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The Diabolic af S. J. Kincaid
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The Diabolic (udgave 2016)

af S. J. Kincaid (Forfatter)

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"The perfect kind of high-pressure adventure." --TeenVogue.com A New York Times bestseller! Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a senator's daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, but she's really the galaxy's most dangerous weapon in disguise. 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.… (mere)
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Titel:The Diabolic
Forfattere:S. J. Kincaid (Forfatter)
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2016), Edition: Canadian Export, 416 pages
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The Diabolic af S. J. Kincaid

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Wonderfully done. Despite being the first in a trilogy, I don't feel bullied into reading the second by an annoying cliffhanger.

It was so well done that I chose to buy the second one when I happened across it on sale years later. ( )
  fionaanne | Nov 11, 2021 |
This was a very good book! I had received a copy of this book a very long time ago in a subscription box. It had been so long since I even thought about the book that I really didn't remember anything about what this book was about which made the first part of this book very interesting to read because S.J. Kincaid really throws you right into this world and their customs.

I think Kincaid did a really good job with world building. I like that she didn't explain most of the customs of this world, rather she just had the characters perform actions that showed the reader how things are done in this world. I think this was really effective and cut down on whole sections of exposition that could have really slowed down the story. It really was a great demonstration of how much showing and not telling helps your story and doesn't confuse your reader.

I thought the characters in this book were good. I liked Nemesis and I liked her relationship both with Sidonia and her relationship with Tyrus. I thought there romance was well built, even if did progress maybe a little more quickly than an actual relationship would. The only thing that I thought might have been improved a little is that I personally did not think the people that were supposed to be evil characters acted that evil. Yes they did perform evil acts but nothing that evoked a super strong reaction in me, with a few exceptions. I just wish they had been a little more despicable.

I thought the plot was really good and it definitely kept me hooked. Like I said, I couldn't remember what the plot of this book was so everything was surprise to me. I thought this did start a little bit slow with the plot, especially during the time Nemesis is preparing to go to the Emperor, but after that the plot picks up a lot. I thought the ending was a little fast. There was so much action crammed into the last 5% of this story that it left me feeling a little unresolved at the end. I wish there had been a bit more room to breath after the last action sequence but that didn't take away that much from my overall enjoyment of this book.

I think this is one of those books that I heard a lot of excitement for before it came out and after it was released it felt like not as many people actually picked this one up. I would definitely recommend this one if you were excited about it before it came out and just never picked it up.

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I didn't love the part at the end where Nemesis just accepts it when she is told that Tyrus is responsible for killing Sidonia. I think this was trying to establish how conflicted Nemesis is over feeling like she has to chose between the two of them and maybe trying to put doubt in the readers mind about what Tyrus and Sidonia may have discussed without Nemesis. However, we had just read that Nemesis thought she could trust Tyrus' love for her more than she could trust anything else. Because of this, it seems really out of character for Nemesis to do something so reckless as telling the emperor that Tyrus is plotting against him without even talking to Tyrus first. I know she was still trying to figure out what it meant to have human emotions but even given that, it still seemed out of character. This is my only major complaint with this book and I just with this part had been handled differently and maybe instead used as a way to show that Nemesis also trusted Tyrus completely and didn't believe he would kill someone important to her. ( )
  AKBouterse | Oct 14, 2021 |
I did not have high expectations going into this, but I really ended up enjoying it and I am so glad that I read it. I cannot wait to continue the series and see what happens next. ( )
  Completely_Melanie | Sep 10, 2021 |
4.5 This was way better and so much more different than the story I was expecting. I went through this very quickly, the unsophisticated language making it possible. I love how this explored what it truly mean to be 'human' and to have a soul, but even when you put that aside it was still a great story. I was always guessing. It was hard to know what was real and what wasn't. And it was so emotional. Some parts had me cheering, and other crying. It has almost anything you could want from a fiction novel. Plus, the romance wasn't over the top, it was done well, and it had a role in the plot and character development without taking it over. A very, very rare combination. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
Talk about action .. never a dull moment. There is literally something happening on every single page of this book that makes you want to read it and keep reading it, and then re read it to make sure what you read was what actually happened! Love books like that ( )
  ashezbookz | Oct 20, 2020 |
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"The perfect kind of high-pressure adventure." --TeenVogue.com A New York Times bestseller! Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when a senator's daughter is summoned to the galactic court as a hostage, but she's really the galaxy's most dangerous weapon in disguise. 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.

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