Graphic Novel Review: Wires and Nerve #1 by Marissa Meyer

297728634 out of 5 Stars

I noticed this book when digging through the YA section at a local bookstore and picked it up, intrigued by the bold cover. To my surprise, it was actually a graphic novel and the newest book in an established series. Luckily, I recently finished that series, the Lunar Chronicles 🙂

Some Background

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 series.

My Thoughts?

I really enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles, so I was excited to see that the story continued in this new graphic novel. The story follows Iko, Cinder’s android sidekick, as she hunts the remnants of the monstrous lunar army still threatening Earth’s people. Iko was a source of great comic relief throughout the rest of the series, so it was great to see her in the spotlight for once.

This graphic novel throws readers right into the thick of things, beginning with a battle in an abandoned mine against the wolf-hybrid soldiers featured in previous novels. Besides plenty of action, the story line has several cute romantic moments, and offers room for laughs. There are some great cameos from Cinder, Prince Kai, Cress, and many of our other favorite characters, taking place several months after the events in Winter.

I have two complaints about Wires and Nerve. The first was the artwork. I loved the bold color scheme on the front cover and the monochromatic tones used throughout the remainder of the book, but some of the line work seemed… sloppy. The backgrounds were beautiful, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the cartoonish drawing style used for the characters.

My second major complaint was that I didn’t realize this book was the first in a series! I was slightly upset with the cliff hanger ending, though I’m super excited for the next book 🙂 Overall, a give Wires and Nerve 4 out of 5 Stars!

Happy Reading!




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