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Be Deceived… Or Be Destroyed: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

April 1, 2016
Chelsea Fought

What do you get when you combine the likes of Star WarsThe Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Red Queen, and The Terminator? You get The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid. (Yes, I know, that’s a lot of pop culture dropping right there, but they are all most definitely applicable to this book—I promise.)

While The Diabolic doesn’t come out until November 1, 2016 (scroll to the bottom of this post and enter for a chance to win an ARC!) you need to put it on your radar right this second. It’s one of those books that just has everything you want in a great read:  a kick-ass main character, unexpected twists (there was more than one that I never saw coming, true story), and a world that is so skillfully built that you want to jump in and explore it.

Even though we have to wait to get our hands on finished copies, there will be many wonderful things to enjoy in the meantime. Like, for instance, let’s take a moment to check out this amazing cover:


The butterfly! The knives! The type! There are just so many fantastic things going on with this cover!

Now, if the cover doesn’t make you want to read the book all on its own, check out the official book description! (Or keep scrolling and just dive right in and read the prologue AND the first chapter!)

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.

So now that you have the cover and the book description, start reading The Diabolic right now! We’ve made the prologue and the first chapter available for your enjoyment!


But that’s not all! We’re giving away THREE copies of The Diabolic. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win an ARC of The Diabolic!

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So what do you all think?! Share your thoughts with us in the comments! November can’t get here fast enough!

25 Responses to Be Deceived… Or Be Destroyed: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

  1. I’m so excited! This book sounds incredible!

  2. Ahhhhh so excited! And the cover is EPIC!

  3. OMG this sounds amazing!!!! I can’t wait to read it!!! And beautiful cover!

  4. OMG just so epic looking!!!!! Wonderful blend of beautiful and dangerous

  5. princi says:

    LOVE the cover. This could be the beginning of another excellent trilogy!

  6. queenalchemy says:

    OMG, I need this in my life! It sounds so awesome!

  7. aldo.vegardz says:

    I can’t wait so long to read this book. S.J. Kincaid is such an amazing writer. Her other series, the Insignia Trilogy, are my favorite books of all time, and just reading the prologue and first chapter from the Diabolic I can see that this book is headed straight in that direction. I love the way she writes and, from the few glimpses in the preview, the world she’s created for this book is completely amazing. Thank you for another book, S.J. 😀

  8. s.flatt says:

    The Insignia trilogy is one of my favorite trilogies of all time! I love it so much. I can’t WAIT for The Diabolic!

  9. Squigette03 says:

    The book cover is amazing….not to mention the storyline sounds super fantastic! Cannot wait until November

  10. trevmation says:

    I can’t wait to see another Insignia-like book! Everything I’ve read about it sounds awesome!

  11. alex vega says:

    The Insignia series was superb, and I trust this one will be as well, I love S.J.Kincaid!

  12. leasha says:

    Sounds so good! I love the cover!

  13. Silverin says:

    The cover is so so pretty and the excerpt was very interesting, though I’m not sure about the comparison to The Hunger Games, and Game of Thrones as I don’t like those, but really hope it turns out more like Star Wars and Terminator!

  14. Izzybelladonna says:

    Whoooa that cover is awesome!!! I think I would have totally read this book even if the cover wasn’t cool because the plot sounds interesting, but that really seals the deal lol. Can’t wait until November!

  15. Jess says:

    Story sounds amazing! Gorgeous cover! Can’t wait!

  16. subjecta13 says:

    Can’t wait!!! 😀

  17. skyelyte says:

    I’ve been waiting on this thrilling read a long while, and that cover is seriously sharp! 😉 Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway!

  18. ddowney.1 says:

    The cover looks awesome! Loved S J Kincaid’s Insignia series. So excited she has a new book coming!

  19. theresajs says:

    That cover! OMG! I want to read the book based on the cover alone!

  20. Evona Evonica says:

    This has got to be one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen!

    Really hope it’s more Throne of Glass then Hunger Games.

  21. Axelle says:

    A really pretty cover! I’m so excited to discover it! Seems like a interesting story!

  22. nkechii says:

    I literally peed out of excitement when I read this…

  23. leslie_lagman says:

    I’ve read and loved her Insignia series! And I know that Diabolic will be her another great book ahead. I can’t wait to get a hold of this! <3

  24. novelreality says:

    That cover is so beautiful! I can’t wait to read this! 🙂

  25. Em12345 says:

    Read all the Insignia series, can’t wait to read another of her books. Hope it’s even better than the rest.

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