The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
The first book in The Diabolic series.
My Rating – 5*/5*
‘Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. 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 entire Empire…’
I am so glad I finally got around to reading this book, it has been on my shelf forever and I have no idea why I kept pushing it back constantly. ❤️❤️
This book had everything I wanted and more, a space adventure with a twist, complex world building, politics and an unusual love interest (which I 100% supported!!!!!)
It takes places during a war between science and religion with people being killed left, right and centre. Nemesis disguises herself as her ‘master’ Sidonia and takes her place when the Emperor requests her presence as a sort of “punishment” because of the things Sidonia’s father has done.
Nemesis’ interaction with the emperor and his family were some of my favourite scenes to read, they were so interesting to see them play out and see how Nemsis will react.
I bloody love a good well plotted book and this delivered, the writing is wonderful and the plot twists had me gagging for more. I am so glad that this is turning out to be a duology instead of a stand alone as after that (very rushed) ending I am dying to get my hands on the next book.
ALSO, because I feel like I need to mention it somewhere that I have a new favourite top ten couple and that is Tyrus and Nemsis, I love them together and I do want them to have a happy ending together but no doubt there will be some problems along the way!!
Overall a fantastic read and I recommend it to lovers of sci-fi and romance 🙂
Preferably the two together 😉
Have you read this?
Are you happy there is going to be another one or would you rather it stayed as a stand alone?