Happy Saturday (and last day of 2016) everyone! Searching Saturday was created by The Night is Dark and Full of Books and you can have a look at the topics here. Its goal is to discover new books every week. The final topic of December is:
December 31th: Search a book that is published in the past year
To finish of the year, let’s have a look at all the books that were released in the past year. Have any of them gone unnoticed by you?
As usual, I could choose many books for this topic. But, like I’ve said in my first ‘Searching Saturday’ post, I am only going to choose one (otherwise, this would be too elaborate). Anyway, let’s do this!
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
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 is 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.
How did I find this book?
I discovered this novel while watching one of Regan’s (@ Peruse Project) videos. I was quite wary at first, because I think she mentioned she received the book from the publisher. Still, the synopsis was intriguing.
Why did I add it to my TBR?
I went to Goodreads and saw it received many raving reviews. Therefore, I decided to add it to my TBR. I’m still new to science-fiction and wondering whether it’s my cup of tea. But, if I don’t try books within that genre, I’ll never discover whether it is or not.
Furthermore, this is a standalone and I’m always glad to discover fantasies that aren’t necessarily series.