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...more
Does it turn deadly? Sure. But this doesn't happen until near the en...more
Usually, they are right thus I have named them "The Reviewer Instincts" (original and catchy, I know). Over the
They turn on me. I was so sure...more
In a world that’s probably only about 5 or 10 years ahead of our own, Vee is a sweet, quiet girl who’s tired of standing backstage and waiting in the shadows. When she gets the cha...more
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...more
I want to start with the cover. I know we're supposed to reserve our judgment for covers until we've gotten to the meat of a book, but holy effin crap. You think that image up there is intense? The real live in-person cover has a linear RAINBOW holo on it. It's freaking gorgeous and even if I didn't enjoy the story, I'd want my own copy to hold and sit on my shelves and love.
But the fact is that NERVE absolutely lived up to my expectations. Not only the standard s...more
Most if not all people want to try something new. They can either try a new sport, or maybe try to adapt to a new hobby; there’s a first for everything. Out of the thousands of new things Vee could have experimented with; she decided to play the online game “Nerve”. I’ve never read a book with such a good plot up until this point. Nerve is the type of book you want to read all at once.
Nerve is an online game that challenges people to do the most humiliating da...more
Vee is “the girl behind the curtain” in the literal sense since she works backstage in make-up and costumes for a play, while her best friend Sydney is the star of the show. She joins a game call...more
There’s a popular online game that everyone is talking about. It’s about making dares that might be very embarrassing or dangerous and you get prizes if you complete them. Vee decides to try out for the contest with other people, and she succeeds. The game seems to know her and knows what she wants. She gets teamed up with the hot and mysterious guy Ian and together they move forward in the competition, but everything is not as it seems.
I think I had too high expectations on this boo...more
Vee was pretty cool she transforms from shy and timid to daring. I loved that transformation. Maybe because I...more
This review can be originally be found at The Twins Read .
With the overabundance of reality shows where people basically bare all - pun not intended - in front of the camera in order to satisfy millions of viewers who have unknowingly ventured and reveled in capitalist voyeurism, the first thing that Ryan's Nerve throws in the reader's face is: When will NERVE become a reality?
NERVE is a game where people complete dares, capture the footage on video, and upload them online...more
I'm a tiny bit disappointed in this book. I was able to read through it very quickly because of its fast-paced writing and chapters. I liked the character but they were a bit two-dimensional. I like the idea of the story but I was hoping for something else. I was thinking of it as a video game that people would play and would enter it, sort of like the Hunger Games, and have to do crazy shit to stay alive. It turns out it is about a girl who is usually on the sidelines and ends up auditioning...more
There is a lot to like about "Nerve" and I'm excited to see what first-time-author Jeanne Ryan does next but the author made some choices that make it hard to really love.
Vee surprises her friends (and herself) when, in a spontaneous moment, she uploads a video of herself doing a dare to a game show website. Her video gets tons of hits and next thing she knows she's a contestant on NERVE, an anonymous online show kindof like "Fear Factor". Vee is a total...more
Ceci dit, j'ai trouv...more
Dans le premier chapitre, on rencontre Vee, qui...more
Mon avis en français : http://www.betweendandr.com/2013/05/0...
Quand j'ai lu le résumé de ce roman, j'avoue que j'ai tout de suite été très intriguée. Un livre qui traite des dérives de la télé réalité et du Net ? Le sujet m'a semblé très intéressant et j'étais curieuse de voir comment l'auteure allait l'aborder. Malheureusement à ce niveau-là, je dois dire que j'ai été un peu déçue car je m'attendais à ce que le thème soit traité avec a...more
Nerve is a high adrenaline based novel where I was kept on the edge of my seat waiting to see what the next dare would be and if the prize would make it worth the contestants while. As part of a game I have to wonder how far is too far for both the players and the gamekeepers.
Vee has always been in the shadows of her best friend. This never really bothered her until a kiss between her best friend, the lead in a play, and her current crush goes on a little too long while on stage....more
The beginning of the story showed promise, which was really what kept me reading. I liked the theatre aspect of the story and the fact that Vee was just a normal teenager. But, once we got past the initial introduction the story went downhill..fast.
Each text message is a dare. Vee just has to complete it to earn a prize. Then she can get a new one; and maybe even make it to t...more
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,...more
HOLY CRAP. This book was nerve-racking. The beginning made it clear that NERVE was not all fun and games. And the deeper that Vee and Ian got into the game, the more intense it became. I couldn't put it down for too long because I needed to know what was going to happen next. My adrenaline was pumping during the "Grand Prize" Dares.(view spoiler)[When the guns got involved, that's when things got too real. Though I didn't like when parents/guardians were called to say that their child had been i...more
The point is that I was expecting a thriller. This was not a thriller. The dares were pretty embarassing, but did not head to downright dangerous territory until much later.
And I did not like the characters. Well, Vee was okay, I did like that she became s...more
The hook is simple, do a dare win a prize. Having a bit of a thrill and some new trinkets are an enticing combination but as Vee is finding the increasingly better incentives come with higher r...more
The reason for my oh-so-high expectations because the synopsis. ME GUSTA. You play an online game filled with dares and you have to do anything they tell you. If you do fulfill your dare, they'll give you what you've always wanted, if not... kiss your prize goodbye. But y...more