February 24, 2017 • Cee • Comics

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer & Douglas Holgate • January 31, 2017 • Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
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In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure—with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar tea

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.


I received this book for free from Macmillan for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “Somewhere outside Sydney, Australia…”

“I need more Iko” is the first thing everybody I know says after reading The Lunar Chronicles. And why shouldn’t they? This lovable android with her upbeat personality and love for dresses and shoes is an absolute delight. Readers cannot help but fall in love with her. Readers have been waiting years for her own story, and it’s finally here!

Everything You Need to Know About
Wires and Nerve

  • It’s about the beloved android, Iko!

We’ve been asking for her own story, and here it is!

No longer content sitting on the sideline as a beloved upbeat sidekick, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers who pose a threat to the peace alliance between Earth and Luna. That’s right! She becomes a bounty hunter! To help her best friend, she’ll do whatever she can, even if that puts her in the line of danger. She’ll kick these wolf-hybrid soldiers in the ass and send them back to Luna, whilst dealing with the annoying royal guard who she has to work with.

  • The characters in the Lunar Chronicles books make appearances.

Don’t be surprised when you see characters from the Lunar Chronicles books show up in Wires and Nerve!

These characters are Iko’s family, so it’s no surprise that they’re in this graphic novel. You get Cinder trying to undo the mess that Queen Levana did, Captain Thorne and Cress delivering Letumosis all over Earth, Scarlet and Wolf living happily ever after in their country home, and so on. These characters are just as delightful as they were in their own books.

  • You don’t have to read the Lunar Chronicles books to understand Wires and Nerve.

Take it from me—someone who has only read the first two books (Cinder & Scarlet)—you don’t need to read The Lunar Chronicles to understand what is going on in Wires and Nerve. It helps if you have read The Lunar Chronicles because it sets up and delves into the world these characters were living in, but it’s totally not necessary. Though, I highly recommend reading The Lunar Chronicles to fully understand what is going on and the relationship of these characters.

  • The art is fantastic. 

Just take a look at the gorgeousness of the art in these panels! How can you not be sucked into this world by the art alone? It’s so perfect. 

  • Wires and Nerve is so much fun. 

I promise you. Don’t believe me? Pick up Wires and Nerve. How can an android-bounty hunter tracking down hybrid wolf soldiers with characters from The Lunar Chronicles not be fun?

Who will love this graphic novel? Readers who love the Lunar Chronicles books. Anybody who like reading about bounty hunters and fantastic art.

Should you read Wires and Nerves? HELL YES.


4 Responses to “REVIEW • Iko To The Rescue (Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer)”

  1. Kelly says:

    I’m tempted to pick this up just for the artwork! This always happens to me with graphic novels though – I get caught up admiring the artwork and don’t actually make any progress with the story haha

  2. Iko was one of the most entertaining characters in the Lunar Chronicles and I’m so glad she’s gotten her own series!! Hopefully I love it as much as you did when I do (eventually) pick it up :D

  3. Kyra says:

    Ahh I NEED this! I remember loving Iko when I read Cinder back in 2012 (SUCH A LONG TIME AGO WHAT) so I’ll definitely be reading this!

  4. Inkling says:

    I enjoyed this series but I’ve been a bit hesitant to pick this up. I’m now psyched about it and know what I want to spend the rest of my Amazon gift card on.

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