S.J. Kincaid

marlene lopez

(Kincaid, S.J.) S.J. Kincaid originally wanted to be an astronaut, but a dearth of mathematical skills turned her interest to science fiction instead. Her debut novel, Insignia, was shortlisted for the Waterstones prize. Its sequels, Vortex and Catalyst, have received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. The Empress (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) is her thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that TeenVogue.com called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.” It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcomed. Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne