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Waiting on Wednesday #16

4 Jan 2012

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

Title: Insignia 
Author: S.J Kincaid
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books 
Expected Release Date: June 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.

WORLD WAR THREE. Like, WOW! This definitely sounds like an edge-of-your-seat thriller with lots of heart-pounding action! Sounds awesome, no? :D

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. HELL YES IT SOUNDS AWESOME!!! I am crazy excited to read this, it'll be such an action packed thriller <3 Plus, so great to see more hot debuts in YA from a guys perspective! I know I'm going to love this. Great pick, Shirley!

  2. Oooh. This one definitely looks really pretty awesome!! Great pick! This is going on to my wishlist straight away!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here's what I'm Waiting On this week!


  3. This is the first time I've seen it. I like the sounds of it!! Excellent choice! Thank you for sharing it!

    I noticed you are reading Destiny's Fire. I cannot wait to read it!! Let me know how's it so far!! :)

    Books For All Seasons

  4. Jay @ We Fancy Books7 September 2012 at 19:03

    Ohh this one looks really good! I love the cover and the synopsis is very intriguing! Great pick!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  5. Wow! This one sounds really captivating! Thanks for sharing....

    Here's MY WOW POST and

  6. Ohhh I love the sound of this one! And KT always has awesome books :) Great pick!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration


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