Graphic Novel Review: Wires and Nerve

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer
Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerve, #1) 
by Marissa Meyer (Goodreads Author)Douglas Holgate (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads

I love this continuation of the Lunar Chronicles series, especially since it’s a graphic novel! After Cinder takes the throne and the Earthen-Lunar war is over, there are still some wolf-soldiers running around Earth unsupervised, causing death and destruction.
So Iko, the sassy android, takes up the task of retrieving all the deserters of the wolf army and bringing them back to Luna to face justice and/or be rehabilitated. It will take all her fancy programming and a lot of nerve to keep her friends safe, and even more determination to convince people that she has feelings just like a human.

I really loved the blue-tinted artwork, and I was impressed with the layout of the panels, and the pacing of the story. Some of the characters didn’t look quite how I had imagined them in my head, but that’s okay. Really beautiful cartoony style that pulled me into the world of Luna!
Iko, of course, is just delightful, but I almost wished she were MORE sassy. She’s so busy kicking butt and taking out the evil wolf soldiers, she’s almost…. serious. A serious Iko??? Say what? Of course, she’s still obsessed with boys and dresses and shoes and hair, but for most of the book, they are fighting for their lives or running someplace or discussing strategy. I do love that Iko begins to ask herself some deep questions about how people treat her because she’s an android. She has a lot of great inner dialogue and internal struggle.

I LOVED love loved seeing all the characters from Lunar Chronicles again. The whole Rampion crew is back, establishing order after the war, making the tough decisions, and helping people. Each chapter focuses on a few of the characters, bringing their stories a little further as they adjust to life after the war. Loved it! There may have been some squealing like a fangirl.

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