The impossible was just the beginning. Now in their second year as superhuman government weapons-in-training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tom and his friends are midlevel cadets in the elite combat corps known as the Intrasolar Forces. But as training intensifies and a moment arrives that could make... show more
The impossible was just the beginning. Now in their second year as superhuman government weapons-in-training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tom and his friends are midlevel cadets in the elite combat corps known as the Intrasolar Forces. But as training intensifies and a moment arrives that could make or break his entire career, Tom's loyalties are again put to the test.Encouraged to betray his ideals and friendships for the sake of his country, Tom is convinced there must be another way. And the more aware he becomes of the corruption surrounding him, the more determined he becomes to fight it, even if he sabotages his own future in the process.Drawn into a power struggle more dramatic than he has ever faced before, Tom stays a hyperintelligent step ahead of everyone, like the exceptional gamer he is—or so he believes. But when he learns that he and his friends have unwittingly made the most grievous error imaginable, Tom must find a way to outwit an enemy so nefarious that victory seems hopeless. Will his idealism and bravado cost him everything—and everyone—that matters to him?Filled with action and intelligence, camaraderie and humor, the second book in S. J. Kincaid's futuristic World War III Insignia trilogy continues to explore fascinating and timely questions about power, politics, technology, loyalty, and friendship.
Publish date: July 2nd 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
Series: Insignia (#2)
That was the thing about real life. Video games could be reset. There were second chances. - Chapter 14 Book two in the World War III Insignia series is as thrilling as the first book. This series explores themes of power, corruption, friendship, and loyalty. Evil cooperations control everything,...
Vortex, book 2 in the Insignia Trilogy, is a lot of fun.There is still a definite "Harry Potter meets science fiction" thing going on, but now there is also a bit of "let's use the powers we've been given to overthrow this oppressive government like they did in The Hunger Games and Divergent" showin...
Source: Won from EpicReads Publisher: HarperTeen Series: Insignia #2 Edition: Hardcover, 390 Pages Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository* *I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases Rating: 4.5/5 Insignia was one of my favorite reads...
this book is extremly funny, inspiring, and there are moments when your heart hurts and you have to cry because the ache (like I do). It's amazing Tom's evolution through the story, and all the characters. I think it isn't necessary to tell you that I loved everything.