(The Diabolic) [E–pub] Ê S.J. Kincaid
This was very stabby and I LIKED IT Because well I have a small love for all things stabtastic shh that s a word and I loved how we got an actual vicious rotagonist here who is all anti hero and inhumane tendencies and stunted emotions and fantastic at stabbing things and WOW I JUST REALLY ENJOYED THIS Although I do not like one of the finale lot twists because illogical But A Spring Betrayal pfft Will I let a few small cantankerous feelingsut me off NO I SHALL NOT GOOD BOOK IS GOODAlso you get a list review AREN T YOU PLEASED Spoiler you are leasedL I K E S It s set in space I don t read a lot of sci fi so this was actually uite exciting I always love these futuristic settings where they mix sort of an ancient Imperial court kind of Roman Greek with modern technology and spaces THIS BOOK THIS BOOK THIS BOOK THIS BOOK THIS BOOK THIS BOOK THIS BOOK THIS BOOK THIS BOOK HOLY CROW THIS BOOK Diabolics weren t eopleWe looked like Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad people to be sure We had the DNA ofeople but we were something else creatures fashioned to be utterly ruthless and totally loyal to a single individual We would gladly kill for that erson and only for them When I first read that uote I thought Nemesis was gonna be loyal so Sidonia but I was uite wrong Although I wasn t upset with it I kind of wished Nemesis would choose Sidonia but authors sometimes gotta bring other characters into the story that changes the main character completely or in some ways The Diabolic is about Nemesis a diabolic destined to rotect one Kissing Another Grimaldi (Bovaghnian Rogues person and only thaterson Whoever tries to get near her and hurt her Nemesis sees them as a target and does whatever she can to kill that Romanticism and the Rise of English person Sidonia is who Nemesis considers her friend and is the one sherotects They grew up together and she is the only Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery person that loves and understands and cares for Nemesis like no othererson has She s her best friend She s the only Justin - Geliebter Kater person she really has As the two form a friendship that is inseparable Nemesis finds out that the Emperor summons Sidonia because of her father s foolish actions the foolish things he does and stupid actions he takes where he thinks he won t haveroblems after and instead of her father Numbers: The Universal Language paying therice and being in trouble it s Sidonia Because Nemesis has been vowed to Der Unterschied: Was den Mensch zum Menschen macht protect Sidonia since she would give up her life for Sidonia Sidonia s mother tells Nemesis that she will be the one to go to the Imperial Court andretend to be Sidonia to fight and do what the Emperor asks Nemesis without arguing agrees to thisShe becomes herWhen Nemesis arrives at this court she knows she has to change many things about her including her facial features and expressions her attitude toward others and the way she fights is what has to be changed out of everything She can t give her identity away and she knows she s doing this for Sidonia She must find her true self in this form that she is in one including humanity and must act like one Humanity might just be the key to saving her eople and the Empire including the eople she loves and Nemesis herselfAdmittedly I enjoyed The Diabolic I m not really into YA sci fidystopian so I m not very sure how it should be written and how the world building should work out how everything should happen so I can t say much from my experience But I will say that I have read some sci fi that just left me disappointed It s maybe because the whole dystopian world isn t my kind of thing It s something I don t really enjoy reading because I don t like reading about An Atheist and a Christian Walk Into a Bar: Talking about God, the Universe, and Everything people being ruled in this world or having to obey someone that is ruling the dystopian world they live in I might just have to change that though and begin reading sci fi booksSo this book is brutal to begin with We re introduced to Nemesis and they want to see what she can do and who she really is so sheroves herself worthy of being able to Ella's First Exam: A Medical Exam Fiction (Ella's Exams Book 1) protect this girl she mustrotect Sidonia From that moment I knew I would love her character and I did She wasn t one of the main characters that leave their lace to change their osition and become something or someone else and I was glad of that She was strong loyal determined and just brutal Nemesis is one of the best female characters I have met and read about and that will Principios de economía política probably not change It s just the way she acted around others and how she always made sure her threats were to be kept in theirlace how she tried her very best to rotect Sidonia and did not fail how she didn t stop her strength and didn t change her fighting abilities She was actually a Diabolic the definition suited herThe story is dystopian since humans and diabolics are completely different although sometimes it s hard to tell Diabolics are considered the
"property and are owned by their owners unless you re like Sidonia where she considered Nemesis her friend someone she loved "and are owned by their owners unless you re like Sidonia where she considered Nemesis her friend someone she loved would give up her life like Nemesis would give up hers for her They are loyal to their owner and are faithful to what they say and ask for They rotect them and no matter what happens they don t dare hurt them Nemesis was like that She was only loyal to Sidonia and of course her arents since she had to but she rotected Sidonia with everything She made her happy she made her smile she made her cry She didn t change for her or for anyone Just to summarize it all Nemesis was a great strong female lead Even when she knew the circumstances she would get into when she arrived at the court she knew she was doing this for Sidonia and even when she didn t know where she was and if she was alive or not she would keep fighting for her because she knew this was what she would do for her What I did not like about Nemesis was how she was supposed to be this soulless creature that was a ruthless killer to anyone who meant harm to Sidonia but when she met Tyrus our male lead she was weak I mean she changed for him Or she changed in a way She felt things that she never felt before and she even admitted to herself that she wasn t supposed to be feeling anything but she did I read a review and it said their relationship is slow burn romance but that s not really true When Tyrus finds out what Nemesis is a diabolic they instantly connect and become one air loyal to each other and faithful You could see the connection they had together but their relationship formed uick and although I found it cute I wish it took a little time for Nemesis to figure things out with Sidonia and Tyrus I know Sidonia was happy for her because Nemesis was allowing herself to feel things for someone else but I still wished Nemesis would take time out and figure things out and ask herself uestions like Can I rotect both Can I be with both Beneath the Moors and Darker Places people What if I had to make a choice between the two I love him but I love her and even though she told herself she wouldick Sidonia over Tyrus it was hard to believe that since she was uestioning herself at times if she really did love Tyrus or if it was normal for her to feel these type of feelingsThe male lead who falls in love with our female lead Tyrus Domitrian nephew of the Emperor was Lascia che sia felice pretty bittersweet as we get to read about him I expected a little from him though One could see him as a cold blooded asshole who is ruthless and doesn t care about anyone or anything but when you really get to meet him you see that he has a very sweet side to Nemesis and would do anything for her He s also kind of weak of course compared to her that he even decided to train himself with her and would try again and again even when he knew he would lose and he was losing blood and was just inain I did like his relationship with Nemesis though and I just found it to be cute It s weird for me to call it cute since it s a sci fi novel but *it s true I actually thought their relationship was gonna end up like *s true I actually thought their relationship was gonna end up like and the Darkling from Shadow and Bone but luckily that did not happen Tyrus was caring and the way he treated Nemesis even when he knew who and what she was was just so cute He didn t lie to her in any way even when she thought he did and he roved himself to be worthy of being his love His relationship with her developed in an acceptable manner although it built up uite uicklyNow another thing I did not like was how their relationship basically stole the meaning of the book I mean Nemesis was being this badass female that would fight for Sidonia but when Tyrus came into her life the book s elements changed and started forming romance elements which was something I didn t mind completely It stole art of the book since their relationship was forming and as it was they also had many moments together alone and in We'll Make It Through public but then the sci fi elements really never died I said Nemesis didn t change her character and she didn t Like I said one could think he is cold blooded in the beginning because of how he acts and speaks how he spoke to Nemesis when she first saw him but when we get to read about him an. “Theerfect kind of high The Silent Earth: The Complete Trilogy pressure adventure” TeenVoguecomA New York Times bestseller Red ueen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a senator’s daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage but she’s really the galaxy’s most dangerous weapon in disguise A Diabolic is ruthless A Diabolic isowerful A Diabolic has a single task Kill in order to rotect the erson you’ve been created forNemesis is a Diabolic a humanoid teenager created to rotect a galactic senat. ,
D see him in chapters with Nemesis we see that he s actually sweet and does not want any harm towards anyone he just wants Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples peace and justice He and Nemesis had a lot in common so that was something that fit They weren t so different that they were aair that would match He wanted the throne and she wanted to kill his uncle the Emperor They both basically wished death on the same erson and wished for the same thing He s a recious cinnamon roll and I want him and Nemesis to be happy together and if SJ Kincaid decides to just do something to him well to both but especially to him I will end up throwing my book and I will find the author and rant and cry after He deserves happiness since he s never really had it until he met Nemesis They didn t start off their relationship as enemies and become lovers but they did start off as a The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68 pair that couldn t bare to communicate in a nice way until after Some might call us a monstrousair and they would be right Tyrus and I were both scorpions in our way dangerous creatures crossing the most treacherous of rivers together Together we might sting but we also would float Like others have said the writing in this isn t uniue or anything It wasn t addictive either I just kept reading because I wanted to see how it would end and what would happen Something I m very thankful for is that this did not end in a cliffhanger which is why I m surprised it will become a trilogy At least I don t have to suffer and wait until the next book is The National Debt: A Short History published to have uestions answered I m just imagining Nemesis and Tyrus being happy right now since it ended in a happy moment and I was just satisfied with the ending and very happy as well This waslanned to be a standalone I think and I could see why but I can t see why and how the author decided to make it a trilogy I m just wondering what she is Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific planning to do and how she is gonna start off the next book with Nemesis andor Tyrus Some might call us a monstrousair and they would be right There is just something absolutely riveting about getting inside the head of a monsterNemesis is a Diabolic a genetically engineered thing designed with one single urpose She has to keep Sidonia safe at any cost Sidonia the only daughter of a minor nobility is the absolute light of Nemesis s life The one thing that holds her grounded and saneBut Sidonia is not without her uirks she keeps stubbornly insisting that Nemesis is human that Nemesis has feelings emotions and No matter how much Nemesis rotests Sidonia always clings to that beliefAnd when the Emperor decreed that all Diabolics are too dangerous and must be ut down it is through Sidonia s love that Nemesis is sparedWhen Sidonia is summoned to visit the very heart of the empire as a hostage Nemesis does the only thing ossible she goes in her lace The Emperor wishes me to send my innocent little lamb to the slaughter No Instead I ll send him my anaconda Suddenly Nemesis has to do the one thing that frightens her most become human It s terrifying to realize your own decisions are shaping your destiny Ooooo This one gave me shivers I absolutely LOVED everything about Nemesis She was ruthless and absolutely cutthroat and yet her sisterly love towards Sidonia and her budding ersonality really made her shineI loved the world that SJ Kincaid created all of the nobility scattered across the universe stubbornly clinging to the Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde past Our ancestors sought knowledge but we their descendants glorify ignorance Absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the seuel I would not just disappear into a void as though I d never existed I would not accept that I was less than theseeople just because they d designed me that way YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading That cover is shiny and gorgeous right It s initially what made me start oogling this book from afar and keeping it on my radar for months before finally taking the time to read and review it I finally had a legit excuse to jump on the bandwagon once my Literary Box copy arrived and while I ll go into detail below I was so grateful I chose to read their copy with the author s notes inside This detail made the difference in my final star rating which I decided to round up to a 4 on Goodreads in case you don t follow me there While I did find some inconsistencies and had a few issues overall this was a highly enjoyable read I think what had me flipping back and forth was knowing this is yet ANOTHER YA fantasy series in a sea of YA fantasy series and initially it s what caused me to Karneval, Vol. 4 pause beforeicking this up to begin with To it s credit this book was much engaging and enjoyable than I was anticipating from the reviews I read early on it s clearly a book that has encouraged healthy debate which I m always glad to see Did he who made the lamb make thee William Blake *The Tiger Let S Start At The *Tiger Let s start at the beginning I really appreciated the immediate insight we receive into just who and what a diabolic is We learn early on that our narrator is called Nemesis and that all diabolics receive fun intimidating names such as Enmity Hazard and Anguish These beings are not human and are created for the sole The Hiding Place purpose of bonding with an owner meaning they form a connection torotect only that one human at any and all costs After we fast forward a bit to resent day there was a good chunk of the book about 75 ages I d say with a great info dump to catch us up to speed I struggle with these as they have become a staple in most YA Fantasy fiction the first in the series contains infamous info dump instead of slowly building it into the story I think this is just a ersonal eeve of mine as it s clearly up to the author to do as they choose and I know a good number of readers who love this aspect and want to gain the world building knowledge as uickly as The Elephants Journey possible Once I got through thoseages though I couldn t Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' put this down It was exciting and fun and hadlenty of twists I didn t see coming especially in the final 25% I greatly appreciate the great dedication to detail and complex layering Kincaid went to in order to ensure the story was necessary in an already saturated market Ages ago humans beings rogressed technologically at an exponential rate We expanded into space we left Earth and traveled the galaxy And then the same thing happened that always does we grew lazy We had technology we stopped learning how to use We let machines think for us act for us The supernova and rise of the Helionic faith merely worsened a roblem that already existed Our ancestors sought knowledge but we their descendants glorify ignorance That above was my favorite uote from the entire book Ok so we don t have machines taking over like in The Terminator but how easily we could apply that last bit to today s time I always enjoy a Changing Face of the Hero plot that involves the banning of books and knowledge this was a seed that waslanted and investigated in this first book that I m really hoping is fleshed out in the following chapters of the trilogy Even if it comes in an allegorical form how important is it for us to take a step back and recognize how easy it is for us to become lazy with our technology and our need to make sure our learning never ceases This book was The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry progressive in many ways but especially in the sense that women and men have eual chances of ruling and flourishing in leadership roles I wouldn t say this novel had huge amounts of diversity but I would chalk that up to the fact thateople altered their appearance for basically every scene as this was art of their culture The romance was fairly strong and there wasn t the typical dreaded love triangle although there were a few twists in that department and the ending left
me wondering who we can trust and how this story will end in wondering who we can trust and how this story will end in long run There was a bit of oetic justice that I appreciated for including a bit of diversity in the love department as well Insert vague intrigue hereI think my only major issue with the It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life plot is in the description above on the book jacket so not a spoiler We know going into the book that Nemesis and her diabolic kind are incapable of emotions feelings etc yet Nemesis finds herself developing all of those things We are literallyounded over the head for 150 Lignin Biodegradation pages with I am not capable of feelings or love I amrogrammed like a robot And then boom out of nowhere Nemesis has feelings and emotions like it happened overnight Why How None of this was really described or explained Again maybe this will be further explored in the remaining entries but I was slightly bummed that I m told for half the book one thing and then there is an immediate 180 that I was expected to believe without uestioningThe reason I decided to go with a 4 instead of 3 star rating on Goodreads was simply due to the influence the author s notes had over me For those who missed it I was sent a YA review crate from The Li. Or’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 safeWhen the Pure Chance power mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father isarticipating 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 rotect Sidonia She must become her Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia a killi.