I was captivated by this cover even before I read the description of what the story was actually about. This is one of the titles featured at SLJ’s Day of Dialog earlier this year, and S. J. Kincaid is one of those authors that has acclaim, but I haven’t read yet. I think I better get started with this title coming out November 1. That’s next week, everyone! Here’s a look at the summary, and after that, I’ve included an excerpt provided by the publisher in their media kit. (Doesn’t that gif look amazing?!?)
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.
Here’s a link to the pdf excerpt!
Are you excited about this title? Why or why not? Respond in the comments!