Book Review: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

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Title: Nerve
Author:  Jeanne Ryan
Release Date: September 13th 2012
Publisher: Dial Books (Penguin)
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★
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A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.

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My Review: 



When I saw the movie trailer for Nerve a couple months ago, it looked so familiar to me, and I realized that I already had it on my tbr list! I immediately picked it up and knew I had to start reading it.



What's good about it:

Entertaining: This novel is around 300 pages, and I breezed through it in two days. It kept my attention, and I found all the dares in the novel to be engaging, even if they didn't have big stakes associated with them until the end. 

Themes: I found the themes of the novel, the dangers of consumerism, the aspect of viral fame, really interesting and I liked the consequences that were presented to the characters because of it. 


What's bad about it:

Characters: I found all the characters, not to be one dimensional exactly, but lacking any sort of complexity. They were just there, a vessel to further the plot along. 


Final Thoughts:

Nerve is an entertaining novel, and it's a great, fast read for the summer months. 

Nerve is available here

Read my interview with the author of Nerve, Jeanne Ryan here.

Check out my Book + Movie Comparison Review of Nerve here.








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