I really liked The Diabolic when it released last year, and even though it was planned to be a standalone, I was one of those that wanted more from this world. Then, when it was announced that it was going to be a trilogy I was a little worried that she was trying to stretch it too far. Sure, I originally thought that The Diabolic deserved more that one book, but it felt like she hadn’t left much room for the story to continue. I was completely wrong.
The Empress got off to a slow start for me, but that is possibly because I wasn’t giving it my full attention. Once I dove in it felt like the most twisty, heartwrenching book I’ve read in a long time. Then Kincaid threw in the theory of relativity and my nerd heart sang. I don’t even pretend to really understand the theory, just that I know I like it.
That cliffhanger ending was so unexpected. I can’t talk about it because of spoilers, but I just kept hoping that it wasn’t true. The last book doesn’t come out for another year, but I am desperate to find out what happens next. Really desperate.
If you haven’t started the trilogy then you need to start with The Diabolic.
I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.