Waiting on Wednesday 2 - Vortex

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where bloggers pick a book that hasn't been published yet that they are excited to read.

This week's pick is Vortex by S.J. Kincaid, the second book in the Insignia trilogy. It's coming out next week!

Title: Vortex (Insignia, book 2)
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Genre: Science fiction, YA
Date published: July 2, 2013

Goodreads summary:

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.

Why I want to read it:

I got an ARC of the first book, Insignia, last summer. It was a really suspenseful and interesting book, and I liked the unique cast of characters. I also liked how it focused on friendship and fitting in. You can read my full review of Insignia on Goodreads here.

Vortex sounds just as suspenseful, and it seems like the friendships he made in the first book might be about to break. The stakes seem even higher, and I'm excited to see where this trilogy goes.

What books are you excited about reading?

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