Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WoW: The Diabolic (S.J. Kincaid)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Diabolic
Title: The Diabolic
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BYR
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.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: A thrilling premise with an unusual twist! Sci-fi is my jam genre so this had me at "galactic court," but a devoted and deadly doppelganger named Nemesis? Oh yes please.

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. The description alone, Red Queen meets Hunger Games, has me sold! Great pick!
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  2. This book sounds pretty cool! I got a copy of this recently and I'm pretty excited to read it ^_^ Awesome pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles