The Empress

An Empress is GRACEFUL.

An Empress is a PARTNER.

But most important, an Empress is HUMAN.


SYNOPSIS: It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.

Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?

About the Book

The Empress by S.J. Kincaid

Series The Diabolic #2

Format Hardcover, 378 pages

Publisher  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication October 31, 2017

Read December 7 – December 8, 2017

Rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Holy. Wow. This book is majorly badass. I love when a second book stands up and delivers. YA Sci-Fi is so wickedly delightful these days.

Emotionally, The Empress is very much like an emotional roller-coaster. There were so many ups and downs, and even I was fooled for a little bit that everything was okay! I enjoyed being proved wrong. At the same time though, my inner fan is screaming “WHY?! Just let them have some peace for once!!!”

The end of the book has me springing for joy on a few different levels. I love that a certain someone got with a certain someone; their relationship or whatever they have is their business but I WANT TO KNOW. I also love the fact that a few characters have pretty much gone back to their “roots”, to how they were perceived in the first book, The Diabolic.

I have no inkling as to what may happen in the third book, but I am excited to read it nevertheless.