SJ Kincaid’s SF thriller of a book is about to launch into the stratosphere of the best reads of 2016. Truth.
And don’t think we’re the only ones raving about it. We’re are not the minority, and here’s the proof:
1. Forget leagues, ‘The Diabolic’ is in a world of its own:
I cannot believe how much Sci-Fi I read this weekend, but props to all the bloggers who raved about THE DIABOLIC because man that was good.
— Dahlia Adler (@MissDahlELama) October 29, 2016
2. It’s gripping:
Finished #TheDiabolic yesterday on the plane and omgggg! I was literally on the edge of my seat!!!
— Flavia Bibliophile (@flavbibliophile) October 28, 2016
3. A flippin’ page turner:
— Sarah❄️ (@whatsarahread) October 28, 2016
4. It’s throwing all self-control outta the window:
The lighting is so bad (I'm sorry!) But OMG!!! My bookstore had this out a few days early and I finally have it in my hands! This photo does not do justice to the beauty of this cover.. seriously, I'm drooling. The plan was to read Scarlet but move over baby!! The Diabolic is in town! Diving in….. now!!
5. DROP EVERYTHING AND READ IT NOW:
"Human history is a repetition of patterns. Empires rise and then fall into decadence and decay. Time and again. Ages ago, human beings progressed technologically at an exponential rate. We expanded into space, we left Earth and traveled the galaxy." The Diabolic was definitely unique. It takes place in a futuristic outer space society where a number of empires varying in prestige are constantly at odds both ideologically, and in terms of power. In this world "diabolics" are humanoid body guards, bred to be vicious killers, who are bound to protect one person as long as they shall live. The main character is Nemesis, a diabolic who due to unfortunate circumstances finds herself impersonating her charge in the kingdom. I finished The Diabolic a couple of days ago, and though I started off with some very mixed feelings about it, I fully came around in the end. I received an advanced copy from @sjkincaidbooks and dove right into it. It reminded me a lot of Red Rising, in that the book takes place in a highly structured, futuristic, outer space world. I think the reason I had such a hard time getting into it at first was because as hard as I try, the sci-fi element just doesn't grab me the way I always think it will. Just as I was about ready to give up, everything turned around, and FAST! There were Red Queen like plot twists and betrayals, and once you get about 175 pages it gets crazy! I think it took me four days to get to page 200, and then I read the rest of it (another 200 pages) all in one sitting! If you can get through the beginning, I think it is definitely worth the read. Plus it is a standalone novel which I find refreshing. As much as I love a good series, I am getting a little sick of the dystopian YA trilogies that go on for too long with an inevitably disappointing third book (I'm looking at you Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, 5th Wave etc). The Diabolic comes out November 1st! So if crazy outer space stories are up your alley, make sure you add this to your To Read list! #Diabolic #simonandschuster #ARC #thediabolic #advancecopy #arcbook #scifi #simonteen #book #books #bookpics #bookish #bookstagram #booklover #instabooks #reading #read
7. You’ll be sad its over:
— Natalie Xenos (@njxenos) October 27, 2016
8. Insta love with this book? Mebbe.
9. Snuggle up and settle down to a stonking good read:
10. And you know it’s got TWO covers, right?
Eeeek!! We’re starting to get seriously excited that we only have to wait two more weeks until this incredible book publishes!! With two stunning covers to pick from, which one will you choose!? @sjkincaidbooks has created a truly epic novel that you will undoubtedly be able to put down! THE DIABOLIC is literally… out of this world!! #TheDiabolic #SJKincaid #twoweekstogo #TwoCovers #Stunning #HighConcept #YA #Thriller #Adventure #YoungAdult #Pageturner #MustRead #OutOfThisWorld #StarWars #HungerGames #Epic #Author #Bookstagram #ComingSoon #November #2016 #Simonandschuster
11. Even cats are fans:
— Natalie Xenos (@njxenos) October 23, 2016
13. 5 star reviews, no less!
14. Inspiring nail art? *gasp*
Nail art inspired by the The Diabolic by @sjkincaidbooks in stores November 1st! Pictured: OPI- Number One Nemesis #opi #numberonemesis #cocacolared #ellaandmila #mirrormirror #bookishnails #nailstagram #nailsoftheday #nailart #bookstagram #thediabolic #sjkincaid #simonteen #butterflynails #kindredreaders
15. And this is nothing short of amazing:
— Crossroad Reviews (@crossroadreview) October 21, 2016
16. More high praise:
17. Trust us. You’ll be hooked.
— Jacob Dow (@thejacobdow) September 29, 2016
Are you excited for this book? If you’ve already read it, does it get a 5/5 from you? Tell us in the comments below!