#ARCstravaganza (#16): The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

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Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! This week I will be featuring the ARC for a book that I have been looking forward to ever since I heard the announcement that it would be coming out. The first book was initially meant to be a standalone, which was great too. But I really really liked it, and while understanding the author’s desire to keep it a standalone, I also missed the setting and characters a lot. So, when I heard that she would be continuing the story by writing 2 more books, I was overjoyed! Bah! Has this ever happened to anyone else (not necessarily with this book, but another standalone turned series), or do you prefer it when standalones remain standalones?

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Top Ten Tuesday (#5): Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Would Like (If You Had One)

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As you may have noticed, I am using my Halloween-themed Top Ten Tuesday thingy…because I refuse to acknowledge that Halloween is over!!!! And now, to more important matters…this week’s prompt:

“Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes _______________ (if your book club likes historical fiction, inspiring stories, YA books, non-fiction, controversial books to debate about, or pick a specific book).”

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The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (ARC Review)

the_diabolic-3Title: The Diabolic
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Type: Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction, YA
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Date published: November 1, 2016
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 403
Source: Publisher

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: 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.

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