by S. J. Kincaid
The earth is in the middle of WWIII. The planet’s natural resources are almost gone, and the war is being fought to control the assets of the solar system. The enemy is winning.
The salvation may be Tom Raines. Tom doesn’t seem like a hero. He’s a short fourteen-year-old with bad skin. But he has the virtual-reality gaming skills that make him a phenom behind the controls of the battle drones.
As a new member of the Intrasolar Forces, Tom’s life completely changes. Suddenly, he’s someone important. He has new opportunities, friends, and a shot at having a girlfriend. But there’s a price to pay... (description from Amazon.com)
Have you enjoyed books like Ender's Game, Epic, Feed, or Ready Player One? Did you love the movie "Starship Troopers?" Are you excited to see "Ender's Game" on the big screen this November? Then this is another GREAT book choice for you!
This book may be on the longer side, but you would never know it once you start reading. It is fast-paced and will totally suck you in. I couldn't stop reading once I started! The characters are interesting, the world is startling familiar, yet believably futuristic, and as soon as I finished I requested the second book.
Video games. Giant fighting robots. Evil corporations.
Mind control. Devoted friends.
A winning combination.