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The Diabolical by S.J Kincaid

One day I got a curious email from Simon & Schuster saying something about a reading study (maybe not quite in those exacting terms), and of course, I was like, “where do I sign up?”. The study is actually conducted by Jellybooks. So what happens is that they give you a choice of books, you pick one, and then they give it to you, and study your reading pattern through software in the book.

So, out of all the choices I was given, I chose “The Diabolic” by S.J Kincaid. The description just spoke to me better than the rest, and I was like, “Okay, it seems to be the best of the lot, let’s see”. At first, I didn’t really even want to read it, I was so sick of dystopian novels thinking that they can do something different by being extreme. Not that I don’t still love them. This book is quite the gem.

When I first started it, I expected to drop it in a few chapters, but even though, of course I got busy, I kept going back to it, reading it in the car, and pretty much everywhere. It was good from beginning to end. It was nothing I expected (except for the romance part), and the best part was that it didn’t end in a cliff hanger. There’s possibility for a sequel, but why bother? Unless it’s a spinoff for Neveni (*wink *wink).

This story is set in a space, in a world where the emperor has used false religion to divide the “kingdom”, and diminished the treasury for his own gluttonous needs. And then there’s Tyrus, successor primus and royal dominatrian heir.

And then there’s Nemesis Impyrean, diabolic to Sidonia Impyrean. What this means is that she’d die for Sidonia if needed, and so when the power-hungry emperor calls Sidonia to his pAlsace for crimes of heresy that her father committed, Nemesis goes in her place.

What she doesn’t expect is to become more than she thought she was.

I would definitely give this book a five ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review, and recommend it to all my friends.  And now, I have to go find more S.J Kincaid books, because they’re said to be pretty much award-winning.

A Review of Gyre by Jessica Gunn

Gyre was brilliant. Chelsea is Atlantean and Trevor is Lemurian. Chelsea is an archeologist and Trevor is a video game maker. They should never have met, but fate brought the two together and into a war centuries older than they were; Atlantean vs. Lemurian. In the book, both factions are thought to be myth. J. Gunn made something that should have been paranormal normal. It was kinda weird at first. I mean, even in the book, it’s not normal. They are supposed to be creatures of fantasy, but they just so happen to be on a submarine where there are others like them.

The plot seems predictable, but trust me when I say the storyline was intriguing to the max. Ish happened! We should call Chelsea, Chelsea the Brave. And Trevor, boy oh boy. He was annoying (for the most part). He made several stupid moves and could have prepared everyone for what happened, especially to the girl who showed him what freedom was, but he was scared. That’s a new on , uh? The hero being scared. Isn’t he supposed to be the strong man who made everything alright? Nope, not Trevor (in the annoying parts, but he was helpful many times). Trevor was a hero (in some ways), but Chelsea was a vanguard. I’m definitely sticking this book in my “Female Vanguard” kindle collection.

The book was kinda slow and fast at the same time. The entire book was action all the way, and it started that way. I think that might have been why it read slow simultaneously. I just wanted more action, and when I tell you I got it, it’s not a lie. But, still my soul yearned for me. Silly me, I mean Chelsea did some pretty hardcore things, and the drama from Trevor? It should have been enough. Maybe that’s just because it was all high? Maybe. I think it was like we were stuck in Climax mode all through. Sounds fun right? Yeah, but the slow-fast drive still nags me even now. I just can’t quit rout my hands on it.

Anyway, I can’t wait for book two, because guess what? The action still continues and thank the Almighty that this cliffhanger didn’t make me wanna claw my eye out.

I would definitely recommend this to a friend. It really was good, I’mm just quirky. I loved the storyline, the action and everything in between. I’ll give it a 4 ½ out of 5 stars if anyone is asking.