So, a little warning, there is a rape attempt and victims of rape in this book
WHY OH WHY ISN’T THIS BOOK TALKED ABOUT MORE?
Nemesis: A Diabolic. This is basically a genetically made person who is programmed to protect a chosen person. They are stronger than anyone else, are trained to fight to win, and will die before they let said person ever get hurt. They are programmed to love them and only them.
Sidonia: Nemesis’ protectee; human. She is soft and sweet and sees Nemesis as her best friend more than her protector. She was raised for politics by her father and mother. Books, Art, Science and History are banned in this science-fiction world, yet she was raised on it.
“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.”
Her father teaching her science and letting her read books is the whole problem in the beginning of the story. The king believes that Sidonia’s father is trying to raise hands against him; so he orders Sidonia to the castle as his ward. Obviously, the senator and his wife see the trap so they devise a plan: send Sidonia’s Diabolic in her place.
See, Diabolics have also been banned. So they were already breaking the law.
Oh, and also, this is also a time where you can make yourself look like anyone or like anything you want with the advanced technology; so this was a plausible solution to protecting their actual daughter and still pleasing the king.
But how can a socially-blind, animalistic human who was only raised to kill and protect pull off being a human? Well, you’ll have to read this book.
Besides, Nemesis isn’t the only actor/actress on the king’s ship.
So, a little warning, there is a rape attempt and victims of rape in this book. I thought it was handled very tastefully (well, as tasteful as such a topic can be). People get what is coming to them, is all I can say. It was a real motivator in this story and I thought it was handled well.
This whole story was just unique and gobble-worthy. The love story had a unique twist to it, the bad guy isn’t the bad guy you are lead to believe, the lesson that just because someone isn’t like, doesn’t’ mean they don’t feel too is very prominent in this book. The narrator was phenomenal too. She did Nemesis’ voice just like I would have done in my head.
It felt like a stand-alone book; but apparently there is a sequel so.