Thanks to AToMR for another awesome blog tour! I've a review of the awaited novel - Nerve by Jeanne Ryan for you guys today!
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Fiction.
Publication : September 13th 2012 by Dial Books (Penguin).
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?
Oh my God, Nerve was SO good!
Vee makes an impulsive decision to participate in a popular online game called Nerve that gives its participants real live dares to do, in order to progress to the next round(s) and win some tempting prizes along the way. The weird thing about this game is that, it knows the participants, way too intimately than it should.
Most times when you read a book, you watch it play like a movie in your head but some books actually feel like a movie from start to finish - the plot, characters, dialogues and pace -, just the way it's written. Nerve is one of them. I'll be surprised if Hollywood doesn't have its claws on this awesomeness soon.
Jeanne Ryan has set a perfect pace that stays steady through out the novel and has you hooked from the first page. I felt a range of emotions while reading Nerve (all good), from excitement and curiosity to nervousness on behalf of Vee. There's also the suspense element thrown in that keeps you on your toes just waiting for something bad to happen because , this game knows it's players a little too well making everything about it hard to trust.
If you're looking for a fresh, unique, exciting and thrilling read - this is it. Nerve is fast and impossible to put down!