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Diabolic di [Kincaid, S.J.]
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"Exploring what it is to question society’s definition of what you are and who you should be...the first-person narration makes the story immediate, and the political plotline could yield some thought-provoking discussion." (Booklist August 2016)

"Philosophical, twisty, and addictive." (Kirkus Reviews August 2016)

"Kincaid has crafted incredible characters who readers can relate to and care for...these protagonists and the complex setting will thrill the YA audience. VERDICT Fans of Marissa Meyer’s “The Lunar Chronicles” will enjoy Kincaid’s latest. This story of friendship, love, loss, suspense, and galactic beings will grab the attention of sci-fi fans and general readers alike." (School Library Journal September 2016)

"Sings with intrigue...With unpredictable twists and mounting suspense, The Diabolic is a breathless journey into the very center of what it means to be human" (Shelf Awareness November 4, 2016)

"You start loving Kincaid's second science fiction novel on Page 2...Watching Nemesis cut a violent swath through the vile, duplicitous aristocracy is a joy...the tension is nearly always high, the characters memorable, and the bond between Nemesis and· Sidonia genuinely moving. "Diabolic," itself a genetic experiment blending "I, Claudius" and "The Terminator," appeals to both our better and more devious angels." (The New York Times Book Review November 13, 2016)

"The Diabolic is a solid young adult sci-fi adventure that is sure to appeal to the masses...Highly recommended for high school readers and collections." (The El Paso Times 11/6/16)

"The perfect kind of high-pressure adventure" (TeenVogue.com 11/1/16)

"The world building is excellent...readers will soak in the nuances of this complex post-Earth society" (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books December 2016)

"Readers who love a good dystopian plot with violence, twists, and romance will enjoy this novel." (VOYA December 2016)

Sinossi

Un diabolic non conosce la pietà.

Un diabolic è potente.

Un diabolic ha un solo compito: proteggere la persona per la quale è stato creato. E per farlo è disposto a tutto.

Per Nemesis questa persona è Sidonia, unica erede del senatore von Impyrean, noto in tutta la galassia per i suoi contrasti con l'Imperatore. Anche se sono cresciute insieme, l'una accanto all'altra, il loro non è un rapporto tra pari. Nemesis, se necessario, darebbe la vita per Sidonia. E non esiterebbe a eliminare chiunque ne mettesse in pericolo la sicurezza. Sidonia, infatti, è tutto il suo universo. Senza di lei, la diabolic non avrebbe ragione di esistere.

Perciò quando l'Imperatore della galassia, uomo crudele e assetato di potere, convoca Sidonia a corte con l'intento di prenderla in ostaggio e colpire così il padre ribelle, a Nemesis non resta che una soluzione per proteggerla: sostituirsi a lei e partire alla volta del palazzo imperiale.

Una volta lì, mentre l'incombere della ribellione inizia a far tremare l'Impero, Nemesis si ritrova catapultata in un mondo di individui ambigui e corrotti, e scopre così in sé un'umanità ben più profonda di quella trovata tra i cosiddetti esseri umani. Ciò che ancora non sa è che proprio questa potrebbe essere la chiave per salvare se stessa e forse anche l'Impero...


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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 1009 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 416
  • Editore: MONDADORI (30 maggio 2017)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Italiano
  • ASIN: B072HXFRCW
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  • Media recensioni: 5.0 su 5 stelle 1 recensione cliente
  • Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #17.243 a pagamento nel Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 a pagamento nella categoria Kindle Store)
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Diabolic è uni sci-fi che mi ha decisamente conquistata. Ha il suo bell'ammontare di intrighi politici, astuzia, e complessità (sia per quanto riguarda la trama, sia per i personaggi), senza risultare incomprensibile o confusionario.
Speravo che l'autrice approfondisse di più alcuni aspetti - come la società galattica e la sua struttura, la vita nello spazio, la parte religiosa. Ma visto che si tratta di una trilogia, sono sicura che a tutto verrà dato il giusto spazio.
Ho amato la protagonista Nemesis, creatura senza cuore ma che trova sprazzi inaspettati di umanità nel corso della storia - in modi del tutto credibili, e senza mai farle perdere di carattere o allontanarla troppo da com'è realmente.
Ho amato anche Tyrus fin dall'inizio, questo pazzo principe. Entrambi sono personaggi dalla moralità molto sul filo del rasoio, ce li vedrei benissimo come i prossimi cattivi, o quantomeno antieroi. La romance non è assolutamente zuccherosa ma matura e complessa fino in fondo.
Lo stile è scorrevole senza essere piatto o banale; la trama intrattiene dall'inizio alla fine.
Gran bel libro, mi aspetto molto dai seguiti!
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Amazon.com: 4.2 su 5 stelle 126 recensioni
9 di 9 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle The Diabolic weaves a dark tale of love, betrayal 5 novembre 2016
Di Nauti Girl Reads - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Copertina rigida Acquisto verificato
The Diabolic weaves a dark tale of love, betrayal, and space-age​ drama to keeps you guessing with every turn of the page! I picked up a chapter sampler from the Barnes & Nobel Teen Fest in June and loved it! I don't think the description of “Red Queen meets The Hunger Games” gives this book justice because The Diabolic was neither of those stories. There may have been small similarities, but nothing that would make me jump to the conclusion the novel was derived from these popular series. If you were worried that The Diabolic was going to be “just another dystopian” it not in the slightest! This YA science fiction hooked me from the very beginning.

I can’t believe this novel is a stand alone! This galactic court S. J. Kincaid has created is a whole world just waiting to be unearthed. The elites live on decaying starships, while the remaining humans live on planets scattered throughout space. I really enjoyed reading about Nemesis as she struggled to keep her abilities hidden while forging new relationships. She is a humanoid and was created to serve a purpose. While doing what she thinks is best for Sidonia’s survival, Nemesis learns that there is more to her life than she could have imagined.

Romance is a prevalent theme as the story progresses. Nemesis meets Tyrus, the deranged nephew of the current Emperor. As Nemesis spends time with him, she begins to have feelings and emotions that she can’t understand. She wasn’t created to have the capacity to love others. I thought S. J. Kincaid did a wonderful job writing the romance. As the reader, you understand the struggle Nemesis is going through. It is because of who she is, we get more reserved yet passionate moments between her and Tyrus. I also liked that we didn’t quite get the full image of who Tyrus really was. He was unpredictable in so many ways. He could be kind and merciful one moment or cunning the next. In my humble opinion, their personalities made Nemesis and Tyrus an amazing couple.

The action, suspense, and serious Twists made The Diabolic one of my favorite books this year! Could it be turned into a series? Absolutely! However, I was beyond happy with the ending. I could read this over and over again with that ending! I totally had some major feels! Maybe a novella of Tyrus and Nemesis in the future?! I wouldn’t mind that! I highly recommend The Diabolic for a thrilling science fiction romance that won't disappoint!
2 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle 3.5, rounded up...a tough book to review 10 novembre 2016
Di Basia - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I finished reading this book last week. It is a super fast read, one of those stories that sweeps you up from its first pages. I've delayed writing a review because it left me so torn. I fear as a result, this is the most poorly-written review I've ever delivered. You have my apologies for this.

Still, I shall do my best to do this book justice.

I LOVED the last 15% or so of this story. And I loved the 1st 40% as well. But then I found myself feeling like I was reading a retelling of Cinder. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. The Cinder series has a gigantic fan base, and I'm fairly certain that anyone who loved Cinder will feel similar love for The Diabolic.

With this book, we enter a trans-galactic world with an Emperor ruling over the many planets. There is discord amongst the masses, mostly a division between those who believe science should be explored and those who think it best left alone. A sort of AI is created and sold to the wealthy to serve as dedicated guards. These are the diabolics. We get to know one in particular very well, as she is bought to serve as the protector of an unpopular Senator's daughter. And this is where the plot really takes off.

I guess my issues with this book, other than its numerous similarities to Cinder, lie with some of the twists and turns built into the plotline. I wish the author had skipped some of these, the ones that didn't fit, demanded too much suspension of disbelief from the readers, were simply too contrived.

Overall, however, it's a solid story. It flies by. The world and its politics are portrayed nicely. We do identify with, and feel for the characters. And seriously, the last part of the book did redeem itself, in my eyes. I never considered not finishing the book. I am a little curious whether other readers also found any parallels between this and Cinder, however.

Please don't let this disorganized jumble of thoughts that is my review detract you from at least reading the sample, if you've been thinking about reading this book. I don't regret having read it. Not one bit. It has some cool original ideas, betrayals one doesn't see coming, all that kind of good stuff. I recommend it as a perfect relaxing fast read.
2 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
3.0 su 5 stelle A good science fiction read 11 aprile 2017
Di Emma Haney- group 7 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Copertina rigida Acquisto verificato
S.J Kincaid's second novel "The Diabolic" is a science fiction novel that tells the story of Nemesis, the diabolic, who is a creature created to protect a single person, and that person is Sedonia. Nemesis is engineered to be loyal to Sedonia, and protect her at all costs, even if that entails self-sacrifice. I thought this book was a shockingly good read, because I am not usually a big fan of science fiction or dystopian novels. I typically find that most books in these genres are all very much the same and share a lot of the same qualities, but "The Diabolic" was unlike anything I have ever read before. I liked how easily I was able to relate to the characters that Kincaid created, and I thought she really put a lot of detail and thought into the development of all of them. This book took me a lot longer to read than I had originally anticipated, for I had to read many sections of this book at least twice in order to properly absorb the information I was reading. I thought that the plot was a bit underdeveloped, and at times I felt that Kincaid rushed a lot of details together, especially towards the middle of the novel, almost as if she was playing catch up for how slow the beginning of this novel was. Some parts of this novel were rather unclear and hard to follow, and I think I would do well to read it a second time in order to fully process all of the details, for the plot is quite complex.

I enjoyed the fact that Nemesis ended being such a dynamic and round character, for it was something that I was not expecting to happen at all. I was not thrilled that there were romantic undertones to this novel, even though a full blown romance was never fully developed, but I thought that even the idea of a possible romance seemed to take away from the relationship that Nemesis had with Sedonia. I was also particularly disturbed by a scene involving an animal, but I actually thought the harshness of this scene helped to further the plot and keep me engaged. I gave this book a three star rating because I really liked the revolutionary concept of this novel, but I definitely had some issues following the plot line. I felt that Kincaid could be unnecessarily wordy at times, but I felt the fact that this novel is so character driven that it helped to enhance the plot and overall made it a good read. I would highly recommend this book to any young adult reader who loves a good science fiction novel.
3 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Astonishing! 6 novembre 2016
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
As a particularly finicky yet avid reader, I found myself delightfully immersed in this novel. The entire world within these pages was well designed giving its audience a clear picture without too much boring detail. The characters all stand apart, all have their own voice, which is a feat to be strongly admired. I will provide no spoilers, but I will simply state that you will not be disappointed in this novel. I wait on pins and needles for another great Kincaid work of art! Please be expedient!!!
1 di 1 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Kincaid Delivers 7 gennaio 2017
Di Nada Khalaf Jones - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
We read a lot of easy plots. But this is not an easy plot. It is satisfying. It needs no sequel. The first in a long time that fulfills the science fantasy requirements without needing to go on. It has a well crafted pace, I'd recommend it for the teen and up crowd, but also the science was appealing. This is a viable alternative existence for us. A future of aging technology, if not for our constant desire to update and improve what we already use, where would we be.

Kincaid delivers a world of universal perspective. He doesn't get too deep into the play of politics of say the Capital versus the Districts, or Jewel, Bank, Smoke, Farm, Marsh, he is a sort of Midnight Sun condensed, with promise of more, but it's the kind of more I'd wait for. Like Eragon, waiting for a new Nemesis and Tyrus story will be a complete pleasure.

I'm not desperate to hear if there is a next book. Simply because I'm going off to find out if Kincaid has written anything else I may have once lost myself in over a Christmas in the past.

This book is one all my teens will read. And love. Twists. Turns. High pace. Moves. It's June and Day in a single book.
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