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[Waiting on Wednesday] - #32

     Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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Title: Vortex
   Author: S.J. Kincaid
   Release Date: July 2nd, 2013

     The impossible was just the beginning. Now in their second year as superhuman government weapons-in-training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tom Raines and his friends are mid-level 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.

My Stance:

     Sequel to Insignia, granted I haven't read Insignia there is still time to get around to it before this book comes out. I loved the idea of this series, a world in which gamers' fight World War III. I love how the characters seem to be two or three steps ahead of their institution. I love how they are so arrogant, and believe they are better than the teachers. However, what happens when their world and their decisions aren't where they thought they'd wanted to be. What happens when Tom is the one stuck behind and needs to work to get ahead?

     This book caught my eye immediately, and I can't wait to see how Tom reacts to being pushed. Tom will find himself put in a tough bind, and forced to go against his will. We all are asked to do something that goes against our belief, and what we stand for; but how many of us will actually act on that. Tom is caught in a vortex, and is trying to get out of the situation he got himself in; and the question remains just how will Tom do such a thing?
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June 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Looks very good, great pick!

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June 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Enjoy! your pick.

June 19, 2013 at 2:23 PM

I was blurbed on the UK copy of Insignia, it's an awesome book! I can't wait for Vortex as well! Great pick!

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