Nerve Blog Tour & Giveaway!!

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Title: Nerve
Author: Jeanne Ryan
Author Info: Website / Twitter / Goodreads / Facebook
Pub Date: Sept. 13, 2012
Publisher: Dial Books (Penguin)
Format: Hardcover (I read paperback ARC)
Pages: 304
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Indie


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.


Nerve has an interesting premise that to me seems like something that I wouldn’t be surprised to see on the internet now. Nerve is a game where you are challenged to do crazy dares in order to win prizes. The dares are posted on the internet and if you get enough hits and likes you can end being moved on to other rounds, all the way to final round where you can compete for huge prizes. You end up having a huge fan base and you are actually able to pay extra to get some perks of being a watcher. You spend a little cash and get to be in the front row seat to the action. Of course the creators of the game are anonymous themselves and there is no way to trace them.

I felt like I was getting the same adrenaline rush out of the dares as the characters in the book were. I seriously felt myself wondering what the next dare would be, what it would entail and what prizes would be offered next. Things turn creepy though when the dares become a little too personal. You start to wonder how the game makers are getting extra information on you and is there someone amongst your friends betraying you to them.  As the dares increase in their risk so do the prizes that are offered. I think this book raises the question how far are you willing to go and what is your limit. Are you willing to hurt someone to get that carrot at the end of the stick?
I don’t think the book was really meant to be a romance, because it was so focused on the action. I kind of wondered if the relationship between Vee and Ian wasn’t purely based on the rush of the game. Vee seemed to trust Ian a little bit too easily and the chemistry had a bit of shallowness to it.  Vee and Ian were matched up for the game, kind of like taking a compatibility test. So they of course would be drawn to each other. I just wondered how much was really there in their relationship outside of the game.
It was one of those books I put down, looked at my husband and said..”I think that book just screwed with my head” (In a good way of course). I really enjoyed it. I kept stopping and telling my husband things that were going on in the book because I think it’s the kind that can appeal to a larger audience. I kept thinking in my head this should totally be a movie. I would definitely consider it a well done debut.

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