Review: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 1 by Marissa Meyer & Douglas Holgate

wires-and-nervePublisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 31, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Pages: 240
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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.

MY THOUGHTS

5 stars

This review may contain spoilers for The Lunar Chronicles.

I have no words for how much I’ve missed the world of The Lunar Chronicles and how much I loved Wires and Nerve. This graphic novel follows Iko, an android and Cinder’s best friend, as she tries to rid Earth of rogue wolf-hybrid soldiers that were created by Queen Levana. Along the way we get to check in with the rest of the crew, especially Cinder, Cress and Thorne.

What I loved most about this graphic novel was that it was a continuation of The Lunar Chronicles rather than a rerelease of the original story in graphic novel format. It was really nice to be able to see Earth and Luna, post-Levana, and see how the world is developing. It was also fantastic to be able to reconnect with all of the characters again and see where they are now, especially because the small glimpses that we got in Stars Above was just not enough for me. It was so wonderful to see the couples and there was some serious flailing going on while I read it.

I finished the graphic novel pretty quickly and my biggest complaint is that I have to wait another year for the next volume to come out. However, what happened in this first volume of Wires and Nerve has made me extremely excited to see what happens next. Marissa Meyer has teased us with a few moments of romantic tension between Iko and Kinney here and there and I can’t wait to see what will happen next. I’m anticipating lots of great interactions between the two. There also seems to be a great Wolf storyline coming up in the next volume that I cannot wait to explore further. Wolf and Scarlet is a couple that I really liked in the series and I was a little bit disappointed that we didn’t see more of them in this first volume. However, there were lots of Cress and Thorne moments, which made me extremely happy because they are my favourite of the four couples that we saw in The Lunar Chronicles. I loved the involvement of all of the characters in the plot and that the story wasn’t just about Iko.

I also really loved how this graphic novel explored attitudes towards androids and cyborgs, and how Iko never felt like she fit in with other androids, and at times with her group of friends. Iko is so sassy and confident in the series that it was nice to read from her perspective and see her vulnerabilities and how out of place she feels. I’m keen to see how that’s going to be explored further in the next volume.

I’m so excited to have another Lunar Chronicles book in my hands and it definitely did not disappoint. I cannot wait to get the next volume and see where Marissa Meyer takes the story.

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16 thoughts on “Review: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 1 by Marissa Meyer & Douglas Holgate

  1. bookevin says:

    I am so excited for this one, Jenna. But I’d probably have to saw one of my arms out in exchange for Wires and Nerves. I am so glad you liked this one! Maybe someday, I’ll get the chance to read this one – it could be my first ever graphic novel too!

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  2. Marie says:

    I am so happy you liked this one so much, I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am about this haha – I’m not a huge reader of graphic novels but well, that one I have to read 🙂

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  3. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    So, I didn’t know that this existed until this morning and it has MADE MY DAY. I NEED to own this book.

    Iko is just so freaking adorable. I am so glad that this seems to be free of all disappointment that Heartless brought.

    Ordering it now.

    I have been toying with the idea of re-reading Cress (I am a little ahead in my reading schedule for the first time in MONTHS). I think I might just do it.

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      WOOHOO! Sorry this reply is coming a bit late and I’m hoping that your copy has already arrived!! It definitely erased all of my disappointment about Heartless. The only thing that I’m sad about is that volume 2 of this graphic novel won’t be released until next year. I need it NOW!

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