The Diabolic

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

S. J. Kincaid was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and attended high school in New Hampshire. She also interned for a politician in Washington, DC, and received degrees from universities in Illinois and Ohio, but it was while living beside a haunted graveyard in Edinburgh, Scotland, that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Several years, several manuscripts, and several jobs later, Ms. Kincaid now lives in California, and Catalyst is the conclusion to the Insignia trilogy.

"Philosophical, twisty, and addictive."--Kirkus Reviews "August 2016 "
"Sings with intrigue...With unpredictable twists and mounting suspense, The Diabolic is a breathless journey into the very center of what it means to be human"--Shelf Awareness "November 4, 2016 "
"The Diabolic is a solid young adult sci-fi adventure that is sure to appeal to the masses...Highly recommended for high school readers and collections."--The El Paso Times "11/6/16 "
"The perfect kind of high-pressure adventure" "11/1/16 "
"The world building is excellent...readers will soak in the nuances of this complex post-Earth society"--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "December 2016 "
"Readers who love a good dystopian plot with violence, twists, and romance will enjoy this novel."--VOYA "December 2016 "
"Exploring what it is to question society's definition of what you are and who you should be...the first-person narration makes the story immediate, and the political plotline could yield some thought-provoking discussion."--Booklist "August 2016 "
"Kincaid has crafted incredible characters who readers can relate to and care for...these protagonists and the complex setting will thrill the YA audience. VERDICT Fans of Marissa Meyer's "The Lunar Chronicles" will enjoy Kincaid's latest. This story of friendship, love, loss, suspense, and galactic beings will grab the attention of sci-fi fans and general readers alike."--School Library Journal "September 2016 "
"You start loving Kincaid's second science fiction novel on Page 2...Watching Nemesis cut a violent swath through the vile, duplicitous aristocracy is a joy...the tension is nearly always high, the characters memorable, and the bond between Nemesis and- Sidonia genuinely moving. "Diabolic," itself a genetic experiment blending "I, Claudius" and "The Terminator," appeals to both our better and more devious angels."--The New York Times Book Review "November 13, 2016 "