Review: Nerve

Title: Nerve

Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian/Suspense
Author: Jeanne Ryan
Publisher: Dial Books
Release Date: September 13, 2012
Book: Edelweiss

“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.”

Now this is an enthralling and excited book! I adored the plot and how different it was.
What I enjoyed most about this book is the plot. Do you have nerve to walk into a store, and cluck like chicken for $50? How about telling your best friend what really happen at the party for $500? This is what makes it so exciting to read. The pranks start off small and harmless. Then they become dangerous as well as personal. Each time the prank got bigger I held my breath. I kept shaking my head thinking, “No, she won’t do it.” And then SHE DID! Holy crapola! This chick got some nerve!!

Beside the amazing plot, the reader is presented with an unlikely character who takes some big, brave steps. Vee is shy and girl who always gets over-looked. She’s smart and has a lot to offer. What better way to get notice by doing something your friends know you will not go through with. After Vee finishes her first dare, she is off like a rocket!

There is a love interest that occurred that I did not see coming. I was thinking it go the other way with the other guy, but hot diggity dog this author can write! I loved the twist and turns it that came along with this love. Lies upon lies, peeled back like an onion, making everything is exposed. This love interest got better and better.

Nerve is an adrenaline rush filled story! The madness and rebellion to continue to do each dare makes your heart beat faster. The conniving owners of Nerve won’st stop till they get the last word. They will manipulate you into thinking it is all a game. Do you have Nerve?

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!

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