Review: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer

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

Wires and Nerve
Wires and Nerve #1
Marissa Meyer
Young Adult Fiction
January 31, 2017
Graphic Novel

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.

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    1. Yeah. It was a fun read as a fan. I wrote this review in a rush this morning, so I’m feeling like I didn’t say too much. I also read it a couple of weeks ago, and it didn’t make too much of an impression. Although as always, I loved Iko.

  1. I just returned this to my library, unread.

    Here’s where I clarify: I borrowed the electronic version, and it was way too hard to try and read it via my Kindle or the Kindle app on my phone. So I returned that version and requested a paper copy.

    I should have it ready to pick up at my next library visit. 🙂
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    1. Yes! Iko is one of my favorite characters as well, especially in the audio version. Her voice is just perfect! (I was slightly horrified when I saw Marissa Meyer speak though, and she called her ee-ko though instead of igh-ko, which is how I’ve always pronounced it in my head and how the audio version says it as well.)

    1. That’s kind of how I felt as well. I’d never read a graphic novel, and I found myself mostly just reading the words. It was quick and fun to read.

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