First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
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‘It took three days of waiting, but at four a.m. on a Sunday, the street in front of Abigail’s home finally emptied of all Watchers. Maybe even crazies needed to sleep once in a while.’
The book is:
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
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?
So I first heard of this story back when it blew up in the bookish community. Suddenly everyone had read it and they were stating that it was a great book and honestly… I had to see what the hubbub was about. I actually ended up buying a copy and then went to the library….and found it there waiting for me. I felt like I was kicked by the universe, hahaha.
Nonetheless I want to read this book but I don’t think that I’m going to end up liking it all that much, unfortunately.
Have you read Nerve?
What did you think of it?
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