Temper

Temper

Two brothers. Seven vices. One demonic possession. Can this relationship survive? Auben Mutze has more vices than he can deal with?six to be exact?each branded down his arm for all the world to see. They mark him as a lesser twin in society, as inferior, but there?s no way he?ll let that define him. Intelligent and outgoing, Auben?s spirited antics make him popular among the o Two brothers. Seven vices. One demonic possession. Can this relationship survive? Auben Mutze h...

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Title:Temper
Author:Nicky Drayden
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0062493051
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:385 pages pages

Temper Reviews

  • Alan
    Aug 07, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

  • Monica **can't read fast enough**
    Aug 06, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Aug 21, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

  • Lynn Williams
    Sep 09, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

  • Monica St. Dennis
    Jul 31, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

    Just. Wow. It's rare that an author can pull off more than one unexpected twist in a story that actually works, but every single twist in this book work really well, building from what seems like a small family story in a really interesting world to an epic conclusion. And you can ...

    This one was way over my head. ...

    Set in a world rich with its own mythology and traditions, Temper sets the stage for a unique speculative fiction romp. In a society where people have preordained vices and virtues split between twins, it is inevitable for one twin to be superior to the other. Tied together through a m...

    I received an advance ebook to review. I really enjoyed Temper, although it wasn't quite the home run for me that The Prey of Gods was. Temper is a little darker and the whole book is from Auben's point of view as he comes of age, explores his world and makes choices about his place wi...

    I don't think I've ever said this about a sci-fi novel before, and I didn't expect to say it about this one, but: I think this book was just a little too weird for me. ...

  • Krista
    Apr 04, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

    Just. Wow. It's rare that an author can pull off more than one unexpected twist in a story that actually works, but every single twist in this book work really well, building from what seems like a small family story in a really interesting world to an epic conclusion. And you can ...

    This one was way over my head. ...

    Set in a world rich with its own mythology and traditions, Temper sets the stage for a unique speculative fiction romp. In a society where people have preordained vices and virtues split between twins, it is inevitable for one twin to be superior to the other. Tied together through a m...

    I received an advance ebook to review. I really enjoyed Temper, although it wasn't quite the home run for me that The Prey of Gods was. Temper is a little darker and the whole book is from Auben's point of view as he comes of age, explores his world and makes choices about his place wi...

  • Ceillie Simkiss
    Jul 08, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

  • Jonii
    Jun 04, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

  • Michael
    Jul 25, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Jun 26, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Aug 16, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

  • Bina
    Aug 18, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

  • Doris Coleman
    Oct 03, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

    Just. Wow. It's rare that an author can pull off more than one unexpected twist in a story that actually works, but every single twist in this book work really well, building from what seems like a small family story in a really interesting world to an epic conclusion. And you can ...

    This one was way over my head. ...

  • Olivia
    Jul 12, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

    Just. Wow. It's rare that an author can pull off more than one unexpected twist in a story that actually works, but every single twist in this book work really well, building from what seems like a small family story in a really interesting world to an epic conclusion. And you can ...

    This one was way over my head. ...

    Set in a world rich with its own mythology and traditions, Temper sets the stage for a unique speculative fiction romp. In a society where people have preordained vices and virtues split between twins, it is inevitable for one twin to be superior to the other. Tied together through a m...

  • Stewart Tame
    Nov 15, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

  • K.J. Charles
    Sep 08, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

  • Tshepiso
    Oct 10, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

    Just. Wow. It's rare that an author can pull off more than one unexpected twist in a story that actually works, but every single twist in this book work really well, building from what seems like a small family story in a really interesting world to an epic conclusion. And you can ...

    This one was way over my head. ...

    Set in a world rich with its own mythology and traditions, Temper sets the stage for a unique speculative fiction romp. In a society where people have preordained vices and virtues split between twins, it is inevitable for one twin to be superior to the other. Tied together through a m...

    I received an advance ebook to review. I really enjoyed Temper, although it wasn't quite the home run for me that The Prey of Gods was. Temper is a little darker and the whole book is from Auben's point of view as he comes of age, explores his world and makes choices about his place wi...

    I don't think I've ever said this about a sci-fi novel before, and I didn't expect to say it about this one, but: I think this book was just a little too weird for me. ...

    I?m struggling a bit with how to describe this book so that other people will want to read it. And I want other people to read it, because as of right now I don?t have anyone to talk to about it and that is agony. The problem is that I?ve never read anything else quite like this ...

    DNF'd at 41% on 10/10/18 I really tried to power through this book but it just wasn't working for me. The first reason for my DNF was the main character. Auben is an asshole. I aknowledge that this is a major part of the worldbuilding and plot, but I need to find the protagonist...

  • Sarah (CoolCurryBooks)
    Jul 31, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

  • Marta Pelrine-Bacon
    Aug 04, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

  • Mika Brown
    Jul 25, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

    Just. Wow. It's rare that an author can pull off more than one unexpected twist in a story that actually works, but every single twist in this book work really well, building from what seems like a small family story in a really interesting world to an epic conclusion. And you can ...

  • High Plains Library District
    Aug 31, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

    This story was wonderfully weird. I've read Drayden's first novel and several of her stories, and she is one of the most imaginative authors I've come across. She's imaginative and uninhibited in her storytelling. So, she jumps right into this world, and she doesn't info dump. You're i...

    I received an advance ebook to review. ******************************** Set in a world where virtues and vices are traits split between twins, people are split by class, and where a teenage boy, just coming into his own along with his brother, become gods. Incredible world buildi...

    Just. Wow. It's rare that an author can pull off more than one unexpected twist in a story that actually works, but every single twist in this book work really well, building from what seems like a small family story in a really interesting world to an epic conclusion. And you can ...

    This one was way over my head. ...

    Set in a world rich with its own mythology and traditions, Temper sets the stage for a unique speculative fiction romp. In a society where people have preordained vices and virtues split between twins, it is inevitable for one twin to be superior to the other. Tied together through a m...

    I received an advance ebook to review. I really enjoyed Temper, although it wasn't quite the home run for me that The Prey of Gods was. Temper is a little darker and the whole book is from Auben's point of view as he comes of age, explores his world and makes choices about his place wi...

    I don't think I've ever said this about a sci-fi novel before, and I didn't expect to say it about this one, but: I think this book was just a little too weird for me. ...

    I?m struggling a bit with how to describe this book so that other people will want to read it. And I want other people to read it, because as of right now I don?t have anyone to talk to about it and that is agony. The problem is that I?ve never read anything else quite like this ...

  • Erin
    Oct 21, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

    I wanted so badly to like this. It has a killer cover on it and the premise sounded interesting... But it just dragged on and on and on with nothing much happening except sibling rivalry and lots of barely explained jargon. I kept waiting for something to happen that wasn't immediately...

    Holy shitballs. This is amazing??? You can read my full review here! ...

    Temper is a tricky book for me to review. To be honest and upfront this didn?t work as well for me as Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden?s highly creative debut fantasy novel. Prey of Gods just blew me away and so perhaps I went into this one with unreasonably high expectations. Anyway, n...

    How do I even describe this book? It?s so strange, full of genre mixing and ideas, all stirred together into a wild ride. In the world of Temper, almost everyone is a twin. You?re either the ?greater? twin or the ?lesser? twin. You see, each twin is born with a mix of se...

    From the initial blurb that I saw when the book was announced I was very excited to read it since it seemed like an off the wall concept. However, Temper was a difficult read for me. There were many things in the book that bothered me. I will preface this with that I am not trans or in...

  • Roy
    Sep 03, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

  • ellis
    Sep 08, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

    edit - this review phrases my thoughts on the book far better than i did. i really liked this book up until the 2/3 point.. the world building, just as in the prey of gods, was a brilliant blend of sf and fantasy. and then it just... lost me. i was super confused by the whole ...

  • Vicki Crosson
    Jul 23, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

  • Kristen Burns
    Aug 07, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

  • Acqua
    Mar 02, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

  • Aristotle
    Sep 13, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...

    To whom it may concern: I won a free autographed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Neener neener neener. Yes, I suppose authors and/or publishers could buy good reviews, but it seems as though it would be more cost effective to just write good books ... An impressive job of...

    Loved it! What a ride! Review will be up tomorrow, fingers crossed! ...

    i pre-ordered it like a month ago and even got cool swag from the author but still forgot to add it on gr................... im a mess pls don't be like me :<< ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book intended for review. I loved Temper just as much as Drayden's last book, The Prey of Gods. This book has some incredibly strong world building and development of the main character, whose POV we maintain throughout the whole book. I loved th...

    "I'm not sure there ever were any rules, but if there were, they're pretty much void at this point." ?p.299One character says this to another in Temper, the Austin, Texas-based author Nicky Drayden's second novel, but it also applies to the work as a whole. Drayden writes fearlessly...

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate! The Wonder Twins' are Zan and Jayna, alien siblings from the planet Exxor. You mean this wasn't a story about the Justice League twins? At least that would have been an entertaining story. First problem is this is a YA book. Second problem it's to...

  • Nicky Drayden
    May 16, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

  • Diego Domenici
    Jul 30, 2018

    I'm so excited for y'all to read this book! I pushed a lot of personal limits to put my heart into this one...it's dark, it's funny, it's a-whole-nother world created just for you, reader. I hope that you enjoy, and if you're interested, head over to my website to claim some free swag ...

    If you like genre-defying books, page-turners full of unpredictable twists, or stories about siblings, you don't want to miss Temper. Temper is the second book I've read by Nicky Drayden; it's just as weird as her debut The Prey of Gods, and even better. I also fear it will be just as...

    Weird as heck. It's a SFF of the sort where magic and tech coexist, set in a religious fable about warring gods and vice and virtue, only the fable is real too. Absolutely extraordinary set up that plays with ideas in a totally committed way without ever losing sight of the (extremely ...

    Actual Rating 3.5 Content Warning: Substance Abuse, Queer Elements, Cannibalism, Sexually Explicit Scenes When I started reading I was uncertain how this multi-gendered, mostly twin populated world worked. There are four genders male, female, feminized kigen and masculiniz...

    Temper is a book that I am having a hard time writing a review for. Drayden is masterful in her world building. She crafts descriptions in a way that I can clearly imagine cities, homes, walls, and even what the characters look like which makes the story engaging. However, with Temper ...

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/03/... I?m still kicking myself for not having read Nicky Drayden?s The Prey of Gods, her debut novel which has been garnering all kinds of praise, so when I heard about Temper I decided to check it out. Unfortu...

    3 Stars Review: *I received an ecopy of this book via Edelweiss. This has not influenced my review.* This was a unique fantasy book involving twins, possessions, vices, virtues, gods, and unexpected twists, all taking place in an African-based setting. I'm not sure if I should c...

    Its not that its a bad book. I just finally realise that Miss Draydens style isnt for me. I feel like she has amazing ability at creating this wonderful worlds or cultures. She also provides pretty solid characters, especially in both the brothers. My issue with her writing at it was s...

    Premise: In Temper, Drayden takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world where virtually everyone is born with a twin and goes through a ritual in which the seven human vices and their opposites are divided between the two, favoring the Greater Twin. Auben, a Lesser Twin, is our...