Book Review: The Nemesis by S.J. Kincaid


Title: The Nemesis

By: S.J. Kincaid

Genre: Scifi

Pages: 320

Release Date: August 25th, 2020

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Rating: ★★★☆☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Three years ago, Tyrus Domitrian shocked the galaxy by killing the woman he swore to love forever. The woman for whom he upended the Empire. The woman with whom he wanted to build a new and brighter future.

Now, the once-idealistic heir apparent has become the cruel Emperor Tyrus, wielding his authority with an iron fist, capable of destroying planets with a single word, controlling all technology with a simple thought. He has bent the Grandiloquy to their knees, and none has the power to stand against him.

But there is a muttering among the Excess. They say that Nemesis is not truly gone. They whisper of her shadow spotted in distant star systems. They say that Nemesis lives. That she will rise, and rally the people to topple the man who was once her truest love—and is now her fiercest enemy. 


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I think the author should have left the first book in this series as stand alone as it was originally written. I loved the first book, the second book not so much and this book was my least favorite. The story doesn't even follow the original main character.

The story slow paced and hard to connect to. The characters didn't seem to have the same wonderful darkness that I fell in love with in the previous books.

All in all, I think this book was just ok, a good passing of time, but not thrilling enough to be a favorite.


  1. Cristina Monica @ Hit or Miss BooksJuly 15, 2021 at 8:49 PM

    I remember something about the first book originally being pitched as a standalone one, but sooo many authors stretch their series, especially if their book becomes a bestseller. Sometimes it's a good thing, sometimes you don't wanna let go of the characters, but it seems like in this case it was one (or two) too many.

    1. I wish I would have just read the first one. It was so good.