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The Diabolic
The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxys most deadly weapon masquerades as a senators daughter and a hostage of the galactic court. A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person youve been created for. Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senators 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 Sidonias 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 Sidoniaa killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators children. Its 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 lifeand the empire.
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Twainy
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🎧 The narrator was good. The story was very reminiscent of Cinder. If you liked the Lunar Chronicles you may also like this series. This is the 1st book in the series. Nemesis is an interesting character. The ending feels very YA so we shall see in book 2. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/3

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TCLinrow
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#Day1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #CoverLove

Thank you for my tags @Moony and @DaveGreen7777

To play along just post a picture of a book cover that you love, no explanation required! And if you fancy it, tag someone else that you think would have fun with this 😊

@Palimpsest do you want to give this a go? 😁

Moony Oh yeah! Wonderful 5mo
LibrarianRyan hummmm. It's interesting how the split the cover down the center. 5mo
Palimpsest @TCLinrow thanks for the tag! I will! 5mo
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LibrarianRyan
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#7days7covers

Day 7 person 11

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PagesByTheWater
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Past and well loved (some a little destroyed from all the lovin‘) SFF books I‘ve read. Never liked the Twilight series but I did LOVE The Host and ended up like the movie as well. Titan A.E. is honestly better as a novelization although the animated movie is great too. The Diabolic was SO GOOD and SO TWISTY! And Lying Cat making an appearance~
#24in48 #readathon #SFF #SciFiFantasy #Hour6

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idealityandme
The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
Mehso-so

Overall an enjoyable read! It was entertaining and once I got into it (took me 11 chapters), I read most of it in one night. Some of the characters and ideas I really enjoyed but did find some of them inconsistent or unpolished. I also found myself being able to predict most of the book, aside from two instances. If you want a good casual read, this is it. Not the next Harry Potter, but I just might read the sequel.

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mangokittty
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PagesByTheWater
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OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS BOOK I NEED THE SEQUEL!!!
Intrigue!!! Conspiracy!!! Betrayal!!! Love!!! SPACE!!! So excited to read the next one and will probably go out tomorrow to buy it. Highly recommend!!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#LitsyAtoZ #letterK

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idealityandme
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Taking a little break from the #redrisingseries and thought I would give this one a go! Have any of you read it? What did you think?

#thediabolic #scifi #yafiction

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PagesByTheWater
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1. Young Adult
2. Sarah Dessen
3. A Little Princess
4. Horror
5. Tagged!
#hellothursday #bookedition

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 11mo
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PagesByTheWater
The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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Woooooo 🥳 Decided to just treat myself to books today. Most of these are on my TBR except The Familiars, which just sounded so interesting I had to get it. Barnes and Nobles Book Haul event has been so great!
#bookhaul #tbr

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ReadingRobyn
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It‘s that time!!! #24in48 #readathon here‘s my line up! Don‘t mind me this weekend I‘ll be spending it reading!!

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Prettytears
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"...They look like us, but they aren't really human beings like you and me. They're predators. They can't feel empathy or kindness. They simply don't have the capacity for it. That's why when they're old enough, we (humans) have to civilise them..." ~

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Prettytears
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Obssessed by Mariah Carey!!!!!

"Diablolic's weren't people. We looked like people. We had the DNA of people, but we were something else: creatures fashioned to be utterly ruthless and totally loyal to a single individual. We would gladly kill for that person, and only for them. That's why the elite imperial families eagerly snatched us up to serve as lifelong body guards for themselves and their children, and to be the bane of their enemies."

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BlenderOfTeasNerdOfBooks
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New book to read! Bargain price of $3.97. Yes, it's a hardback. I 😍 discounts.

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JPeterson
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@MommyOfTwo Thank you, thank you! I love everything (especially how we were on the same page with coffee mugs ☕️)! It‘s perfect - and I‘m loving the homemade goodies!
Have a wonderful day celebrating your sons birthday! ❤️

#myfavoritebookswap #mfbs @JoeStalksBeck

MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome glad you like it all! 1y
ephemeralwaltz Lovely package!! 1y
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Avanders
The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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Whaaaaaa?!
Thank you soooooooo much @MaleficentBookDragon for this complete surprise mail happiness!! I'm so excited to read all of these books! And just thank you for the thoughtfulness 💖🤗💖😍💖😘💖💙💖

(Also sorry I didn't post last night when I first received this joy ... chaos often takes over until I pass out in bed 😜)

MaleficentBookDragon I hope you like them. I think they were all on your TBR. 1y
mabell I love ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Kalalalatja What a lovely gift! 1y
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Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon yes they all are! 👏🏽👏🏽💖🤗 @mabell my husband did too... I need to get on that! 🌞🌞 @Kalalalatja right?! 😍 1y
Aims42 I‘ve love everything that Bill Bryson has written and ‘Girl Waits with Gun‘ is a great read!!! (edited) 1y
Avanders @Aims42 I can't wait to (finally!) read something of his! I have a few others of his, but haven't made it around yet. Excited for Girl Waits with Gun too! I remember reading about it ☺️☺️ 1y
MommyOfTwo Ooo, The Diabolic is good 1y
Avanders @MommyOfTwo can't wait to read it -- love the cover! 😍 1y
MommyOfTwo The second one is good too. I‘m waiting on the third to come out 1y
Avanders @MommyOfTwo oooh .. good to know! I didn't even realize it was a trilogy 😁 1y
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InBooksILive
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#bookmail Waiting on 2 more and than that's all I've ordered. I'd say 13 books is a good amount of books ordered for July. Now, I need to tackle my HUGE TBR pile before I order any more! The Secret Horses sounds like such a cute little book, horses/unicorns are my weakness, so I couldn't resist for that one. But now, my wallet needs a break 😂

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Rachiiebookdragon
The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
Mehso-so

Interesting book, kept me mostly gripped but boring at parts.

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Sorceress_Of_Books
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Loved this book! The last bit of the book I just couldn‘t put it down. The author played on suspense so well! So many twists and turns that kept you on your toes!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Me in the last 1/3 of this book. Now that is a bloody ending!

ngemmer I‘ve had this for a while and have yet to read it. Might need to pick it up for the ending. 😉 2y
DraGone This looks interesting! What‘s it about? 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Finally picking this up!

jwashreads I loved it! I haven't gotten around the sequel yet, though 2y
Linear I have read this and enjoyed it. I read the second one as well, warning the second enda i a to be continued... 2y
BookwormM Love that cover 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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I didn‘t realize that this was dystopian when I picked it out of the list of books on my TBR and I probably would have skipped it because I‘ve been getting tired of the genre, but I‘m glad I didn‘t. It reminded me a little bit of Cinder, but a lot darker. It‘s an interesting concept of having a “person” made with the sole purpose to protect a single other person. Very intriguing.

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MiraMonroe
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Post a cover that you love. No explanations. #4. #7days7bookcovers

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MaleficentBookDragon
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What do you do if you go to the doctor and have to have an unexpected, somewhat painful, biopsy and ultrasound?
Well, if you are me you go to all your happy places afterward. Bookstore, shoe store, craft store, and go see Star Wars.

cobwebmoth Sorry the doctor's appointment was unpleasant. *hugs* 2y
Captivatedbybooks Praying for positive results! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Nice retail therapy! ❤️ Sorry you had to go through that first 2y
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Mollyanna Sorry to hear about your dr appt! Sending positive thoughts that all is good. Retail therapy... positive move. 😀 2y
JSW Sending ❤️ 2y
Tamra Love your rewards! We‘re right there with you. 2y
rubyslippersreads That's just what I would do. ❤️ ((And those boots are 😍😍😍!) (edited) 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @rubyslippersreads I know. Aren‘t they fabulous?!?! My sister hates them. But they are very me. 2y
LauraBrook Same, sister! Those boots are 😍😍😍! 2y
LeahBergen Yes! Those boots are fantastic ❤️❤️ 2y
Bklover Positive thoughts!❤️ 2y
theresidentromantic Don't let anyone tell you those boots are anything less than perfect!! ❤❤ 2y
mrp27 💕💕 2y
GlassAsDiamonds LOVE those boots and want at least three of the books! The Dr‘s appointment sounds highly unpleasant but hopefully your balance is back. 😊😊😊 2y
Mdargusch I usually go buy myself a big cream filled doughnut too after something like that. I hope everything is okay 👌🏼 2y
MicheleinPhilly Fingers crossed that all is well. 🤞🏼 2y
Avanders 🙏🏽🙏🏽 And that's exactly how I'd respond too! 💖🤗 2y
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MommyOfTwo
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This is up next. I had my son scroll through my TBR list and randomly pick a book for me to get at the library.

398.2 That‘s fun. I enjoyed this one 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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This book that the always lovely @MaleficentBookDragon sent to me ❤️📖 🦋

MaleficentBookDragon I love the cover of that book so much. I‘m glad you like it! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Great photo! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @MaleficentBookDragon thank you my dear! It‘s a gorgeous book! ❤️❤️ 2y
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TK421 Nice local moth collection! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @TK421 thanks! My daughter and I have over 109 jars of insects we‘ve collected 2y
TK421 That's cool. My dad and I did that when I was little. I think he still has them. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @TK421 awesome! I hope she keeps all of ours 2y
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Sharanya
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Y'all know how much I love a good political drama, and this story definitely delivered. It had everything I could ever want — an imaginative world, political machinations that kept me guessing, warring philosophies, convenient-alliance-turned-forbidden-romance, female friendship. My only wish is that I could see more of the poetic language I only got hints of. Maybe in the sequel? Let's find out! ★★★★☆.

Linear I havent read the second one yet. But i loved this one. 2y
Sharanya @Linear just starting the second one now! Hope it lives up. 2y
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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | Apparently this is addictive & explosive. Perfect.

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LibrarianRyan
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So a friend and I Re arguing over if this is a cover change or not. I say yes. The two barely resemble each other. The first as the butterfly with knives for wings and the second a bird coming out of a ball or an egg. I say cover change. What do you say.

#coverlove #changesedition

julesG I would not have seen these as being sequels. I agree to cover change. 2y
Linear I want to see it as a cover change mostly because the fonts in the title is basically the same. I am saying is this book was supposed to be a stand-alone I feel like she just had to come up with something on the spot for a second cover. I wonder if the second cover has multiple editions like the first cover does like there's a black and a white 2y
LibrarianRyan @Linear interesting. I didn't know the book was supposed to be a stand alone. I have it but haven't read it yet. 2y
Linear @LibrarianRyan yeah, it was originally a stand alone, but they decided to make a second book later. I assume fans may have asked how life worked out after the story ended since there was a huge issue not addressed. 2y
Linear Also i text to talked what i said the first time thats supose to say i dont see it as a cover change. 2y
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Linear
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I loved this, there are a few points i wish where smoothed out. But other than that, the corruption, the intrigue, and the weird scifi aspect. It kept me interested and entertained. Which is cool since ive been struggling through books lately.

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Linear
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This seems to be an ad from the book. Hmm, im having a hard time understanding how a world against science and further research could have such creatures....

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Linear
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My CO saw me walking down the hall with this tucked under my arm. He stopped me and asked me what this book was about, thought I had something to do with dangerous butterflies. After trying to explain the diabolic, the empire, and The Killing. I feel like he thinks I need a behavioral health appointment LOL

Mimi28 Lol, I have this book out from the library right now. I will bump it up on my TBR now. 2y
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Linear
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Well, in the time it took me to post the picture I just took, Lucia has decided that she had felt a disturbance in the force. And quickly had to make reading difficult.
#catsoflitsy

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Linear
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Two things..
1, i couldnt find my other fox sock. And this made me laugh as essentialy my laundry basket went " theres are all the fox i have to give"

2, i got The Diabolic as a ARC from the #owlcrate group. Im just now getting around to reading it. My copy is paperback, so i got a library book so as not to damage my copy while reading. Its crazy fascinating to me so far.

Yeah_I_Read I really liked it. I wasn‘t thrilled with the second one tho 😑 2y
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Bookfan1414
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Started this book at around 930 at night and finished it at 2 AM. Can't wait for the next installment!!!

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I went with #silverandgold lettering for today's prompt. #fallintobooks

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ShadowCrystal
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Loved it! A well written, fast paced story with great characters and the right amount of details. I wanna thank FelixFelicis for the suggestion!😃

FelixFelicis I'd be kind of interested to see what would happen if this turned into a series! 🤓 2y
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melrailey
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I think I'm down to a choice between these three as my next read. Decisions, decisions.

MatildaBaggins Vicious was amazing! 2y
melrailey @MatildaBaggins yeah I really want to read that right now but I'm concerned because I just finished Shades of Magic and I feel like I should put a couple of books between the V.E. Schwab worlds. 2y
Jdscott50 Storied Life, Storied Life! 2y
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Jdscott50 Storied Life, Storied Life 2y
Pamwurtzler Read this - it sounds like you're looking for a change of pace! 2y
Nat_Reads FIKRY!!!! 2y
RanaElizabeth @melrailey I vote Vicious too! It's nothing like Shades of Magic. 2y
sammisho Storied Life is an amazing read! 2y
ReadingRover Fikry was great! The other two are both on my tbr. 2y
vicgreentoriafield I'm currently in the middle of Vicious and loving it! 2y
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Yeah_I_Read
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"All this desire to learn...Learning is an absurd use of time, if you ask me, especially when one can simply consult a computer..."

One of the reasons I love YA and science fiction is because it so profoundly gives a glimpse into our all too possible and terrifying future. Hopefully if we know better we will do better.

minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Linear I dont understand how reading from a book what you want to know, is considered learning. But finding out from a computer is not... 2y
Yeah_I_Read @Linear the way I understood it was like in reading you interpret the information on your own and that leads to thinking and questioning whereas looking up something on a computer, like google for instance, you just find a direct answer to your question and there is very little thinking or analysis involved. Does that make sense? And it struck me as profound bc we are far along this road already. 2y
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Yeah_I_Read
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Has anyone else read this? It is really friggin good!!

tjwill I have it, but haven't read it yet. Now I'm bumping it up the TBR! 2y
EchoLogical It's on my #TBRBingo card! 2y
Redwritinghood I've heard it's good and bought a copy. Still unread, of course! 2y
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Bookcation74 I really liked it! (edited) 2y
moranadatter No, but I fell in love with the cover the first time I saw it. 2y
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Xenatine
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This is a great sci-fi and I'm dxcited for the sequel.

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Bookish.Kris
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Brutal and I loved every second of it!

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Marmie7
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Awesome! I love everything @Leslie2 ! Thank you so much- you have great taste😁#bibliophilebookexchange

Soubhiville Oh, Locke Lamora! That is an amazing book! I hope you'll enjoy it! 3y
JoeStalksBeck Great stuff🙌🤜🏻🤛🏻❤️‼️ 3y
tpixie Great #BookishHaul !!! 3y
Leslie2 Yay! I'm so glad that you like everything! Enjoy!!! 😄❤ 3y
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Violetsunrise84
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I received this Advanced Readers Copy last year. The book was on my to be read list. I decided to read it and was not disappointed at all. Nemesis became one of my favorite protagonists. The one thing that I liked about this story is that I could not anticipate what was going to happen next. I'm looking forward to Book #2. #sjkincaid #thediabolic

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Violetsunrise84
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Little Daenerys when I returned home from a concert. She seemed to be smiling at me. #catsoflitsy

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brutalbookworm
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This book took me away! I liked the world building and the characters and can't wait for the sequel! Full review to come on my blog at brutalbookworm.blogspot.com and