Breaking the Spine
Series: The Diabolic #2
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Published: October 31, 2017 by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Synopsis: The thrilling sequel to S.J. Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that TeenVogue.com called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.”
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?
Why I'm Waiting:
This is one of, if not, my most anticipated book of the year. When I read The Diabolic two years ago, I loved it. Like LOVED it. It was one of my favorite books of the year and probably my biggest surprise of that year. My only criticism was that I wanted more, that the story didn't feel over. Well imagine my surprise when it was announced the series was in fact getting more.
But the first book in this series was amazing! It had this fantastic science fiction world, great characters, and an amazing plot full of surprises and so much political intrigue. I cannot wait to see what happens next to Nemesis and Tyrus. I know it is going to have just as much drama and just as many twists as the first book. I read Kincaid's first series and it got better as it went on and I expect just that with this series.
I also listened to the audiobook for this first book and I really liked it. I was hoping to get a copy of this book at ALA and I did not get one. Which is totally fine but now I am wondering if I want to get the audio or not. Decisions, decisions. One thing is for sure, I NEED a copy of this book as soon as possible.