Genre: Young Adult / Graphic Novel
Page Count: 240 pages
Publication Date: January 2017
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.
Right, so this might be a bit controversial… Please don’t kill me… but I didn’t really enjoy Wires and Nerve. At least not nearly as much as I enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles.
I’m not sure if it’s because this is a graphic novel and I’m just not used to this format, OR if it’s because there was no end to the story at the end of the book. I know, I know, this is only the first book in a series so the story was not supposed to end there anyway… but come on! Usually at the end of a book in a series like this there’s a cliffhanger, or something that makes you want to pick up the next book in the series, right? Where was the cliffhanger? Did I blink and miss it?
It wasn’t all bad though. It was nice to see all my “friends” again in those few pages (Seriously, I could have read this in one sitting), and it was brilliant seeing Iko take more of a main role. She’s honestly one of my all time favourite book characters! I just love all that sass 😀
But I have to say, the characters didn’t seem like themselves. Even Iko behaved in a strange, unexpected way in certain parts of the story.
Overall, I was a bit disappointed. I’m not saying it’s a bad book, it’s just not as epic as the Lunar Chronicles.