Review: The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

Title: The Diabolic (The Diabolic, 1)
Author: S. J. Kincaid
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (1st November 2016)
Blurb:

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 a 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 Empire . . .

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3 stars)
Review:

THE DIABOLIC is the first book in a new series by S. J. Kincaid. Diabolics are genetically engineered to protect an individual at all cost, and are considered too savage to be human. THE DIABOLIC follows the story of Nemesis, a Diabolic, as she tries to protect her charge Sidonia, the daughter of a galactic Senator. When the Emperor demands that Sidonia graces his court, Nemesis reluctantly takes the place of her master so that Sidonia does not become a hostage in galactic politics. The Emperor’s court is a deadly place, even for a Diabolic, and Nemesis must learn to navigate is quickly.

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Illumicrate Unboxing 5 – November 2016

Just in case this is not obvious from the title, this post contains ‼️spoilers‼️ for the November 2016 Illumicrate!

Here’s what I thought of the November 2016 Illumicrate. If you want to see what I thought of previous boxes you can find the play list here. Or if you’re interested in checking Illumicrate out for yourself you can find details here.

What’s in the box:

  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas gift tag
  • Sparrow + Wolf Coffee Cosy [exclusive]
  • Holding Up the Universe/All the Bright Places cards
  • Unconventional postcard
  • Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood tattoo transfers
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber postcard
  • The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr sampler
  • Evil Plans Notebook by House of Wonderland
  • Replica by Lauren Oliver poster
  • Happy Sock Company – socks
  • Six of Crows cardholder
  • AIDAN Candel by Meraki Candles [exclusive]
  • Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
  • The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid + letter from author, signed bookplate and bookmark

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