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3.47  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,875 Ratings  ·  376 Reviews
For fans of The Hunger Games

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 th
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 304 pages
Published September 13th 2012 by Dial Books (Penguin)
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May 12, 2016 Angela rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star-reads
I read Nerve for two reason and two reasons only: The cover, because it's oddly beautiful, and because it's becoming a movie with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. I really like them both soI wanted to pick this up before September when it's set to be release. That being said I don't know if it was worth it. Nerve got on my last one. It was so freaking boring! This book is about a live action truth or dare game (without thetruth part), where teens can sign up and the more "extreme" the dares the bet ...more
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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2.5 Stars

First things first:

“For fans of The Hunger Games”

Palm Springs commercial photography

Uh. No. More like for fans of . . . .

Palm Springs commercial photography

Nerve is an online game where participants are challenged to dares that become increasingly difficult the further the contestants make it. Vee decides she’s had enough of being the girl behind the curtains and decides to submit an online video entry to Nerve. The dare she chooses? To go to a coffee shop and dump a bottle of water over he
When the synopsis for Jeanne Ryan's Nerve was first brought to light, it instantly became a novel I had very high hopes for. Talk of high stakes dares broadcasted online by a game that seems to personally know its players - this screams intensity, excitement, and a heck of a lot of entertainment. While it does deliver on the entertainment front, it leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to its promise of exhilarating suspense.

Does it turn deadly? Sure. But this doesn't happen until near the en
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”

----Rainer Maria Rilke

Jeanne Ryan, an American author, has penned a thrilling debut YA book, Nerve which spins the story of a young teenage girl who is selected to play a set of dares, that will be broadcasted live online in front of the whole nation, along with a hot guy, but soon the game makers throw more daring and life-threatening challeng
Apr 11, 2016 Esteer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nota 3,5/5
Este libro se puede definir como "adictivo".
Me ha gustado mucho y cuando lo leia tenia el corazon acelerado! Me sentia como si fuese uno de los seguidores, deseando saber lo que va a pasar!
Hay algunas cosas que no me han gustado pero nada importante ( en el review de mi canal lo explicaré) pero me ha encantado y el final me ha dejado con dudas de si hay una segunda parte o que??!!!!!
Si buscais algo divertido, entretenido y que te mantenga enganchado todo el libro os lo recomiendo!!
May 14, 2016 Djezelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
Итак. Вы тихая, мирная девушка. Вы ответственны, вы добры к окружающим, вы всегда спокойны. Но однажды, вы просто хотите выйти из тени. Доказать всем, и в первую очередь себе, что вы можете стать центром внимания.
Что для этого нужно?
Всего лишь попытаться пройти тестовое испытание для онлайн игры…

Скажу сразу, я начала читать эту книгу практически сразу после просмотра дорамы «Игра Лжецов». Я искала что-либо столь же интересное, необычное и захватывающее, аннотация «Нерва» показалась мне схожей с
Coleccionista  de finales tristes
Vee entra a una especie de reality show en el cual las pruebas son cada vez más pesadas. Un libro muy predecible.

...vlastne som pôvodne šla čítať niečo iné. Ale jeden pohľad do môjho Kindla a zistíte, že jeho obsah je čistý chaos (mám tam dokonca niečo, čo sa volá "039-48494_ch00_4P.indd"), čiže som Nerve nakoniec rozčítala nejako omylom.
(Neviem povedať, či to bola lepšia voľba. Tú pôvodnú knihu som ešte nenašla.)

NERVE je reality show (Nerve = názov knihy, NERVE = hra) založená na hre Pravda a odvaha, ibaže len s tou odvahou. Súťažiaci dostanú nejakú trápnu úlohu (napr. ísť do kaviarne a zaspievať nahlas
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Aug 09, 2012 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it it was amazing
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,
Jul 10, 2012 Cristina rated it it was amazing
OMG OMG OMG! Nerve is seriously such an amazing book. I could not put it down, literally! I stayed up until 4 am reading because I just had to finish it. I kept telling myself "just one more chapter!" , before I knew it I was at the last page with my jaw hanging open. Needless to say, I showed up at work at 6 am, a total zombie, but it was sooo worth it! And if I had it all to do over again, I'd do it!

I absolutely am head over heels for this book! The story was so amazing! In some ways it remind
May 21, 2016 Alba rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Más bien 2'5. Respecto a este libro quiero comentar varias cosas.
No considero que se trate de un mal libro, porque tal y como dice la nota que he marcado, estuvo bien. Es bastante entretenido, la idea que plantea es muy original para mi parecer, y te mantiene interesado en lo que va a pasar a continuación. Pero en cambio creo que la autora no ha sabido llevar bien la historia.
Respecto a esta creo que lo que plantea, una vida que está envuelta a lo largo de un juego en el cual se desarrollan dife
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)


This book was very fast-paced with a very dark plot! I really enjoyed reading this book!

Vee is not usually the kind of girl who does daring things, her best friend is the one who usually is in the spotlight. One day Vee decides to not be herself and does a dare for NERVE, and online daring game. Her dare ends in a disaster and she vows not to do it again, but when they offer up prizes for doing more dares, she can't resist. She begins to do dare after dare, but as th
Feb 27, 2016 Lid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: omg, you-surprise-me
NOTA: 4.5/5
Reseña en el blog:

A pesar de tener muchas ganas de leer este libro, también iba con bajas expectativas porque las historias basadas en juegos no me han dado muy buenos resultados. Es por eso que creo que me ha sorprendido tantísimo. Es posible que le esté dando más nota de la que se merece pero me ha parecido todo tan entretenido y me ha enganchado tanto que...

Primero de todo aclaro que no es como Los juegos del hambre. No sé por qué hay tan
Lala BooksandLala
Jan 03, 2016 Lala BooksandLala rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller-mystery
Whoa, I was totally on the edge of my seat the whole time. If you liked Panic by Lauren Oliver, check this one out too.
Estefanía Álvarez
3.5 porque engancha, pero la protagonista se me atragantó en las primeras páginas y no había manera de tragarla.
Sep 17, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
NERVE was awesome. Both the book and the game. At first I really wanted to play! Sounds like so much fun! I'm a bit of a dare devil. Vee feels constantly upstaged by her beautiful best friend who stars in the school play. When her crush mentions that little Vee would never do something like a dare to enter into NERVE, Vee decides to go for it. A simple dare that I would honestly do for like five bucks. lol Her friend Tommy records it and Vee is a bit shy but goes through with it. After it going ...more
Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
For some reason, I never expected much from NERVE. The cover looks amazing and the synopsis is intriguing so I really have no idea why I felt that NERVE was going to be an absolutely horrible book. I've come to realize that every reviewer has these feelings, premonitions about a book.

Usually, they are right thus I have named them "The Reviewer Instincts" (original and catchy, I know). Over the years months, my "reviewer instincts" have become my best friend. Then...

They turn on me. I was so sure
Lisseth (Read-a-holicZ)
This book is...AMAZING/SPECTACULAR/CHILLING/ A COMPLETE RIDE OF NERVES!!! To bad You'll have to wait a exactly 3 more months till my complete review goes up. BUT YOU NEED TO GET THIS WHEN IT COMES OUT!!!!! *really wish there were SIX STARS on Goddreads*
Apr 29, 2016 Alba rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Como esta reseña se va a llenar de aspectos negativos, quiero empezar con aquello que me ha agradado. Nerve trata sobre una especie de 'Gran Hermano', una compañía anónima que ofrece entretenimiento a través de internet. El reality show que nos ofrece consiste en proponer retos como robar o quedar en evidencia en un sitio público, grabarlos y subirlos a su página. Aquellos que sean más entretenidos, Nerve los seleccionará a cambio de grades premios y regalos.
Comparan esta novela con Los Juegos
Mar 27, 2016 Anka rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: en-casa
May 13, 2016 Cookie marked it as lost-interest-or-not-continuing
Shelves: 2012-publication
ngl the trailer for the movie got me hyped for this (but i go into it with low expectations, nonetheless)
Mar 13, 2014 Kay rated it liked it
I am not sure why, but I started reading Nerve with the idea that this whole game took place in some futuristic, science-fiction world far away from us. In fact though, Nerve is a fast-paced contemporary thriller. And while it kept me hooked for the most part, I felt a bit let down by the premise.

The book starts with an exciting pursuit scene that feels life-on-the-line dangerous. Then we meet Vee at her school’s theater production, in her behind-the-scenes role, minding her own little business.
the golden witch.
While "Nerve" is a great plot-driven story, I did have a few issues with characterization, the autenticity factor of the romance, and some other stuff with it. However, it's a really great book in the sense that you can't really put it down once you've started. You get an adrenaline rush - especially at the end of the book. while I can't say that "Nerve" blew my mind, it was pretty entertaining.

Okay, so, at least there's no love triangle in this one, guys. But there is, unfortunately, some insta
En esta ocasión nos encontramos ante un libro diferente, un libro que podría marcar el origen de una distopía, pero que en realidad cuenta una historia autoconclusiva que no te dejará indiferente. “Nerve. Un juego sin reglas” muestra los peligros de internet y de las redes sociales y Seguir leyendo
Mar 08, 2016 Espe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nerve un juego sin reglas es una novela actual, donde las tecnologías están muy presentes y son la clave. Así que la trama gira entorno a Vee y el juego, dos partes fundamentales que se fusionan y dan como resultado una novela trepidante y adictiva donde realmente no sabes que pensar, en quien confiar o lo que va a pasar a continuación, porque todo es posible, incluso las que nunca pensaste que fueran posibles o las cosas más crueles.

Reseña completa:
Nov 10, 2013 mich rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, disappointing
"an un-putdownable suspense thriller.”

Um, actually, not really. Thanks a lot Lying Blurb. You too, Cool Looking Cover. Thanks for tricking me into spending $10.99 on a mediocre book.

Nerve was pretty disappointing. While the idea of it was intriguing and quite different from anything I’ve read before, the execution blew. A thriller it is not (I was taken aback by how silly the dares in the beginning were, and was hoping things would get less stupid as the stakes got higher and the game progresse
Apr 13, 2016 Hobbes rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult

NERVE is a media reality show where contestants enact increasingly embarrassing and dangerous dares to win prizes. Vee's participation is a one-time only dare but events snowball when the prizes are too tempting to the point it seems NERVE has intimate knowledge of all aspects of her life, immediate wishes and future goals.

This is no Hunger Games though. The end climax is thrilling enough but it didn't send chills down my spine. And, insta-love is here... from unrequited crush to new man Ian, w
Apr 21, 2016 Álvaro rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-4abril
Vaya fail de libro.
Instalove exagerado. Trama original pero mal llevada. Capítulos que se hacen super lentos.
Decepción total
DAYvid Hewitt (the biblioflick buff)
Hunger Games meets this, Hunger Games meets that, for the fans of Hunger Games, better than the Hunger Games, always the Hunger Games and I HATED those things

So years ago I decided to add this is my to-read list because it's "for the fans of The Hunger Games" and many books that have that tagline or similar to that is quite boring or really similar that I either enjoy it or scan the book knowing the plot already. This book is NOT the Hunger Games, maybe because NERVE is a game, so that's the sim
Dixie A.
Nov 01, 2014 Dixie A. rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Cool concept, but botched ending. Also, giving a taste of the end at the beginning was not a good tactic. Showing us a bit from the end first only upped my expectations for what would happen. When nothing matching it did, that made my evaluation of the work drop considerably.

The story is about a game show where contestants are given progressively harder dares in pursuit of a personally tailored grand prize. At first, the dares are individual, but in the grand prize round, they become team dares.
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I’ve lived all over the world, raised in a family with eleven brothers and sisters. I spent my early childhood in Hawaii and the rest of my growing-up years trying to figure out a way to get back there, with stops in South Korea, Michigan and Germany along the way. Before writing fiction, I tried my hand at many things, including war game simulation and youth development research. But I decided it ...more
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