Friday, November 4, 2016

Blog Tour: The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid

Title: The Diabolic
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Source: Author/Publisher

S.J. Kincaid happens to be one of my most favorite authors, so you can bet that when I saw there was going to be a blog tour that I jumped at the chance and hoped with everything that I had that I was going to get chosen to participate.

Obviously, I did.  And I was so excited!  But also a little worried.

Why was I worried?  Well for the blog tour, I was told my part of it would be to write a review.  And what if I ended up not liking the book?  What if I hyped it up too much in my own mind that there was no way that it was going to live up to my standards?  So many "what ifs"...

So I sat down and started to read it.

And I kept reading.

I didn't want to stop!

All my "what ifs" were totally pointless!  Thank goodness!  S.J. Kincaid managed to live up to my expectations once again!

True to S.J. Kincaid's typical genre of choice, we have another science fiction novel.  It is set in the future, out in outer space.  The whole thing is actually pretty cool and really well thought out.

The world we are dealing with in The Diabolic almost seems as though it has taken a step backwards.  At one point in time everyone was into science and technology, but then something happened and it made a lot of people believe more in a religion than the science.  So they stopped working on improving science and technology.  They only used what they already had.

This means things break down and get worn out and can't get fixed.  Kind of a serious problem when you are up in outer space living in giant space ship like things that are old and falling apart.

But the big guy in charge doesn't care.  He doesn't want people to work on science and technology any more and will do very evil things to them if they try.

Then there is Nemesis.  She is a Diabolic.  She has been created and genetically engineered to be a protector.  She is programmed to keep one person safe at all costs.  She is not a human.  She has no soul.

And Nemesis finds herself mixed up in all this and in a very dangerous situation.


Really!  I loved the whole thing.  Everything was just so great.  I loved the character development and all of the relationships.  I loved the world and the way that it was built up.  I loved the whole concept behind the book.

Ugh.  I just loved it ok?

I should also let you know that there are some triggers in this book!  If you want to know know more about the triggers please feel free to contact me :)

What I don't love?  Is that it is a stand alone.  That is right.  S.J. Kincaid is NOT going to write more books about these characters.  It is done.  Complete.  Over.  I don't have to be happy about it, but it is her decision so I will just have to deal with it.

Do yourself a favor - get this book and read it immediately!

My Rating
5 Stars

This review is based on an ARC provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.

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  1. This is the second review that i've read where the reviewer says to "just read this book!" and I love that. I have had similar worries as you had about reviewing a book from an author for publication and thankfully ended up also loving the book. I'm glad you did too.

  2. I read this book last week and I really enjoyed it. I wasn't sure what to expect from a totally ruthless main character but Nemesis definitely won me over. It's rare that I can really get behind science fiction so I was thrilled that this one was so immersive and entertaining. I loved the ambiguity of the end and whole it would be neat to see more of Nemesis, I am glad it's a standalone--it's so rare to get the full story in one book lately.