October 11, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (115)

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

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid


IT'S WORLD WAR III.
THE ENEMY IS WINNING.
WHAT IF THE GOVERNMENT'S SECRET WEAPON IS YOU?

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? 


Not a fan of the cover AT ALL but sounds pretty cool! More dystopia? Bring it ON. 


Release Date: July 10, 2012


Goodreads / No Amazon yet.

18 comments:

  1. I can't believe that I haven't heard about this until now. It looks really good.
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  2. OH, I've seen this one! The WORLD WAR III part instantly grabbed my attention the first time I saw it and then it went straight into my TBR XD

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  3. Great pick! I am with you on the cover art though.

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  4. Cover is meh, but summary sounds totally awesome, like something my boyfriend and I might both read. I'll definitely be adding it to the wishlist and checking it out. Thanks!

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  5. I just saw this book on Goodreads a while ago. Not a big fan of the cover, but the summary totally makes up for it. Great pick!

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  6. A great pick! it sounds amazing.

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  7. This sounds like a dystopian that my male students will love right along with me. Great pick!

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  8. I hadn't heard of this, but I am going to have to get a copy. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is the first time I've heard of it, but I'll be taking a closer look at it.

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  10. First I've heard of this one but it looks like one I might love. Great choice!

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  11. I haven't heard of this one. Here's my WoW

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  12. Wow. Another book that I have never heard of before. Sounds interesting. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog. Old follower.

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  13. I love the WWIII angle, too. Here's my WoW for the day:

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  14. This one sounds fantastic and I can't wait! Great pick!

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  15. I just saw this on another WoW post and still have to admit that it sounds like a really intriguing story. Definitely looking forward to it. :)

    Great pick,
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  16. Yeah, I'm not a fan of the cover either- I actually ignored it when I first saw it the first couple times, until I finally caved and read the description and fell in love. I LOVE dystopians/post-apoc type books so I have high hopes for this one :) the only down part is that the release is SO far away!

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  17. I haven't heard of this one before, but I'm definitely down for more dystopian! Plus, from a guy's perspective, that just sounds like it'd be fun! Thanks for letting me know about it! It's going on the TBR!
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  18. This sounds like something my son would love. Thanks for pointing it out, I think I'll pick it up for him!


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