Book Review | Nerve

Nerve by Jeanne RyanNerve by Jeanne Ryan

Hardcover, 1st Edition, 304 pages

Published September 13th 2012

1/5 stars

 

This was ridiculous (or perhaps not quite ridiculous enough?)

Well, anyway … it was definitely rough

I went from “oh ok, this is cool”
to “hm, ok this is dumb”
to “What the fuckity fuck was that?!?!


The Story

“ARE YOU PLAYING THE GAME OR IS THE GAME PLAYING YOU?”

Oooooo …. Chills right?
…… meh

Vee is a shy logical girl who lives life behind the scenes. NERVE is an online phenomenon where players log on and complete dares for money and prizes. By all definitions, Vee is a “watcher” and not a “player” in the world of NERVE. But after seeing the guy she likes kiss someone else, Vee decides that she is through being backstage in her own life and decides to take a risk and play. The game brings her together with “hot” Ian (who I really don’t remember anything about except that he was hot) who helps her break out of her shell and compete. Suddenly (and boy do I mean suddenly because I swear this book went from 0 to WTF in NO TIME) they find themselves in a competition for their lives (no seriously, I made that sound WAY more interesting than it actually was).

(Goodreads synopsis):

“Vee doesn’t know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an anonymous online game of dares. But whoever’s behind the game knows exactly what she wants, enticing her with lustworthy prizes and a sizzling-hot partner. With Ian on her team, it’s easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it’s thrilling as the Watchers cheer them on to more dangerous challenges. But suddenly the game turns deadly. Will Vee and Ian risk their lives for the Grand Prize dare, or will they lose NERVE?”

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