the second and third books. I'm glad I did--it turns out I'd forgotten a lot more about the story than I remembered. My first review from a couple of years ago still stands. I'll just add a few additional thoughts. The science fiction is hea...
ES-PEC-TA-CU-LARLei un solo libro, pero me atrevo a decir que ya ocupa el mismo puesto que Maze Runner y Los juegos del hambre en mi mente :)QUE LIBRO GENIAL!
I decided to delve into this one for a read-along hosted by Epic Reads (*book shimmy*) and it turned out be a seriously good idea! When someone says sci-fi adventure I don’t really picture anything but now I think I’m going to have Insignia as a good to mental image. Some have likened this to Ender’...