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Summary:

“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.

NOTHING ELSE.

For Nemesis, that person is Sidonia, heir to the galactic Senate. The two grew up side by side, and there’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the Imperial Court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons to masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced Senators’ children, and Nemesis must find within herself the one thing she’s been told she doesn’t have- humanity. With the Empire beginning to fracture and rebellion looming, that could be the one thing that saves her and the Empire itself.”

 

Review:

This book was another one that unfortunately I did not finish. I had very high expectations going into this book from the reviews I had read previously. Once I started reading it however, I found myself very underwhelmed.

The beginning of this book was very interesting. I really enjoyed seeing the interaction between Nemesis and Sidonia. I think their friendship played a key role throughout the rest of the book. After the first few chapters, the plot just got really uninteresting to me.

I found myself really bored from like chapter 4 or 5 to chapter 30 (where I officially DNF it). I actually had to push myself to read a good chunk of the book. From the reviews I had read previously, most people were giving this book 4 or 5 stars so I thought I would enjoy it. I almost DNF it about 3 different times before I officially did.

I know this book is supposed to be a standalone and not a series, but to be completely honest, I think the whole entire plot of this book would have been better if it was split up  into 3 or 4 separate books. Or if the author had at least made the book a little bit shorter. I found the plot to be very rushed and very confusing. It seemed that one thing would be happening one chapter and then the next chapter would focus on something completely different. So I really didn’t enjoy the plot.

The characters were also very uninteresting. I liked Nemesis through most of the book but in the last  200 pages or so, she became a character that I could just not stand anymore. Also the love interest in this book, Tyrus, just seemed like kind of  (pardon my language) an asshole. I couldn’t understand why Nemesis fell in love with him throughout the course of the book. I think that this romance was completely unnecessary to the story.

I think the only thing I liked about this book was probably either the synopsis or the writing style.The synopsis was what drew me in in the first place. And I did like the author’s writing style. I just think that it was not really well put together in this book.

Overall, I was really disappointed by this book. The reviews I had read about this book beforehand said great things about it, but I found those things that everything seemed to love about it to be somewhat untrue in my opinion. Would I read another book by this author? Maybe. I think that it will just depend on the story line and what others are saying.

RATING: 2/5

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