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 inside her that is true and pure - more so than that of most humans she encounters.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - I so enjoyed this book! When I received the proof copy it had 'YA READ OF 2016' on the cover and I totally agree! It was such an interesting story and it was definitely something I haven't really read before. I really like how even though things changed with Nemesis she still stayed the same badass that we meet in the beginning. The diabolic who will go as far as killing people to protect Sidonia.
Sidonia loves Nemesis and thinks of her as a best friend but Nemesis cares deeply for Sidonia but believes she is just there to protect her. She doesn't know many emotions only that she would give her life to save Sidonia and that is what this story is about. The Emperor summons Sidonia to him after he learns about her father and what he's planning. To protect Sidonia they send Nemesis in her place by changing her appearance to match Sidonia. Nemesis has to do everything she can to make people believe she is Sidonia and not a Diabolic.
The rebellion is getting closer and really bad things start to happen. Nemesis must hide her true strength-even if she does want to punch certain people. She must do what she can to survive and maybe, just maybe she will find some humanity within herself.
I can't talk about this book to much without giving it all away but this book is mainly about a kickass Diabolic who will do whatever she can to protect the ones she cares about the most. She must survive in a power thirsty world and maybe, even meet a cute boy along to way.
This book is full of drama, friendship, romance, and a badass character who is not afraid to fight for whats right and for the people she cares for.