Wednesday 23 November 2016

Book Review - The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid*

I am still really into reading at the moment and find myself spending my lunch breaks with my head in a good book to avoid braving the cold weather outside. I recently finished The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid and despite not being my genre of choice, I did really enjoy the book. Fun fact about the Author: Kincaid originally wanted to be an astronaut, but a dearth of mathematical skills turned her interest to science fiction instead. 

This YA novel is set in a futuristic space world where ‘Diabolics’ exist. Its packed full of action with a hint of romance and plenty of intrigue surrounding it. You will want to keep reading. Nemesis is the main character in this book and she must fight to protect everything she’s ever known. She is a diabolic. Her story is riveting and had me gripped early on. We get to see her gradually develop and come to terms with her life and who she is. The character development was fascinating and was what kept me hooked. The setting and world in this book is complex but I managed to keep up with all the different classes of people mentioned in the book. This might be quite difficult for someone that is not used to reading a lot but I could easily keep to grips with it.

The book may seem like quite a hefty read and it is somewhat large but the pacing of the novel was good and you won’t feel like there is too much when you start to read it. A thought-provoking book, I would definitely recommend this to those who like YA genres and a bit of Sci-Fi. The book is a standalone and there are no prequels or sequels for it.

You can buy your copy of The Diabolic from Waterstones for just £8.99. It might be the perfect Christmas gift! Is this the sort of book you’d like to read?

*I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way.

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