Review: The Diabolic by: S.J. Kincaid

Title: The Diabolic

Author: S.J. Kincaid

Date of Publication: November 1st, 2016

The Diabolic

Goodreads Summary:

Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

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.

My Review:

First off I am going to say this book is nothing like Red Queen or The Hunger Games. I don’t even know why the comparison is on there, but I will tell you that this book is amazing.

Nemesis is a Diabolic and was raised to kill and attack anything that stands in her away until she is attached to protect one person which is The Senator’s daughter. Nemesis not only is there to protect Sidonia, but she loves her like a sister and would do anything to make sure she is safe even if it is ruthless.


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Sidonia is eventually summoned to The Emperor because of things her father has done that did not please The Emperor. Nemesis goes in Sidonia’s place knowing that this is the best way to protect her. There Nemesis encounters backstabbing and pure menacing things. The Emperor has a nephew who is considered a pure madman may be no madman after all, and one of the only people that can give this dyabolic humanity.

Nemesis was freaking amazing. She was ruthless and an unstoppable machine that could kill without a single thought, and I still loved her!  I loved how protective she was of Sidonia even though it was kind of forced on her, but even without that their bond would have still been strong.

There was some political stuff going on when Nemesis goes to the empire that I had to pay a little more attention too, but when she meets Neveni things pick up, and I loved her. No spoilers but things get a little crazy, and Tyrus comes into the picture and Nemesis learns a lot more about him than she would have ever realized.

I loved Tyrus and how he was not judgemental about Nemesis being diabolic, and I loved how spending more and more time with him she was able to pull a little more humanity out of herself little by little. The romance did not over take the plot one single bit for you romance haters.

This book had everything including betrayal, action, friendship, love, and I thoroughly enjoyed being in this crazy world.

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21 thoughts on “Review: The Diabolic by: S.J. Kincaid

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  2. Hello, first of all I want to say I love your review! May I ask a question? I just want to be sure, so is the romance going on in this book between two girls (Sadonia & Nemesis) or is it a straight love story? Thank you in advance! Again, great review! 🙂

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