Absolutely Flabbergasted | The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Damn. This book dragged me out of my soul sucking reading slump and dumped me into two days of non stop reading. Thank my lucky stars for weekends, and for long, uneventful Fridays.
• The cover looks a bit plain, cliche even.
• You don't like science fiction.
• You've never heard of it before, if it were good wouldn't you have heard about it?
• The idea of someone being forced to love someone else makes you all squicky.
• Genetic modification just isn't your thing.
• Genetic modifications finding love isn't your thing.
• People have been complaining about similarity to other books, which honestly isn't that big of a deal to me. Kincaid manages to make it her own.
• You may have heard about the finale twist. Honestly it bummed me out a little. I understand why it happened, but I wish there had been a longer resolution!
WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ THIS
• Because I say you should (just kidding, kind of).
• Maybe I'm just super unobservant, but hey! Notice how the butterfly has blades for wings? Yeah I didn't until my sister told me (and it severely greatened my opinion of the cover).
• The idea is kickass (science fiction with NO SCIENCE? how does that work) as is the execution
• Political intrigue, assassinations and terrifying hybrids with hearts of gold?
• This book doesn't hold back, seriously.
• Mind games and manipulation galore
• Lots of dancing and uh, stabbing. They're the same thing when you think about it.
• I'm not the hugest fan of science fiction books, but holy **** I loved this book.
• It includes love other than just lovers love. If that makes sense.
• Basically, you get to see uprisings without being one of the rebels. How cool is that? It's like reading the hunger games while being President Snow's granddaughter. Kind of. Well not really, but I hope that description left you intrigued.
If you can't tell by now, I absolutely adore this book (although I did consider bumping it down to four stars, just for the resolution). The world was amazing, and the main character latched on to me with the intensity of a dog with a tissue. Yeah, my dog's a bit strange, don't ask. To think that I had only picked this up because it was cheap! I had never heard of this book before, I barely even looked at the synopsis, but I am so so glad that I bought it. Because it kicks ass.
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.
When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.
I'm not sure if it's come up on your screen, but there appears to be html popping up everywhere? Like, it's not there while I'm writing so where is it coming from? Uh, anyways. Sorry! Oh, and let me know what the last movie was that you've watched! Mine was Doctor Strange. If you read my post a few weeks back, you'll realise that it was the last movie that I watched back then as well. Yeah, I don't get out that much.