Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer | Review

Title: Wires and Nerve, Volume  1
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 240
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Goodreads rating: 4.14 Stars
Published:January 31st,  2017
Source: Hardcover/bought


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:

I really love that, unlike a lot of graphic novels out there for YA series, this one actually expands on the original stories, picking up where they left off.  While it is really fun to see the graphic novel versions of some of the books I've thoroughly enjoyed, its even better when a series I've loved is expanded on.

Wires and Nerve brings Iko to the foreground of the story, expending on her as a character and showing just how human she can be {while still being very much an android}.  I listened to the audiobooks for three of the four {five, if you count Fairest} of the Lunar Chronicles, and I loved how Iko was read.  She quickly became one of my favorites - her spunk, vulnerability and desire to have a real, honest-to-goodness life were wonderful to read.

I would give this 5 stars, but the illustrations were not what I was expecting after having read a few of the other books that have been redone as graphic novels. But the storyline is great and takes the reader back into the Lunar world. It's pretty great to see Iko go off on her own and be a kick-butt hero!

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