Musing Mondays – November 7th, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly theme hosted by the lovely MizB @ Books and a Beat, that asks you to answer one of the prompt questions and that week’s random question.


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) this past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you prefer fast-paced novels, or slow, descriptive novels?

Up next I think I’ll read…


The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

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 truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

I’m currently only about 100 pages away from finishing Like a River Glorious, so I hope by the time this post is actually published, I should have finished it and started on The Diabolic. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this book to arrive for the past few months. I kind of had a freak out moment when I went to my local Books-A-Million the other day and there no more copies left. But luckily, I was able to snag the LAST copy at Target when I stopped by there yesterday. I might’ve done a little happy dance in the aisle…Don’t judge. Also, this is the November BOTM for Perustopia Book Club, which is hosted by Regan at PeruseProject and Sasha at ABookUtopia (both booktubers). You can check out and join the Goodreads group HERE.

 Do you prefer fast-paced novels, or slow, descriptive novels?

I personally read both. It really depends on the novel and what I’m in the mood for. I mean, there are very few classic novels that would be considered fast-paced but I’ve still a lot of them. You definitely wouldn’t call The Count of Monte Cristo or War and Peace fast-paced but those are two of my favorite books. But I also reallyyy enjoy a good action novel too, like Red Rising. I think it all depends on what mood I’m at that moment.

Have you read The Diabolic yet? What book is next on your TBR? What type of novel do you prefer? Leave a link to your Musing Monday in the comments below!

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