Posted in 2016 Releases, Reviews

Sydney Reads and Reviews: The Diabolic

Image result for The diabolicTitle: The Diabolic

Publication Date: November 1st, 2016

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Author: S.J. Kincaid

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

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Summary: Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The girl who has grown up by her side and who is as much as sister as a master. There’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly force: the one thing she’s been told she doesn’t have – humanity. And, amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire…

My Thoughts:
 Nemesis & Tyrus
Fave Cinnamon Rolls: Neveni, Deadly
Needed BROTP:   None

Actual Review:  3.5 stars. I won an ARC through a 3rd Party Twitter Chat and that is the copy I am reviewing.

Lets just say i think this book is either you DNF it quickly or you get passed the first 200 pages of WTF to be rewarded with a rather interesting plot and dynamic between the two main characters. This book first left me just continuously staring at my book in sheer WHAT face for literally the first half. I considered dropping it many times but i perservered because of all the rave reviews and I wanted to finish it for my Secret Santa whom I am annotating this book for. Sweetheart I hope you enjoy this book more than I did.

The premise of this story is really interesting, this idea of humanoid creatures that only feel love and devotion for one sole person because they are engineered that way (wicked cool science geek is geeking out ofver this on the inside back to the shadows with you). And then to explore with these humanoid creatures that maybe they aren’t as different as humans afterall is really interesting.

But as most reviews will talk about, and i completely agree, it had alot of unneeded deaths. Like wow so much death and violence. Like yes I understand the nature of Diabolics is that they are ruthless but this was quite a violent book.

I was presently surprised that this author brought in romance at all, and then even more pleased when those little extra twists came out in the last 1oo pages for Nemesis.

Overall, if you can get through those first 200 pages, the book will be interseting and fast paced that you don’t want to put it down. So try to stick through the first few hurdles to get that big pay off.



23 year old Mechanical Engineer that likes to read a lot in her spare time as well as take pictures of the books she reads.

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