Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Published July 10th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books

Insignia (Insignia, #1)
Insignia (Insignia #1) by 

Synopsis: More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.

Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. 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?

Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid’s futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.

I don't know y'all, but this sort of reminds me of Captain America. Besides, I heard nothing but good praises about this book and look forward to reading from a boy's point of view. There aren't really that many out there it seems. 

Now, tell me what's your pick for this week? Link me up! 



Deea said...

I've only heard about Insignia a few days ago, but everyone seems to be talking about it ever since. And it sounds really awesome - plus, I love books told from boys' POV too! Can't wait to read it!:D

Lisa Mandina said...

I feel like I either saw a sign for this one at the bookstore where I work, or that it was already on a shelf? When does it come out again? It sounds like a good one! You can check out my WoW here.

Gen L. said...

Lisa, it comes out July 12 of this year. :)

Alyssa (Reader's Refuge) said...

This sounds fantastic, definitely Captain America-ish. I'm glad you shared it, because I've heard nothing about it. Need to go check it out. Great pick!

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