Kicking Ass & Taking Names - Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer Review

Monday, July 3, 2017
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

I should've been writing an essay for English, but instead I decided to wisely spend my time reading Wires and Nerve. I told myself I'd only read a page or two, but that quickly became the entire book. I just couldn't put it down, despite the homework breathing down my neck (don't worry, I still got the essay done in time, just was a bit sleep deprived the next day).

Synopsis & Details:

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 read more... 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.

Title: Wires and Nerve
Series: Wires and Nerve #1
Author: Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate
Publication Date: January 31st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Graphic Novels

So, enough about my unhealthy procrastination habits (not getting enough sleep is really really bad for you it turns out), let's talk about the book...

Wires and Nerve focuses on Iko, as she is our protagonist this time around.

I've always found her to be an extremely likable and entertaining character, and this graphic novel is no exception. She makes a wonderful narrator, and I loved seeing everything through her eyes.

While the book is mostly about Iko, her being the main character and all, we also get to see the other members of the crew (still waiting for more Kai though).

Cinder is adjusting to her new position, figuring out how to rule Luna, and attempting to guide her country to a brighter future. Thorne and Cress are still onboard the Rampion, traveling around the world and distributing the letumosis cure to those that need it. Scarlet and Wolf are back on the farm, being as mushy as usual *screeches* The RINNGGGGG. Winter has smoothly slid into her new ambassador role, and Jacin, of course, is right by her side (no surprise there). And finally, Kai is off running The Eastern Commonwealth, and consequently, we haven't seen very much of him yet *tears*.

As this is a graphic novel review, I am 100% obligated (by my own choice) to mention the art.

I'm a bit on the fence when it comes to the art style of Wires and Nerve.

On one hand, I really liked how most of the characters' were portrayed (Iko's design is by far the best one in my opinion, though Cinder's was also a particular favorite), however, I was a bit more meh with some other character designs *cough* Kinney and Kai *cough*. I'm also not a huge fan of how the wolves were drawn, I don't know, they just didn't feel right to me. Though my head pictures are just my head pictures, so who am I to judge?

Speaking of the wolves, I'm so happy that we're finally getting some closure.

After finishing Winter, I was quite annoyed with the fact that we never found out what happened to them after Levana's downfall. I mean they're not exactly an issue that's gonna go off and fix itself.

The best part, by far, is sheer amount of butt we get to see Iko kick in Wires and Nerve (trust me the title totally fits).

She really came into her own, we get to see into her head, and watch as she struggles with her andriodness and what it means. I can't wait to see more of her and the crew in the next installment (graphic novels never last long enough)!!! Fingers crossed for Kaider.

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

What's your favorite Lunar Chronicles' ship? Who's your favorite character?