Title: Wires and Nerve, Volume 1
Series: Wires and Nerve, #1
Author: Marissa Meyer
Illustrator: Douglas Holgate
My Rating: 4.5 / 5
This review is short and spoiler-free.
In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure — with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar team.
In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.
(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)
I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the ending of the last book in The Lunar Chronicles, so I was super glad to hear that there was a spin-off-ish series that was going to follow Iko after the events of Winter. Even better, it was a graphic novel series. I don’t know about you, but I like pictures in books. It takes me back to my elementary school days.
Going back into the world felt like coming home to an old friend. My memory was a bit rusty on what happened in the end of the original series, but this book sucks you right in and explains what’s happening in the beginning. I wouldn’t read this unless you finished The Lunar Chronicles because much of the story is relied based on the assumption that the reader has already read the original series.
I feel that sometimes when transferring a story into pictures, some facts get lost because there’s only so much information you can put into a story made of pictures. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with the first volume. The characters didn’t act (for lack of a better phrase) out of character. I believe both Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate did a good job on starting off right where Winter left the readers and diving into (what I like to think as) the epilogue/sequel story.
She’s a classy, sassy lassie.
Still her usual humble self.
Cress & Captain Throne
I put them together because they make such a great team. And they’re adorable. I can’t help but fangirl when I think of them.
I give this book 4.5 / 5 BBC Sherlock heads. I love the artwork and it was great to revisit the world.
Until next time….