Wires and Nerve is a graphic novel spin-off of Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series. You all know how much I love that series, so of course I had to read this book. It was my first graphic novel (well except the ones I read with my son). The main character is Iko, Cinder’s side-kick android friend. The story takes place between the battle on Luna at the end of Winter and the wedding story from Stars Above. Basically, it covers the clean up of all of the wolf soldiers on Earth. Iko is a bounty hunter of sorts. It’s pretty fun.
I enjoyed this book because I’m a huge fan of the series, but I don’t know that it would hold up very well on it’s own. Also, it’s the first book in a two-part mini-series, so there wasn’t as much action as I was hoping there would be. It does feature cameos by all of the characters from The Lunar Chronicles, and there’re a couple of new characters – good and bad. The illustrations were fine, although I mainly just focused on the text and plowed through it in one day (maybe only 2 hours).
I recommend this book for fans of the series. Otherwise, you can probably skip this one. (But, seriously, if you haven’t read the original series, go read Cinder right now. Also, know that the books get better and better as the series progresses, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t love the first book. I didn’t the first time I read it.)
Rating: 3 Stars