Book Mash [4]

A new feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below.

Combine a young military with space involvement, a world where "hackers" reign supreme (almost everything happens online), and a fourteen-year-old male lead who joins a "division" much like Harry Potter houses (they even have their own symbols!). What do you get?

by S.J. Kincaid
Release Date: July 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 III. 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?

This feature will replace Like This, Try This and usually be posted on Fridays. Feel free to create a Book Mash of your own! 

Have you heard of Insignia? Lili at Lili's Reflections recommended it to me, and it's just as good (and addicting!) as she described.


  1. This is super cool ! I love this type of post please do more!!!

  2. Well that says it all and now I must go read the book!

  3. I'm super excited to read Insignia now. The premise sounds great :)