Title: The Diabolic
Author: S. J. Kincaid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November, 2016
In the galactic empire power runs deeper than blood. Nemesis is a Diabolic, a genetically modified human designed for one task: to protect the person she’s been bonded to at any cost. Nemesis is unfeeling, ruthless, and prepared to kill. When Sidonia, Nemesis’s bond-mate is summoned to the Galactic Court as punishment for her father’s actions, it is up to Nemesis to take her place. Once she arrives however, Nemesis faces a web of lies, politics and betrayal more dangerous than she ever anticipated. As she navigates the unpredictable world of intergalactic politics Nemesis learns the bittersweet truth about love, loss, and what it really means to be a human.
This book is action packed from cover to cover. It’s spaceship setting make it the perfect read for sic-fi lovers, however this is a fairly complicated story, so someone new to science fiction may not enjoy it as much. All things aside, I found this book to be surprisingly relatable and relevant to the world today. Kincaid uses her unique characters and settings to tackle big themes such as the morality in politics, the balance between science and religion, and what it truly means to be a human. Kincaid combines all of these with innovative writing to create a story that is irresistible.
As I said before this book is perfect for any avid sic-fi reader. Its one of a kind setting and characters make for an entertaining and imaginative story. Fans of Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and the Illuminae series will love this futuristic and unique new book by author S.J. Kincaid.