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Blog Tour: The Diabolic [Review & Giveaway]

Posted November 1, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments

Blog Tour: The Diabolic [Review & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: The Diabolic [Review & Giveaway]The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 1st 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Pages: 416
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Book Expo America, Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars
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Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s 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 you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s 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 Sidonia’s 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 Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s 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 life—and the empire.

My Thoughts

Everyone believed Diabolics were fearless, but in my earliest years, all I knew was fear. It preyed on me the very morning the Impyreans viewed me in the corrals.

Those are the first lines of this book and after reading that prologue I was so intrigued. I thought it was weird, but so intriguing and so different. And by the time I finished this, I was impressed. This was my first experience with S.J. Kincaid’s writing but I just know it won’t be my last. This story was just so thought-provoking and different!

I loved how Nemesis (our main character) is a diabolic (yet, so very human). Humanity is a huge thing within this novel. Nemesis is told she doesn’t have humanity but within this novel she has to try and search for it within her.

I just really enjoyed where this story went and what it dealt with inside its pages. I also really loved that it was a standalone but I would definitely not be opposed to more things set in this world because of how different it was!

About the Authorsj-kincaid

S.J. Kincaid was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and attended high school in New Hampshire, but it was while living beside a haunted graveyard in Scotland that she realized that she wanted to be a writer. Her debut, Insignia, came out in July of 2012. The second book in the series, Vortex was released in July of 2013. The final book in the trilogy, Catalyst, came out October 28, 2014. Her standalone novel The Diabolic will be released in fall 2016.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram

Giveaway

3 Finished Copies of THE DIABOLIC (US Only)
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Blog Tour: The Thousandth Floor [Review & Giveaway]

Posted August 22, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 4 Comments

Blog Tour: The Thousandth Floor [Review & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: The Thousandth Floor [Review & Giveaway]The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Published by HarperCollins on August 30th 2016
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 448
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars
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New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.
Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.
Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.
Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.
Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?
Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.
And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book because it reminded me so much of a futuristic Gossip Girl story. And I love Gossip Girl! I like how this story started with the end: a girl falling off the 1000th floor on the Tower. I like the mystery behind it and how we don’t know who it is at the beginning.

I loved the 5 main characters that the story is told from:

Avery – was genetically made to be perfect and she hates it.

Leda – has a secret addiction.

Rylin – mother died and she has to take care of her and her little sister.

Eris – her life just falls apart throughout the story.

Watt – a genius who gets hired to spy on one of the upper level girls.

They are all so different yet they bring so much to the story. A lot of which could be spoilerific. So, there isn’t a whole lot to say about them or the plot without giving anything away.

I loved every complication that was within this story: love, betrayal, backstabbing, secrets, and all those typical drama you would get in the everyday life. You really just gotta go in blind with this one. And I hope you liked it as much as I did! 🙂

About the Authorkatahrine mcgee

Katharine McGee is from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years living in a second-floor apartment in New York City that she kept daydreaming about skyscrapers . . . and then she started writing. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.katharinemcgee.com or on Twitter at @katharinemcgee .

LINKS: Website | Twitter

Giveaway

3 Finished Copies of THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR (US Only)

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The Loose Ends List [Review]

The Loose Ends List [Review]

Posted July 7, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

My Thoughts I really enjoyed THE LOOSE ENDS LIST! I thought it was creative and realistic and just so darn cute! The first couple chapters I was a little skeptical because of the main character, Maddie. She acted a little too entitled for her own good. But she definitely made up for that by the […]

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