Graphic Novel Review: Wires and Nerves volume 1

Graphic Novel Review: Wires and Nerves volume 1Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate
Series: Wires and Nerves #1
on January 1st 2017
Genres: Graphic Novel
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.

thought

Wires and Nerves Volume 1 takes place after Winter, where Cinder is trying to move over power to the people in Luna, but is dealing with rogue wolves that have escaped. Iko volunteers to try to track them down, figuring she’s the best person for the job. There’s a ton of action and I loved seeing our usual gang in the aftermath of Winter. Iko’s adventures lead her to each group and we get a peak at what life is like for them.

The only downside is I wasn’t in love with the illustrations. They’re good, they just didn’t really pop at me as fitting what I thought of the characters. I think some of the characters looked a little too similar at times and relied a bit on names to distinguish them. I did like the choice of colors. I love when they are black and white and one other color (this case being blue).

Overall, I let the story and nostalgia overtake me and became used to the illustration style. I really enjoyed this volume and cannot wait for the next one!

Verdict:

A great extension to the Lunar Chronicles that lovers of the series should read.

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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