Book Review: Wires and Nerve



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. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.

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First, if you’ve read Stars Above you should be warned that the wedding short story in that book actually occurs after Wires and Nerve. That really confused me at first while reading and I’m kind of upset that’s the case, to be honest. I’d love to know what happens after that short story and I’m hoping this graphic novel series goes past it so I can find out. Besides this one little annoyance, I really loved this novel.

It felt so great to be back in The Lunar Chronicles world and seeing all my favorite characters again. Even though this book is about Iko I got to see everyone from Rampion Crew again, which was great. Also, there were so many swoon moments, especially for Cress and Thorne (Cresswell) shippers. I absolutely loved it. Even Iko had her own romantic moments, which I truly enjoyed, even though she’s an android so I found it a little confusing.

My only other issue with this novel was that it was too short. I forgot how quick graphic novels are and this story went by way too fast. I wanted more as soon as I was done and I can’t believe I’ll have to wait a year before I get to see what happens next, even though technically I have a pretty good idea how it’ll end because of that short story in Stars Above. Have I mentioned how annoyed am about that, because I am.

Still, overall I truly enjoyed this book and I could see myself reading it again because it was such a quick and easy read. I’m not sure how many books are going to be in this series but I’m hoping for at least two more. I don’t think I could ever get sick of these characters.

Have you read Wires and Nerve yet? Let me know your thoughts about it below.


4 stars

Favorite Line:

“I misread the romantic tension, didn’t I?”

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