The Diabolic (The Diabolic #1) S.J Kincaid (2016)
(4.5 / 5)
I have started to venture away from Young Adult a little bit. I’m just finding it a lot of the same. Generally a love triangle, some kind of dystopia, teenage angst… It’s just getting a bit boring to me. How many versions of the Hunger Games can one get through? So I was surprised when I found that I really enjoyed this one. When it started I was thinking “here we go again” but was pleasantly surprised. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of angst still, but I enjoyed the premise, the writing was great, and not exactly a love triangle.
Nemesis is a diabolic, a genetic human bred to protect one person who they have “imprinted” on them. Like ducks I suppose. Her charge, Sidonia is in danger and Nemesis has to pose as her to protect her from an evil Emperor, his evil family and unbalanced nephew, air to the throne. But things do not exactly go smoothly.
How GORGEOUS is the cover!! I wanted to read it just based on the beautiful cover, it was a huge bonus that it was a great read!
My favourite character would have to be the insane nephew Tyrus. Loved the twists and turns with his character. Nemesis annoyed me a bit, but overall I liked reading her story.
The whole story was full of twists and turns and I was surprised on more than one occasion, and it takes a lot to surprise me.
Would I recommend The Diabolic?
Yes for any YA fan. Or if someone is on the boarder of enjoying YA this may be the one that tips them over!
Big thanks to the author and publisher via Netgalley for a copy of The Diabolic to review.
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