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Here are some fan-related stuff that we've collected from various Insignia lovers! Aren't they awesome?


Check out Artemis's awesome Insignia typography!



Here is Penthesilea's stunning drawing of Medusa!



Thanks to Ashley from Book Nook, we've collected some of the many glowing reviews for Insignia from around the blogosphere! If you loved Insignia and wrote a review of it that isn't featured, shoot us an e-mail, and we'll be sure to make something happen! :)

"Kincaid has delivered a tale that rocked books off of my favorites shelf like a hurricane. In other words? This book is dominating my love right now. And I can't even pinpoint what it is I loved about the book so much. Everything. It's just so not fair to pick one amazing aspect and laud it, you know? That would be like staring at the rainbow and calling one particle the best of them all. Inefficiently vague and insufficiently degrading." -Julianna from The Reviews News
 
 "Insignia is technological in the same way that Harry Potter is magical. Kincaid found the perfect balance between relatable normal teenager stuff (friendship, love interest, school), and things we can only fantasize about (incredible technology)." -Ashley from Book Nook
 
 "Kincaid did such a fantastic job creating the setting and the world Tom lives in, it felt like it could be real even though Insignia takes place in the future." -Sarah from YA Love

 "I picked up Insignia because it was there and people were raving about it. I thought ‘Well, I’ll give it a chance’. Next thing I knew I was 150 pages into it and in love. I can’t tell you just how much I loved this book!" -Lori from Pure Imagination

 "So, people of the world, here are the reasons you must pick up Insignia:
The setting is creative and truly interesting to read about.
The characters are fantastic and lovable (I want to hug them all).
The themes will get you thinking.
The book will knock your socks right off.
Boom. Sold yet?" -Lauren from 365 Days of Reading

 "There was just something about this premise that clicked with me. I’m not much of a gamer, nor do I even know much about gaming skills, but I loved how easy it was to become completely invested in the ideas." -Sam from Realm of Fiction

 "Insignia had all the elements of a New York Times bestseller - memorable characters, a very large dose of wit, and a thrill ride unmatched by any other debut novel I've read. It was gripping and provocative at some moments and hilariously funny at others. It's descriptions of futuristic places make it seems as if you were actually there." -Icey Books

 "Normally, I’d be all, “Hello? Where are the beaches? And why are these people not going out on more dates?”
But, oh my word, I loved it. I mean, the stayed-up-till-midnight-on-a-work-night-to-finish-it kind of loved it." -Anna from Anna Reads

"This is a MUST READ, even if you don’t think it’s something that you’ll like." -Sash from Sash and Em
"I loved the way SJ Kincaid wrote her characters and the they interacted in the story, with the banter, pranks, dares and so on that I witness day in day out as a teacher. There are moments in this story which will have you laughing out loud, and there are moments when you might also feel tears of a very different nature start to well in your eyes." - The Book Zone (for Boys)

"You know those books that you never want to end because you’re having so much fun?
This is one of those books." -Gretchen from My Life is a Notebook
"I adored spending time with likeable Tom and the entire ensemble of Insignia's side characters. I am amazed, looking back, at just how many characters there are in Insignia and how each of them were so well developed and unique. I would especially love to be apart of Tom's group of misfit friends who, while they were constantly teasing each other, were ultimately a strong and supportive group." -Aylee from Recovering Potter Addict

"I LOVED this book. Loved it. This is the first YA novel I have read this year that felt like a TRUE dystopia." -Kara from Great Imaginations

" I loved the way S.J. Kincaid left Insignia - it was at a perfect ending point so I feel satisfied with what I’ve read, but at the same time, I’m excited she’ll be writing more books in this world. And that’s not an easy ending to pull off!" -Tara from Hobbisites
"I absolutely loved it and can't wait for more people to read it and start talking about this fabulous debut! This is a book that my students (especially boys) who are into gaming or computers will love." -Mrs. Heise from Heise Reads & Recommends

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"Tom is a brilliant main character. He's not perfect. He's far from being a genius, but he's smart in a different kind of way.  [...] He has his moments of sweetness, moments of zero-tact and sometimes there's a downright devilish glee in his eyes (Tom + Vik = bad, BUT OH SO GOOD), but his heart is truly in the right place. From the loner kid who considered himself a loser, to a boy who shone in a beautifully rebellious light, Tom has definitely made it onto my Favourite Character List." -Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries
 
"Insignia is easily one of the most unique books I've ever read. [...] S.J did such an amazing job with this book. I always love it when debut authors can come out so incredibly strong.. and she really accomplished that with Insignia. I know I will eagerly be awaiting the next two books in the series." -Justin from Justin's Book Blog
"While, yes, this is the first book in a series, another thing to admire about Insignia is that S.J. Kincaid offered a clear beginning, middle, and end to the book. I am dying to make my return to the Pentagonal Spire with these characters, but that’s because of my love for her story and characters, and not because she left me suffering with an evil cliffhanger. There’s still much to explore, but I’m glad that S.J. Kincaid was able to have a full story arc take place." -Stephanie from Poetry to Prose



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