Book Summary (Goodreads):
FREEDOM COMES WITH A PRICE.
Free from the spaceship and reunited with Samuai, Asher should be happy. But thoughts of her dead family weigh heavily on her mind.
Things worsen when temper problems in camp lead to a murder. When Asher volunteers to get the drug need to calm people down, tension ignites.
Loyalties are questioned.
Jealousy rears its head. Sparks fly.
And when rumor of a second ship hits close to home, all bets are off.
Have the aliens returned? Is this the end of everything Asher has ever known?
Temper was an amazing sequel to Lifer. I honestly loved Lifer, but I loved Temper even more! What an intense adventure Asher ventures out on. The Lifers and Fishies have sought refuge with the green robes. Tempers begin to rise and they soon discover that the aggression is something that the The Company has done to them. A cure is needed in order to treat this Temper. Asher, having nothing let to live for, volunteers to go and retrieve the cure and selects Davyd to go with her. Davyd and Asher set out to the city while in the mean time, Samuai begins to unlock secrets that the green robes are keeping. There’s betrayal, action packed from beginning to end, mystery, suspense, and quite a beautiful unsettling love. I loved Asher even more in this book. She’s confident, determined, and not afraid of anything. I love that the author paired her up with Davyd throughout this book, and I LOVE their interactions. Davyd is as mysterious as ever, and you never know what he’s going to have up his sleeve. It’s obvious though that he loves Asher and I can’t help but route for him, despite all his actions and decisions. Davyd is very much a do it himself and tell no one what I’m doing kind of guy, and he’s extremely difficult to trust. As for Samuai, I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed him in this book. He’s extremely sweet and thoughtful in Temper. In Lifer, I wasn’t a big fan of his, but I feel like I’m starting to understand him more now. Still, despite Samuai being just about Mr. Perfect, there’s something about Davyd that I just LOVE and I’m hoping she chooses him in the end.
The plot was amazing. Beck Nicholas really keeps us on our toes with this action packed novel! I read this book in a day, I was that eager to find out how the book was going to end. And though it was a very epic and gripping ending, I am left with this feeling of needing more! I need the next book to be released because I’m dying for some answers!
I enjoyed the world building as well. I think Beck Nicholas paints a great picture of the world we are in. And the characters were awesome. Asher is fierce and hard not to love! She has really blossomed in Temper. Samuai is gentle, handsome, and kind, and I loved how he handled the Megs and Asher conflict. I was happy to see his feelings for Asher in this book. Davyd is dark and mysterious and I just want more of him all the time. He is truly the most complex character in this series. Is he good? Is he bad? Is he selfish? What. Is. He? I have my thoughts on what kind of person he is, but I have a feeling we won’t find out his true intentions until towards the end of the series. I said this with book one, and I still stand by it. I would just LOVE a chapter at least from his POV.
If you enjoy science-fiction, action, betrayal, and adventure, then I highly recommend you check out the Lifer series by Beck Nicholas! They are simply wonderful reads!
About Book 1:
The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.
Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents’ crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.
Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing.
But sometimes the past is better left buried. As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to…
About the Author:
I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.