Jun 20, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #77: Insignia by S. J. Kincaid!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

(Insignia, book 1) 
S. J. Kincaid

Publication date:
July 10th, 2012
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.


  1. want want want want want want want

  2. I can't wait to get a hold of this book! a nice pick..

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  3. Very interesting! I love futuristic books and I am very curious what things he might give up joining the army.
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  4. I'm excited to read this one. It sounds really interesting and the cover is really awesome. Great pick! :D

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  5. I'm so excited for this debut! I hope it's as good as I've heard.

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  6. Oooh this one is on my TBR list. I love this cover.

    Happy Reading..
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  7. Eeeepppp!! I totally love the sound of this book. Great reviews so far too. Awesome pick! :D

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  8. This does sound great... and the cover is awesome:) Thanks for the suggestion, heading to Goodreads right now!

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  9. i've been seeing this title a lot today. it looks/sounds awesome. great pick :)

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