Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Nemesis by S.J. Kincaid - OPTIONAL


The Nemesis (Diabolic, #3) by S.J. Kincaid, 405 pages. Simon and Schuster, 2020. $20. 

Content: Language: PG-13 (20 swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: R.  



Tyrus killed Nemesis in a powerplay in front of a live broadcast at the end of the last book.  Brought back from the brink of death, Nemesis watches as Tyrus turns into a corrupt leader who murders and controls his subjects. Nemesis can’t stand to watch the man that she once loved become the type of person he had always despised, so she conceives of a plan to kill Tyrus and give control back to the people.  

The first book in this series was awesome as Nemesis’s humanity emerged from her robotic soldier-self.  Since the first book, however, the inhumanity of the entire universe that Nemesis lives in is hard to care about.  I felt whip-lashed between what characters were good and which were bad, as none of the characters seemed to be loyal to each other or the universe.  I was unsure throughout the book what Nemesis was fighting for in the end.  All the characters seemed wishy-washy. I didn’t enjoy book two or three, and I could have just read the first book and left it as that. 

Reviewer, C. Peterson

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