Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer (author), Douglas Holgate (Illustrations)
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.
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Feiwel & Friends
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue expected publication: Jan 30th, 2018
I've seen this book featured on bookstagram multiple times and it looked like the perfect book for my husband. I look for any books that will get him into reading and he read this within a few hours one night which I was stunned to hear. I personally had no idea what it was about, and as I was starting to put this post together realized that the author also wrote Cinder, Scarlet, and the rest of The Lunar Chronicles series, so I might just have to jump on this bandwagon because I've been eyeing those books for a while. Without further ado below is my husband's review.
Wires and Nerves was a complete surprise for me. My wife mentioned earlier in the week that she rented a book at our local library that she thought I would like. When I asked what kind of book it was, I was completely amazed when she said it was a graphic novel. Then, when she finally brought it home, luck would have it that our power went out so what better way to pass time then to read a little bit. Needless to say, I finished the book two hours later and was not disappointed in the slightest.
Marissa Meyer did a fantastic job bringing people up to speed who are not familiar with the Lunar Chronicles series in the prologue (which is also a fantastic series from what I have heard and I look forward to jumping into soon). Wires and Nerves picks up right where the series left off, following our nine hero's as they transition into their new roles in the universe. The dialogue presented by Meyer was playful and engaging with sprinkles of wit that had me laughing to my self on more than one occasion. Of course, a graphic novel can only go as far as the talent that the illustrator possesses and Douglas Holgate has plenty of talent to go around. Where Meyer provided the direction, Holgate brought it to life with his drawings, allowing the reader to visualize the emotions that the numerous characters exhibited through out the story. Iko, who this story follows, struggles with an identity crises as she attempts to prove to everyone that she is more than just an android by taking on the dangerous task of rounding up the rouge lunar army. Throughout the story, she attempts to understand why she has strange feelings for a specific someone while trying to save her friends from the new menace. I enjoyed the small dives we took into her self conscious, as I felt it really provided some more depth to the character.
As my wife mentioned above, for me to read a book of any sort in the time frame of a day is insane and simply unheard of. This book some how accomplished that feat and to be quite honest, I can't wait for the release of the second one.