Book Review: Players by Bridget Nash

Author: Bridget Nash
Publisher: Wallace Publishing
Publication Date: October 11th, 2015
Genre: Dystopian
Pages: 500 pages

Blurb

Ryan Scribe is eighteen and has it made.
He lacks nothing and doesn’t even know anyone who lacks anything.
Then he hears a beautiful actress say, “Truth is often stranger than perception,” and he begins to look at his world with new eyes.
All it takes is one wrong question and he is swiftly banished from the only home he’s ever known. Forced to join a band of traveling players, stage actors who look like they could have stepped straight out of Elizabethan England, Ryan begins to question his life, his country and everyone around him. Can he really trust a group of actors? Will his questions land him in even more danger?

Review

5 Stars

I really enjoyed reading this book. It had such a great twist to a Dystopian world you usually see in novels these days.

Ryan the main character in this novel is going to a play. This play was written by the players themselves and Ryan who was so fascinated by the idea of writing something, decided to write as well but in his closed community this was not allowed.

Soon enough Ryan finds himself in a new community after being banished from his own and see those players he watched before. He starts to learn more about these players and how their community works and what is allowed to do and not. After a while, he founds out that each community only knows, their own part of the truth and laws.

I enjoyed reading this book a lot. It was well written and very intriguing. This is a mystery and dystopian novel, with lots of twists that make you think of how things may go in this world and if it’s right or not, even in our own civilization.

The main character and others are so well thought of and well written. I could easily step in Ryan’s world and walk with him through his adventures.
There were drama and romance in this book, but what I loved most is the way it makes you think and how close to home it felt (the fights we are fighting as a world community these days).

The only thing that bugged me in this novel is that it ended so quickly and I really wanted more (a lot more). I want to see more and know more of this world and the characters 🙂

I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes dystopian books like divergent. Players even make you think more and you feel involved with the world, the characters and gives you a fresh look on your own world. It was a wonderful read.

If you want to know more about the author and how she got her idea for Players, go look at her guest post I posted here, Where Do Story Ideas Come From? 🙂

You can find the book over at

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As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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